Mew

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Country Denmark
Added By Time_Signature
15 years ago
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1997-2015 Rock
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8.3 x7
Nordic Atmospheric Prog-Related Rock/Independent
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6 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. three users think it is prog, one user thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 72 studio tracks by Mew.
Track durations range from 29s to 10m 42s, averaging at 4m 19s with a standard deviation of 1m 54s.
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Review by Time_Signature 13 years ago <Permalink>
Mew - No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away ... 2009
8.9
Prog Rock
When their original bassist left, I though Mew lost an integral part of their creativity, and so I was a bit apprehensive about their new album. It's here, and it seems that they have lost some of what appealed to me.

While this album has a more stripped down sound than both "And the Glass-Handed Kites" (which was quite epic in scope) and "Frengers", it is no less progressive. On the contrary "No More Stories..." seems more experimental than any of its predecessors, which is a plus in my book, but also less catchy (although there are a couple of upbeat songs like the happy-sounding "Beach"), which is a minus in my book.

Still, the melancholic mood is there, and "No More Stories..." certainly is an alt rock gem, and tracks like "New Terrain" (sounds like it's played backwards all the way through), the strangely minimalistic "Introducing Palace Players", the epic "Cartoons and Macramé Wounds", the ecclectic "Hawaii" and "Vaccine" as well as "Sometimes Life Isn't Easy" should appeal to many a proghead.

This release combines pop influences with progressive elemtns and musical experimentalism and, while not as solid as the band's previous releases, Mew show that they are still capable of writing interesting and challenging music.
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Mew - Live in Copenhagen 2006, DVD
9.1
Prog Rock
Great live video from what seems to have been hell of a concert. There are some interesting variations on some of the songs, not found on any of the albums. Jonas does not always replicate the falsetto vocals of the studeo albums, but, interestingly enough sometimes uses a baritone voice in stead, which sounds rather good.
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Comment by Time_Signature 15 years ago
Mew - Half The World Is Watching Me 2000
8.6
Non-Prog Rock
Contains a host of songs that are also found on Frengers. While the versions on Half The World is Watching Me certainly are interesting, and in some cases more arty, the Frengers versions are much stronger. In addition there are three uncharacteristically simple, but not bad, pop songs on this album.
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Mew - And The Glass Handed Kites 2005
9.3
Prog Rock
Nice melodic melancholic modern alternative and progressive rock which is pompous and Pixies-like at the same time. Especially the drumming and the vocal melodic patterns are interesting.
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Review by Time_Signature 15 years ago <Permalink>
Mew - Frengers 2003
9.7
Prog Rock
This was a great hit in their homeland, and that is really a feat, given that at the time, the Danish music industry was (and still is) very much marked by a flavor-of-the-month and stick-to-the-trends attitude. And the music on this album is nothing but quality rock blending complexities of progressive rock and the simplicities of Pixies-inspired punk rock.
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Comment by Time_Signature 15 years ago
Mew - A Triumph For Man 1997
8.5
Prog-Related Rock
A nice minimalistically artsy album with some interesting catchy tunes on it.
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And The Glass Handed Kites 2005
 #1

8.4 x6
Nordic Atmospheric Prog-Related Rock/Independent
Frengers 2003
 #2

9.2 x3
Prog Rock
No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away ... 2009
 #3

7.2 x4
Nordic Atmospheric Non-Prog Rock/Independent
Half The World Is Watching Me 2000
 #4

8.6 x1
Non-Prog Rock
A Triumph For Man 1997
 #5

8.5 x1
Prog-Related Rock
+ - 2015
 #6

7.8 x1
Prog Rock
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And The Glass Handed Kites 2005
 2 months ago
rushfan4
8.2
Prog Rock
+ - 2015
 5 years ago
rushfan4
7.8
Prog Rock
No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away ... 2009
 8 years ago
Jozef47
6.5
Nordic Atmospheric Non-Prog Independent
And The Glass Handed Kites 2005
 8 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Prog Rock
And The Glass Handed Kites 2005
 8 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Prog Rock
A Triumph For Man 1997
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
8.5
Prog-Related Rock
Half The World Is Watching Me 2000
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
8.6
Non-Prog Rock
Half The World Is Watching Me 2000
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
8.6
Non-Prog Rock
A Triumph For Man 1997
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
8.5
Prog-Related Rock