Visuals (CD)


Mew

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Amoeba Review

04/25/2017

It is 2017 and Mew are still reaching for the stratosphere. The prog-pop Danish stargazers have released their first album since trimming back down to a trio following their 2015 release, +-. However, despite the departure of guitarist Bo Madsen, Visuals does not find Mew's sound growing any smaller. In fact, this might be their most cinematic release yet, featuring a greater embrace of synths and strings than ever before. One listen to album closer “Carry Me To Safety” should assuage any worries of austerity, as it encapsulates all of Mew's eccentricities onto one track: behold lush orchestration, gentle falsetto, proggy Radiohead-esque guitars, big ass drums, and a general sense of pomp and grandiosity filtered through an undeniable pop sensibility. This is space age music that splits the difference between Styx and M83; a dreamy, sweet toothed collection of songs that for all their unabashed lighter-in-the-air glory remain tasteful and inventive. Someone get Laserium on board, they have a real winner on their hands.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Nothingness and No Regrets
Mew 04:28
2.
The Wake of Your Life
Mew 04:41
3.
Candy Pieces All Smeared Out
Mew 03:37
4.
In a Better Place
Mew 04:40
5.
Ay Ay Ay
Mew 03:41
6.
Learn Our Crystals
Mew 05:21
7.
Twist Quest
Mew 03:19
8.
Shoulders
Mew 02:53
9.
85 Videos
Mew 04:37
10.
Zanzibar
Mew 02:04
11.
Carry Me To Safety
Mew 04:27

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