The band never lets its compositional ambition compromise its catchiness or obscure its playful nature. Diamonds' arch wordplay remains intact -- "Rough Gem" touts his own surname rather than decrying the mining conditions in Sierra Leone -- but he's also capable of strikingly romantic couplets: "Millions of sunsets, but the one I'll remember/The one where you told me you'd love me forever." In concert, group members wear all-white outfits and get as gleeful as Polyphonic Spree, zealously clapping hands and perching on one another's shoulders. This stage-straining septet expands again when Busdriver (he rapped over Diamonds and Tambeur's live Unicorns instrumentals in the short-lived project Th' Corn Gangg), the opening act, replicates his Return to the Sea cameo.
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