“Though they’re beloved Paisley Underground contemporaries of REM,” writes Classic Pop, “The Dream Syndicate’s third album since their 2012 reformation sounds nothing like the Athens quartet. On opener ‘The Regulator,’ an almost entirely spontaneous 20-minute jam offering wild saxophone interjections from Marcus Tenney alongside sitar drones via The Long Ryders’ Stephen McCarthy, even Steve Wynn’s occasionally Captain Beefheart vocals, recorded at home, are his first take.”
Of course, The Universe Inside isn’t just notable because of its departure from The Dream Syndicate’s previous oeuvre. It’s also an astounding album in its own right. Get it spinning now, and check out the Classic Pop review here.