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

Info about 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
Artist Mew
Year 2009
Release Date
25. Aug 2009
Type
Studio Album
Play Time 53:35
Added by Time_Signature 13 years ago
Importance Major release
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7.2 x4
Nordic Atmospheric Non-Prog Rock/Independent
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Review by Time_Signature 13 years ago <Permalink>
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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