Phospherene Dream has a shoegazer garage vibe but with more of a Jesu meandering feel. It's like a more more laid back Black Rebel Motorcycle Club had met Pink Floyd, taken it out for a few drinks, had some laughs, and even called back the next morning. And "laid back" is probably a lazy misnomer; think "deliberate and purposeful psychedelia."
This is a really enjoyable listen front to back as an album: it's a slow, steady dirge you just do not want to see end. That being said, this is not for everyone -- likely target Mrs. Snilch Report surprisingly dislikes this quite a bit.
But for me, just listen to "River of Blood." It's epic.
The Black Angels - River of Blood
As Denis would say: "Rock." Word.
CD Placement Rating: Car CD Changer.