Satanic Panic in the Attic

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Satanic Panic in the Attic
Satanic Panic in the Attic (Of Montreal album).jpg
Studio album by Of Montreal
Released April 6, 2004
Recorded Aug 2003 – Jan 2004
Genre Psychedelic pop
Length 43:33
Label Polyvinyl
Producer Glenn Schick
Of Montreal chronology
If He Is Protecting Our Nation, Then Who Will Protect Big Oil, Our Children?
Satanic Panic in the Attic
The Gladiator Nightstick Collection
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[3]
PopMatters (favorable)[4]
Stylus B+[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[6]

Satanic Panic in the Attic is the sixth album released by the band Of Montreal. The album, like later albums The Sunlandic Twins and Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, was made almost entirely by Kevin Barnes.

The artwork is done by the singer/songwriter's brother, David Barnes. The cover art is a psychedelic parody of El Greco's The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.

In August 2009, the webzine Pitchfork Media named "Disconnect the Dots" the 260th track in their staff list "The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s".[7] A 10th anniversary edition of the album was released exclusively on vinyl for Record Store Day 2014. The release contains the original album on 180g yellow vinyl as well as a 180g light blue vinyl disc with bonus tracks recorded around the same time as the album.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kevin Barnes, except where noted. 

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Disconnect the Dots"       4:25
2. "Lysergic Bliss"       4:04
3. "Will You Come and Fetch Me"       1:59
4. "My British Tour Diary"       2:19
5. "Rapture Rapes the Muses"       3:03
6. "Eros' Entropic Tundra"       3:12
7. "City Bird"   Dan Donahue Kevin Barnes 2:20
8. "Erroneous Escape into Erik Eckles"       2:48
9. "Chrissy Kiss the Corpse"       2:40
10. "Your Magic Is Working"       3:42
11. "Climb the Ladder"       3:26
12. "How Lester Lost His Wife"       2:31
13. "Spike the Senses"       3:11
14. "Vegan in Furs"       3:53

Bonus disc[edit]

The initial pressing came with a bonus EP containing four cover songs:

  1. "Know Your Onion!" (The Shins)
  2. "Spanish Dance Troupe" (Gorky's Zygotic Mynci)
  3. "Delinquency" (V Twin)
  4. "Color Me In" (Broadcast)


  1. ^
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ PopMatters review
  5. ^ Stylus review
  6. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  7. ^ a b "Pitchfork". Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s. Retrieved 17 August 2009.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Pitchfork" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).