John Maus - Addendum
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #206 / 308
User Score
Based on 26 ratings
2018 Ratings: #186
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Northern Transmissions

For his quick follow-up to Screen Memories Maus creates a record that is even tighter while almost being too similar at times.

The Line of Best Fit

Even though some songs may not hit home, Addendum still packs bits and pieces of what could be labelled as more of Maus’ traditional aesthetic.


Presented as a companion piece to last year’s Screen Memories, John Maus’ latest captures the avant-garde artist at his most irreverent and unguarded.

Crack Magazine

As a record, Addendum is both a surprising collage of not-quite-disparate influences and a whole that nearly sums up Maus’ eclecticism, esotericism and singular vision. Many things at once, it is far from simply a coda.


Through these minor variations, Addendum stays true not only to Screen Memories' distinct palette, but also to its reliable grooves, imprecise structures, and dark cheekiness.

Spectrum Culture

What Addendum lacks is rock-solid pop songs like “Believer” or “Hey Moon” from his 2011 breakthrough We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves. This means Addendum can feel a little flimsier than his past albums, and though the accumulative product is satisfying, the individual songs can feel a little more like sketches than songs in the classical sense.


Even if Addendum is a throwaway record, it's the sort of throwaway record that is far, far better than it has any right to be.

May 18, 2018
*intelligence increased to 90*
May 21, 2018
For some reasons you gonna enjoy some of the groovey synth out here and some good vocal performance, but it's like one track and is repeated again and again and again!!.
FAV. (Mind the Droves - Outer Space - Running Man - Episode - 1987)
May 18, 2018
Existential philosophy pop version of Wesley Willis
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Track List
  1. Outer Space
  2. Dumpster Baby
  3. Episode
  4. Drinking Song
  5. Figured It Out
  6. Middle Ages
  7. Mind the Droves
  8. Privacy
  9. Running Man
  10. Second Death
  11. 1987
  12. I Want to Live
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Added on: April 3, 2018