For over a decade, I was steadfastly ornery in the face of the hype about New York avant-rock outfit Mercury Rev. Then, they abruptly won these ears over with the dizzying masterpiece of epic pop that is "In a Funny Way," a delight of California sound perfected (despite the band having hailed from Buffalo) with Jonathan Donahue's high, lonesome vocalizing riding the song's cinematic... More >>>