Lonnie Holley - MITH
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #153 / 850
User Score
Based on 26 ratings
September 21, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
Soul, Soul Jazz / Genres
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A.V. Club

The musical spaciness only enhances his already-considerable dignity and the gravitas of his songwriting, making Mith a powerful, prophetic collection.

Loud and Quiet

A staggering work of unbridled ambition, intelligent improvisation and, above all, profound soul.


MITH is the most powerful album yet from a truly inspirational artist who deserves to be acknowledged as a national treasure.


On MITH, Holley does with music what he’s done with visual art for decades: He collects our ugliest obscured objects and transforms them into singular reflections on our troubled world.

The Observer

Although neophytes might struggle with Holley’s shruggy attitude to tunefulness ... a coterie of associates help to flesh out Holley’s non-linear storytelling into something more conventionally accomplished.

There´s something strange about uniqueness and the concept of an artist trying to be as true to his/her vision as possible. Because they are not allowed to care about the expectations of any audience. Following your compass means to get as close to your moment of truth as possible and if there´s someone to listen, well great, if not you don´t change because you want to give as much as possible of what you think is right. So this review is more an answer to ... read more
Okay, so

I was going to see Animal Collective because they were performing Sung Tongs in it's entirety live at the Fox Theatre in my home city.

I decided to drag my brother along, who's never heard an Animal Collective song in his life.

We arrive early, find a place to stand, and wait for the show to begin.

I'm hyped as fuck because Animal Collective is one of my favorite bands ever.

The stage hand comes on and introduces us to the night's opening act, a fellow named Lonnie Holley, who ... read more
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Track List

  1. I’m a Suspect
  2. Back for Me
  3. How Far Is Spaced-Out?
  4. I Snuck Off the Slave Ship
  5. I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America
  6. Copying the Rock
  7. Coming Back (From the Distance Between the Spaces of Time)
  8. There Was Always Water
  9. Down in the Ghostness of Darkness
  10. Sometimes I Wanna Dance
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Added on: July 14, 2018