Album Review: The Universe Inside by Dream Syndicate (8/10)

Bursting out of LA's "Paisley Underground" scene in the early '80s, Dream Syndicate was initially known for a Velvet Underground-style sound. As the band added keyboards, they evolved into a hard-rocking proto-Americana. Now they present stretched-out compositions with an improvisatory flow and occasional lyrics, sounding closer to the '70s Krautrock band can than you'd expect. And it's really good! Occasional sitar and horns add to a psychedelic brew that many younger bands today would kill for.

Distributed by: Anti- Records

Produced by: John Agnello, Adrian Olsen and The Dream Syndicate.

Listen to the album here.