Micachu and the Shapes - Never

Micachu and the Shapes - Never
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Rank: #155 / 710
USER SCORE
71
Based on
7 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

There are no templates. There’s a sense that Micachu’s songs aren’t written, but birthed; thrown at the wall like a Jackson Pollock painting; a collage of sound and ideas.

80
musicOMH
musicOMH

For those with an adventurous sensibility, it will be a pure delight.

80
The 405
The 405

Micachu and the Shapes have retained their knack for producing an accomplished smorgasbord of sound on Never, but have done so without alienating listeners or sounding tired.

80
FACT Magazine
FACT Magazine

Unselfconscious and joyfully untrammelled, most importantly Never is charmingly weird – that quality so coveted by indie chancers everywhere.

73
Paste
Paste

The main glue on Never, and what elevates it slightly above Jewellry, is the low tone of everything. 

73
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

It's all but impossible to hear the band's cacophonous sonic treatments and counterintuitive structures as things that are being done to a batch of songs-- they are the songs. 

70
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

Never is a bold step forward, but one that sacrifices the sugar-rush tweaking to solid if uninspiring ends.

60
PopMatters
PopMatters

The way Never is rendered is too claustrophobic and vertiginous, rarely giving you a chance to find your bearings within the tightly packed soundscapes.

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Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery

Jewellery

DETAILS

RELEASED: July 24, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Rough Trade
GENRE: Experimental
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 30 - Clash
# 17 - Time Out London
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Track List
  1. Easy 
  2. Never 
  3. Waste Sick 
  4. Sick 
  5. OK 
  6. Low Dogg 
  7. Holiday 
  8. Heaven 
  9. You Know 
  10. Glamour 
  11. Top Floor 
  12. Fall 
  13. Nothing 
  14. Nowhere
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Added on: April 30, 2012