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|10. Comforting Sounds|
Mew's breakthrough album originally released in the UK in 2003, introduced fans to the band's critically-acclaimed expansive pop dramatics, intricate passages and shimmering atmospheric sound. Album features the buzz-worthy tracks 'Am I Wry? No', 'She Came Home for Christmas', and the NME Single of The Week 'Comforting Sounds'.
Top Customer Reviews
And in their third album "Frengers," the Danish band mixes all of those together, and lets listeners hear the grand extent of what they can do. This album is rich with atmospheric music and fiery instrumentation -- an absolutely dazzling, powerful slab of rock'n'roll.
It opens with the shimmering riffs and kinetic basslines of "Am I Wry? No," a hard-edged song with choirlike backing vocals. It grows into a soaring rock epic, before falling back to Jonas Bjerre's high, sharp voice. "Farrah now that we're here/can you tell me exactly how I should/have done?/Farrah drives with her eyes closed/do you ever inflict unwanted memories?"
It gets soft and wintry at the start of the next song, only to blossom out into a fast-paced rocker laced with bells and synth. The songs that follow are the whole sonic palette: muscular rockers, airy piano ballads backed with synth, driving guitar rockers, surreal psychfolk, and lightning-quick rock'n'roll that veers between guitar pop and the hard stuff.
Maybe that's what makes Mew so appealing -- you can't put a label on their sound (psych-pop-prog-hard-art-rock?) and you can't sit still whenever it's playing. Whenever their music settles into a signature "sound," they turn around and change it yet again.
Every song is layered with instrumentation -- some incredibly strong riffs, loud basslines, a fluid piano melody of two, a little synth, and some sharp percussion are all smoothed into one in songs like "Eight Flew Over, One Was Destroyed." Best of all, their music has an epic, powerful quality -- "Am I Wry? No" has the quality of a feisty thunderstorm.Read more ›
they've got a 'different' sound that will leave you thirsting for more. this is an awesome cd, each song is unique and its great to put on no matter what your mood is. it's worth every penny.
Most recent customer reviews
I first started listening to Mew last year, when my friend told me to download Snow Brigade. I loved it, and listened to more and more - I was hooked! Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2006 by kaxinxspace
To correct whomever said they were from Japan. They are actually danish. One day I was reading some forumboards on a radiohead website. I found mew there. Read morePublished on Oct. 31 2005
Mew is the Monet of the music world. Each peice so intricate and fit together perfectly to create a work of art. This CD has brought nothing but pleasure to my sense of hearing.Published on April 6 2004