AOTY 2017
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2011 Ratings: #114 / 891
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
August 23, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Matador / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
Beats Per Minute

The album takes many of Malkmus’ favorite indie and classic rock influences and creates something fresh and dazzling.

80
Drowned in Sound

This is a fruitful and distinctive addition to Malkmus’ oeuvre, not least thanks to Beck.

80
Consequence of Sound

... an album that captures one of indie rock’s longstanding heroes still at the top of his game.

80
PopMatters

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.

80
No Ripcord

Malkmus is at the top of his game, both as a consistent songwriter and guitarist.

80
musicOMH

A genuine career highlight and a collection that can only get better and better with repeat spins.

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Track List
  1. Tigers 
  2. No One is (As I Are Be) 
  3. Senator 
  4. Brain Gallop 
  5. Jumblegloss 
  6. Asking Price 
  7. Stick Figures In Love 
  8. Spazz 
  9. Long Hard Book 
  10. Share the Red 
  11. Tune Grief 
  12. Forever 28 
  13. All Over Gently 
  14. Fall Away 
  15. Gorgeous Georgie
Contributions By
royalflush, patton, philthy, erik