Guy Walks Into a Bar...

Mini Mansions - Guy Walks Into a Bar...
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Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #536 / 634
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Based on 37 ratings
2019 Ratings: #897
July 26, 2019 / Release Date
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Guy Walks Into a Bar... is a good psychedelic pop but it however lack ambitious and ideas and does nothing new to intrigue further interest. However, everything song is fun and catchy but doesn't feel stale or boring. The instrumentals and vocals are weak compared to other psychedelic pop records.


Could Be Dancing 6.5/10
Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good) 6.5/10
Don't Even Know You 6/10
Forgot Your Name 7/10
I'm in Love 7/10
Time Machine 6.5/10
Works Every Time 7.5/10
Living in ... read more
The worst album to date from the 'mini' supergroup that is Mini Mansions. I saw these guys in Exeter back in May and they put on an astonishingly great show however this album doesn't reflect the genius they have at their disposal.

A small side-note, 'Works Every Time' really gets me every time I listen to it. This is more the diamond in the rough than the cherry on top.
Favourite Tracks: *Works Every Time*, Forgot Your Name, Hey Lover, I'm In Love, GummyBear
Third album for the californian band that certainly lacks identity, trying to survive in the hostile ocean of power-pop, but on the other hand, I felt my feet move to its rhythmic naivety several times.
Whilst it matches the Great Pretenders (an overlooked gem in my opinion) in quality of production, I am not feeling this as much on the lyrical front. The instrumentations are incredibly strong, each track bringing together some tightly wound 70s-esque pop rock tracks. But the lovesick lyrics pale in comparison to their conceptually engaging previous album.

Best track: GummyBear- catchy and atmospheric, I have loved this song since it came out. From the thumping organs, the silky guitars and ... read more

Should Be Dancing (7.8)
Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good) (7.4)
Don't Even Know You (7.7)
Forgot Your Name (7.0)
I'm in Love (7.3)
Time Machine (7.0)
Works Every Time (7.8)
Living in the Future (6.8)
GummyBear (7.5)
Hey Lover (6.8)
Tears in Her Eyes (7.5)
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Track List

  1. Should Be Dancing
  2. Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good)
  3. Don't Even Know You
  4. Forgot Your Name
  5. I'm in Love
  6. Time Machine
  7. Works Every Time
  8. Living in the Future
  9. GummyBear
  10. Hey Lover (feat. Alison Mosshart)
  11. Tears in Her Eyes
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Added on: February 21, 2019