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 August 2003–January 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?
(2002)If He Is Protecting Our Nation, Then Who Will Protect Big Oil, Our Children?2002
Satanic Panic in the Attic
The Gladiator Nightstick Collection
(2004)The Gladiator Nightstick Collection2004
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.[8]

This album also includes the controversial[citation needed] track, City Bird, which, contrary to the popular belief of many[who?], is not, in fact, written by the band's front man, Kevin Barnes.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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. ^ "Satanic Panic In The Attic by Of Montreal". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ "Of Montreal: Satanic Panic in the Attic Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Music Reviews, Features, Essays, News, Columns, Blogs, MP3s and Videos - PopMatters". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Stylus review
  6. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  7. ^ "Pitchfork". Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Satanic Panic RSD 2014". Of Montreal: Jigsaw Puzzle 7″ + Satanic Panic in the Attic Reissue (Record Store Day 2014). Retrieved 2 August 2014.