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NO MORE STORIES...

Mew

 

Crossover Prog

3.75 | 47 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
5 stars Well can you beat And The Glass Handed Kites...well no, but Mew did try their best to make another album that would make a reviewer (me) happy. God, Mew can just procreate good music can't they. The proved so by this largely titled album (a poem as an album title, great job crazy Swedes.) This album I have to admit isn't as beautiful as And The Glass Handed Kites...but it is alot more happier.The songs are more jaunty and alot less haunting. Still a great album (they made this during the course of a member leaving as well, wow, even with grief they can remain happy).

1. New Terrain - Ok, very weird. Apparently if you play this song backwards, it's another song on the album. Very avant garde and experimental. Great song tho, despite the weirdness.

2. Introducing Palace Players - Good song, cathcy and effective. Happy melodies and great vocals.

3. Beach - Very disco like. Danceable actually.

4. Repeaterbeater - Definelty the most catchiest song on the album. Great chorus and weird intro. Again very disco like. (What is their obssession with disco)

5. Intermezzo 1- Arrpeggios on piano. This was there just to make sure you're still consciousness and not in disco heaven.

6. Silas The Magic Car - My favourite song from this album. I love the lyrics and the title. Very innocent.

7. Cartoons & Macramé Wounds - This actually could have easily been put on And The Glass Handed Kites. Great contrapuntal harmonies and quite haunting (harks back to the earlier album).

8. Hawaii Dream - Great interlude, just saying the album title basically.

9 Hawaii - Happy and disco like. You think this would get annoying, but it just gets better.

10. Vaccine - Nice use of the xylophone. I think this is New Terrain backwards.

11. Tricks Of The Trade - Kraftwerk like keyboards, and OMD like harmonies. Also kind of like a weird Michael Jackson song. Good song none the less.

12. Intermezzo 2 - Another interlude, to be honest, they're just as good as the songs themselves.

13. Sometimes Life Isn't Easy - How to you end of a very happy album. With a sad ballad of course? Yea, werid ending, but still great though. Very Glass Hands.

14. Reprise - The end. Very haunting. Good way to end of an amazing album.

CONCLUSION: Mew have never failed to satisfy me. Even this Aha/Coldplay supergroup being formed shall be amazing, due to Jonas being the lead singer and all. A more lighter turn than Glass Hands was, but still an amazing album. Buy it, the artwork is great as well. If you like Teletubbies, then this album shouldnt fail you (cause Teletubbies rock)

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |

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