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FRENGERS

Mew

 

Crossover Prog

3.96 | 41 ratings

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Yoke
4 stars Not quite friends, but not quite strangers

I am glad to see MEW being added to ProgArchives as their latter works certainly include some progressive elements (especially "And the Glass Handed Kite"). "Frengers" is a bit more straightforward than their latest two releases, but what is amazing about this album is that you get into it almost immediately and yet you never really grow tired of it.

"Frengers" was the breakthrough album for MEW both nationally (Denmark) and internationally and they have gone on to become one of the most interesting music groups to ever come out of Denmark. I have heard the album regularly for some years now and I believe "Frengers" to be a very good starting point for anyone interested in the music of MEW.

The voice of Jonas Bjerre is one of the most beautiful in modern rock music and the musicianship of the group is very (sometimes strangely) well-composed. The album begins in style with three of the more heavier tracks: "Am I Wry? No", "156" and "Snow Brigade". On the heavier side of "Frengers" the second to last track, "She Spider", needs to be singled out as well.

MEW's way of mixing hard-hitting music with soft, beautiful dream-pop/rock is remarkable. "Symmetry" and "She Came Home for Christmas" are both stunningly moving, but the highlight of the album is undoubtedly the final track, the nine-minute long "Comforting Sounds". This might be one of the most beautiful tracks written in this decade.

Fans of PORCUPINE TREE, RADIOHEAD and SIGUR RÓS will most likely become very good friends with MEW. I will highly recommend "Frengers" to anyone who finds some quality in any of the three before mentioned artists. It might lack that little bit of progressiveness to make it a masterpiece of progressive rock music, but it deserves at least four big stars.

Yoke | 4/5 |

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