In fashion with their nonsensical name, Portugal The Man have crafted eleven songs that are virtually devoid of all meaning due to their cryptic lyrics. To be fair, this could stem from the fact that the band simply refuses to adhere to the conventions of the English language. Grammar? Who needs it? Syntax? That’s for the fat cats in Washington!
Even lead singer John Gourley admits that he “can’t make no sense of this” on the appropriately titled Senseless. Despite these minor annoyances, Portugal The Man has yet again delivered a rousing psychedelic pop record.