Album Review: Portugal. The Man
    • FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

    • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

    Portugal. The Man have alleviated the fears of fans attached to their psych-folk with In The Mountain In The Clouds, their Atlantic Record debut. It's an exquisite composite of their former tastes mixed with a polished, professional take on moving forward with their distinct straddling of the fine line between experimental alternatives like My Morning Jacket and more contemporary indies-turned-major attempting to keep their perceived cool. It's no longer a perception—PTM have assembled a collection that functions on a higher level than any of their previous work, and works without needing a knowledge of anything that came before it, all the while encouraging a backwards exploration for new fans, and a revisiting for old ones.

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