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AND THE GLASS HANDED KITES

Mew

 

Crossover Prog

4.05 | 117 ratings

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AgentSpork
5 stars What a wonderful discovery this has been. I found out about Mew a few weeks ago by complete chance and have been addicted since. I'm sure there are a lot of people here that would try and argue that this band is not progressive and as such is not fit to swim among the prog-rock all stars on this site. Afterall, the band creates music that isn't particularly complex, nor does it have a whole lot in the way of extended pieces, odd time signatures, or other things that progressive rock fanatics wet their pants over.

What mew lacks in complexity and skill they make up for in songwriting ten times over. While AND THE GLASS HANDED KITES can not be classified as a concept album, all of the album's tracks transition into one another seamlessly and effortlessly, and it works incredibly well doing so. Each individual track still works wonderfully on its own, but when listening to the album in its entirety, you're given the illusion that you're listening to one long song. Rather than rely on virtuosic skill and fast playing, Mew provides beautifully layered instrumentation for the listener to become lost in, with fantastic vocal harmonies throughout, which makes for one hell of an amazing album from beginning to end.

AgentSpork | 5/5 |

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