No Mythologies to Follow

MØ - No Mythologies to Follow
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2014 Ratings: #394 / 956
User Score
Based on 215 ratings
2014 Ratings: #167
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March 11, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Chess Club / RCA Victor / Label
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Pretty Much Amazing

Ørsted’s debut LP wears its history heavily, composed of equal parts previously released and new material. It is a risk for an artist as dependent on earworm shock value as Ørsted, but a deliberate one that yield dividends at the end of the day.

Consequence of Sound

Hardly a cookie-cutter pop voice, she’s brash but not abrasive and can be sultry without being hammy. Those songs showcase the versatility of her croon, while also updating the pop ballad form with Vindhahl’s metallic, glitchy production.

The Skinny

This record might ride the synth-pop revivalist wave and tick certain boxes, but there are enough curve balls here to shrug off easy labelling.

The Line of Best Fit

On No Mythologies To Follow, MØ not only proves she’s capable of crafting a superb collection of pristine pop, but that despite the ceaseless flood of Scandi-pop gold, she’s completely, unequivocally necessary in 2014. 


Instead of being judged as a careful, calculated first work, it's best viewed as a stampede of crazed ideas, each brimming with life.


No Mythologies To Follow is a solid record, one that features a slightly older and more thoughtful MØ. It should make any fan of pop music look forward to what’s to come next from this gifted artist.

No Ripcord

Whether it’ll appeal to actual teenagers rather than those who are reduced to reflecting on their own adolescence through the dim glow of nostalgia is an interesting question, but either way, MØ might have just released the freshest, most joyful pop record of 2014


Although it makes no apologies for the bits and pieces it takes from her contemporaries, No Mythologies to Follow doesn't work because it assembles the right ingredients in the right amount—it works because a likable persona is something you just can't teach.

The 405

Despite a heavy sense of pressure regarding what people want her to be, No Mythologies To Follow manages to twist and turn through a number of genres and styles, and Ørsted's astonishing vocal ranges adapts itself to each and every one remarkably.

Drowned in Sound

No Mythologies to Follow is perhaps better taken as a really strong collection of singles (or potential singles) than a complete body of work, but that’s its only real weakness.

a masterpiece.
This album has a few high moments but most of the tracks I wasn't super impressed by, HOWEVER, Never Wanna Know is the perfect post-breakup pop song
"No Mythologies to Follow" is sexy and intelligent.

✅ Pilgrim | Don't Wanna Dance | Waste of Time | XXX 88 | Slow Love | Glass
O 'No Mythologies To Follow' é album de pop que procurei durante anos: Letras incríveis e TODAS compostas pela MØ. Instrumentais divinamente apaixonantes (meu deus, essas guitarrinhas e sintetizadores fluem de um jeito tão absurdo que aaaaaaa). Eu não sei NÃO SEI como escrever essa crítica sem ser pra babar essa maravilha.

★ Fire Rides
★ Maiden
★ Never Wanna Know
★ Pilgrim
★ Don't Wanna Dance
★ Glass
#3 Never Wanna Know
#4 Red in the Grey
#5 Pilgrim
#6 Don’t Wanna Dance
#9 XXX 88 [ft. Diplo]
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Track List

  1. Fire Rides
  2. Maiden
  3. Never Wanna Know
  4. Red in the Grey
  5. Pilgrim
  6. Don’t Wanna Dance
  7. Waste of Time
  8. Dust Is Gone
  9. XXX 88 [ft. Diplo]
  10. Walk This Way
  11. Slow Love
  12. Glass
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Added on: December 15, 2013