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Mew - No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories The World Is Grey I'm Tired Let's Wash Away CD (album) cover

NO MORE STORIES ARE TOLD TODAY I'M SORRY THEY WASHED AWAY NO MORE STORIES THE WORLD IS GREY I'M TIRED LET'S WASH AWAY

Mew

 

Crossover Prog

3.76 | 60 ratings

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Revan
5 stars No More Stories... is in my opinion the best mew album, the best album from 2009 alltogeather, and one of the best efforts of the last decade. The album blends melodies quite reminicent to pop genres, but with an instrumental sophistication, stylistic freedom, and sparingly experimentalism very own of the progressive rock genre. I would classify this as "pop for prog rock listeners". Pop fans would be bored to death by the long intros, the minimalistic changes throughout the songs (post rock influences over here), and the seemingly "useless" fill-in tracks. The lyrics sound like an-even-more surrealistic version of genesis' early songs. Much of them don't make any direct sence (or maybe they don't make sence at all), but the words and the images they create go very well with the beutifull soundscapes. Sometimes this also sometimes create a "sigur ros effect", meaning, the voice sometimes becomes more of an instrument than anything else. Although the album is very coherent and it should be listened from begging to end in order, i would point out as highlights "Introducing Palace Players", "Beach", "Silas the Magic Car" and "Hawaii".
Revan | 5/5 |

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