Mr Beast

Mogwai - Mr Beast
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2006 Ratings: #113 / 688
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2006 Ratings: #64
Liked by 2 people
March 7, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Matador / Label
Post-Rock / Genres / Website
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“glasgow mega snake” goes hard ! it is a monster of a song, and it’s probably a fan favorite. it’s fast and heavy. the second half of “folk death 95” is another instance on ‘mr. beast’ when things get heavy. however, even in this instance, the heaviness sounds rather dull in comparison to the behemoth that is ‘mega snake’.

tracks such as “travel is dangerous” and “emergency trap” offer wonderful music that ... read more
Difficult fifth album 'Mr. Beast' took a bit longer to arrive, a full three years, but despite all the hype and hyperbole before release it wasn't any particularly radical departure. In fact, this is about the point in time where the 'post-rock formula' was starting to get criticised a little for being somewhat predictable and played out.

'Glasgow Mega-Snake' and 'We're No Here' do a good job of 'out-rock'ing' the competition but most of the rest is just far too similar to the band's previous ... read more
Mogwai are usually talked as being a second range post-rock band, staying in the shadow of huge names such as GY!BE or Sigur Rós, but, in fact, they were very important to the genre as a whole, conrtibuting with epics like Young Team and Happy Songs for Happy People, in which the blissful canon is exploited in a rich and dreamy way, much alike their bigger brothers, in matters of sound and even quality. What may put the band's name under others is, much likely, the amount of filler ... read more
Another example of the drastic inconsistency of the records that Mogwai put out. I go into every one of them really hoping for some nuggets, for some gems, but I'm frequently left wanting.
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Track List

  1. Auto Rock
  2. Glasgow Mega-Snake
  3. Acid Food
  4. Travel Is Dangerous
  5. Team Handed
  6. Friend Of The Night
  7. Emergency Trap
  8. Folk Death 95
  9. I Chose Horses
  10. We're No Here
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