Lines Redacted

Mush - Lines Redacted
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Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #376 / 660
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Based on 52 ratings
2021 Ratings: #690
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God Is in the TV

It’s an absorbing album that actually seems a lot shorter than its 47 minutes, which in my book is quite the compliment. Long may they mush.


Ultimately, it’s the music and the general vibe of taut chaos that helps Lines Redacted succeed. It’s more memorable than Mush’s debut, simultaneously weirder and more melodic.

The Line of Best Fit

Lines Redacted, in some sense, finds Mush at their most varied yet, offsetting the drawbacks of its extended length with a newfound openness and volatility.


Whether it’s by cutting lyricism or guitar accompaniment that wanders and wanes as erratically as the headlines, there’s an undeniable feeling of currency that makes ‘Lines Redacted’ feel as though it belongs precisely in the here and now.


Often lifted by angular, bug-eyed guitars, Mush can’t help but approach matters with considerable levity.

Louder Than War

At times sounding like an inebriated Bryan Ferry fronting Pavement in tribute to Andy Gill, the trio have hit on an identity that is equally complexing and engaging on this, their second album.


Rallying against aggravating, absurd political realities with passion and humor, the Leeds post-punks offer a tongue-in-cheek counterpoint to dourer contemporaries.


In the face of personal and public devastations, the friends have avoided inertia and constructed a garish and cathartically atonal album that unbelievably manages to avoid catastrophe.


While the individual songs may not be as fun on average as those of its predecessor, Lines Redacted does drive home the feeling of dissatisfaction while, like a Ramones under the influence, locking into an admirably irreverent, distinctive persona.

A little bit silly and a little annoying but I did not mind this.

It’s literally the only post-punk release from this wave that feels mid as I normally love or hate these bands.

This one is just good.
If the weird post-punk revival trend doesn’t end this year I will riot. (album does have some bangers on it, but goddamn i’m BORED. Also these vocals are fucking irritating.)

Standout: Blunt Instruments
Favs: Seven Trumpets, B2BCDA
Least fav: Clean Living
Musically I really like the sound but the guys voice started to drive me nuts. I like unusual voices but something about intonations sat really badly with me.
Okay, another British post-punk was not as bad as it could potentially be. At least it is original enough and tries not to sound like any other average modern British post-punk sound. If this is inspired by someone, then definitely not by the same young colleagues (well, that is, this is not trying to be like IDLES and thanks for that), but by someone like Television, Pavement, and The Fall.
By the second half of the tracklist, the album becomes much more diverse than at the start. When I just ... read more
Hey lads I think the clear sarcasm in your lyrics translates just fine on its own, no need to sInG eVeRy WoRd LiKe ThIs :p
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Added on: November 18, 2020