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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Mew's fifth full-length offering presents audiences with another meticulously crafted, highly melodic, and maddeningly esoteric collection of volatile Danish indie rock that replaces the dusky uncertainty of 2005's And the Glass Handed Kites with a sunnier disposition that owes more to Soft Bulletin-era Flaming Lips than it does the icy, audio cave paintings of Sigur Rós. From the opening notes of "New Terrain" (which if played backwards reveals an entirely new song called "Nervous") through the Yes-inspired closer, "Reprise," Mew have crafted their most alluring collection of songs to date. While a handful of tracks ("Beach," "Tricks of the Trade") do veer ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Mew's fifth full-length offering presents audiences with another meticulously crafted, highly melodic, and maddeningly esoteric collection of volatile Danish indie rock that replaces the dusky uncertainty of 2005's And the Glass Handed Kites with a sunnier disposition that owes more to Soft Bulletin-era Flaming Lips than it does the icy, audio cave paintings of Sigur Rós. From the opening notes of "New Terrain" (which if played backwards reveals an entirely new song called "Nervous") through the Yes-inspired closer, "Reprise," Mew have crafted their most alluring collection of songs to date. While a handful of tracks ("Beach," "Tricks of the Trade") do veer into more commercial territory, it's the epic scope of cuts like "Cartoons and Macramé Wounds," "Hawaii," "Silas the Magic Car," and "Sometimes Life Isn't Easy" -- the latter two complete with a children's choir -- that provides listeners with enough sustenance to survive through to the next album. Despite its ominous (and lofty) title, 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 is a dreamy blend of circular melodies and odd time signatures that requires multiple listens (this is par for the course with any Mew album) and a significant amount of cinematic stamina from the listener, and though it may not appeal to the masses, its mass is definitely appealing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Columbia / Dmz
  • UPC: 886971994223
  • Catalog Number: 19942
  • Sales rank: 120,856

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 New Terrain (3:14)
  2. 2 Introducing Palace Players (4:46)
  3. 3 Beach (2:46)
  4. 4 Repeaterbeater (2:33)
  5. 5 [Untranslatable] (0:27)
  6. 6 Silas the Magic Car (4:02)
  7. 7 Cartoons and Macramé Wounds (7:19)
  8. 8 Hawaii Dream (1:47)
  9. 9 Hawaii (5:01)
  10. 10 Vaccine (5:08)
  11. 11 Tricks of the Trade (4:28)
  12. 12 [Untranslatable] (1:02)
  13. 13 Sometimes Life Isn't Easy (5:21)
  14. 14 Reprise (5:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mew Primary Artist
Jonas Bjerre Group Member
Nico Muhly Piano, Strings, Piccolo
Bo Madsen Group Member
Bastian Juel Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Rich Costey Producer
Will Botwin Management
Vlado Meller Mastering
Mew Composer, Producer
Nico Muhly Flute Arrangement
Alan Mintz Management
Charlie Stavish Engineer
Ben Liscio Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Best Album Mew Has Done

    I heard these guys when I was in Oslo years ago, and I fell in love with their music. I subsequently bought all of their CDs and was not disappointed. I bought this new one "aurally blind", and I don't think they can top this one. The only word that I can use to describe this CD is gestalt. It's perfect.

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    Posted August 25, 2009

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