The album takes many of Malkmus’ favorite indie and classic rock influences and creates something fresh and dazzling.
This is a fruitful and distinctive addition to Malkmus’ oeuvre, not least thanks to Beck.
... an album that captures one of indie rock’s longstanding heroes still at the top of his game.
Mirror Traffic is not simply a heartening, satisfying nod back to the glory days that made him who he is as an artist, but a reflection of what’s possible for him going forward.
Malkmus is at the top of his game, both as a consistent songwriter and guitarist.
A genuine career highlight and a collection that can only get better and better with repeat spins.
Mirror Traffic tickles that nostalgia without sacrificing maturity.