Muzz

Muzz - Muzz
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2020 Ratings: #183 / 358
User Score
Based on 152 ratings
2020 Ratings: #283
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June 5, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash

Given that freedom to be whatever they wanted to be, the trio’s self-titled debut album sounds like the first airing of lost classic rock record, with a tonality redolent of tube amps and smoky studios.

90
Spill Magazine

It is one that is felt more than it is heard and it is so at a layer that resonates on wavelengths only reserved for the finest of arts. Perhaps more simply, the debut album from Muzz is astoundingly good.

80
Under The Radar

Much like your favorite pair of relaxed-fit jeans, broken in over time for a comfortable, casual aesthetic, the complex character of Muzz gradually unfurls into a terrifically cool album that should be wholly appreciated with repeated plays.

80
Exclaim!

Ultimately ... the sum is greater than its parts with Muzz.

80
The Line of Best Fit

The song writing and arranging pedigree here is top of the line, as is the craftsmanship.

80
NME

With waltzing psychedelia and a sense of widescreen adventure, this a surprising album from that unlikeliest of things: a great indie super-group.

80
DIY

‘Muzz’ is both a wise and charming record, but never obnoxiously clever.

70
Northern Transmissions

Muzz may be saddled under the supergroup denomination but their genuine care to the craft of this record should hopefully allow them to have listeners treat this as its own thing; a beautifully made album from three very talented artists.

70
AllMusic

A testament to longtime friends coming together to make music and gently challenge expectations along the way, Muzz's easygoing grace grows more compelling each time it's heard.

70
Louder Than War

On the whole, they have surpassed the sum of their parts to create an intricate patchwork of psych-infused Americana. Where the album lacks focus, the talent and details see the songs through, resulting in a lush backdrop from which the album highlights can shine.

65
Pitchfork

The indie supergroup’s debut album is a carefully crafted pastoral travelogue.

40
Loud and Quiet

A record like Muzz, with only sporadic flickers of interest in an otherwise downbeat, repetitive landscape, may feel eerily evocative of recent months; in much the same way, it’s not an experience that many may be eager to repeat.

dearsongs
84
Worth more than all the simple "super-group" write-ups, imo. Muzz is an apt name for the bands sound. Its all very very pretty, and I'm glad Paul Banks doesn't feel like he needs to have a suit on for this one. Musically warmer than interpol, but P. Banks voice is unmistakable. Some real standout tracks on here, but its very digestible from start to finish. Barrick & Kaufman bring a lot to the table.

Good to Great debut, although I'm not sure if we will hear more from Muzz in ... read more
usedtobe
85
I cried to Bad Feeling and Trinidad. Only Paul Banks can do this to me.
21stcenturyschi
54
Muzz's self titled record was something I really wanted to like, due to it being a new supergroup from Paul Banks. Not only am I an Interpol fan, but their last album, Marauder was decent, but was essentially a collection less interesting Turn On the Bright Lights that didn't make the cut, or at least that's what it felt like. This new Muzz album however, feels even more like watered down Turn On the Bright Lights leftovers, and it's just an incredibly dreary version of them, and Interpol are a ... read more
sanfordfriedman
50
Masterful in its ability to be uninteresting.
61
A interesting if a tad inessential. Muzz's self-titled debut is a lay back and well crafted debut from three veterans of the New York/East Coast indie rock scene. For me, the most influential member of this band is easily Kaufman, who's tendency for slow, atmospheric and mournful folk-meets-indie rock oozes through this record, which is many ways is the biggest draw back for me. Whilst I found every song to be incredibly well put together, they far too often just ended up sounding like The ... read more
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Track List

  1. Bad Feeling
  2. Evergreen
  3. Red Western Sky
  4. Patchouli
  5. Everything Like It Used To Be
  6. Broken Tambourine
  7. Knuckleduster
  8. Chubby Checker
  9. How Many Days
  10. Summer Love
  11. All Is Dead To Me
  12. Trinidad
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Added on: April 15, 2020