The Men - Mercy
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #752 / 799
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
February 14, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sacred Bones / Label
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Echoes of Neil Young and intimate ballads nurture this new installment by the New York quartet. While the most laid-back awaken taciturn feelings perfectly assembled through Chiericozzi's cracked voice and minimalist instrumentation, the most cañete only pass for being a futile simulacrum of North American rock of the seventies.
I've never heard any song by The Men before, I just listened to this because of its beautiful cover. Surely the album isn't noise rock, which was the primary genre of the band according to what I've read, so old fans must know this. The noisiest moments here are the second half of "Wading in the Water" and "Breeze", which is the only track I actually liked besides the opener, "Cool Water", a really peaceful and enjoyable song. The problem of 'Mercy' is that I feel ... read more
Rather boring country indie rock music. There are some track that are quite nice and it can goes in the background easily, but in genera it is nothing special.
With its mix of rustic lullabies and blown-out rockers, the Men’s eighth album is the work of a proudly counter-intuitive band pushing to new extremes.

The music of the Men is defined by perpetual unrest, impulsive 180s, and an insistence on questioning assumptions. That quality has only become more entrenched in recent years: Where they spent the first half of the 2010s gradually drifting from the left to the right of the dial, 2018’s Drift ricocheted from industrial stompers to ... read more
Origin: 🇺🇸 United States

01. Cool Water - 8.0
02. Wading In Dirty Water - 6.0
03. Fallin' Thru - 6.5
04. Children All Over The World - 6.0
05. Call The Dr. - 6.5
06. Breeze - 7.5
07. Mercy - 8.0
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Track List

  1. Cool Water
  2. Wading in Dirty Water
  3. Fallin' Thru
  4. Children All Over the World
  5. Call the Dr.
  6. Breeze
  7. Mercy
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Added on: January 8, 2020