Lines Redacted

Mush - Lines Redacted
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #61 / 97
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
Liked by 1 person
February 12, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Memphis Industries / Label
Post-Punk, Art Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
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.

80
Uncut

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.

80
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.

80
Dork

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.

80
Clash

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

80
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.

74
Pitchfork

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

70
musicOMH

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.

50
AllMusic

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.

dustymoth
59
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.
NTTR
61
Mush - Lines Redacted

Genre: Post Punk
Country: Italy

Final Verdict: 61% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 77th / 176

Highlight: Seven Trumpets

Made me think of:
Porridge Radio
Fountains DC
Protomartyr
Nightjacket
Idles
Viagra Boys
AngelHerntz
76
Mush son un raro espécimen en lo que al plano del post-punk concierne; esto es debido a la deliverada voz exagerada de su vocalista esto nunca será un impedimento para su disfrute, sus estrafalarias e hipnóticas guitarras psicodélicas son un gran complemento por el contrario. Fuera de ello son fuertes contendientes del género, con mucho potencial por mostrar. Hay mucho humor en sus letras combinado con su opinión del ámbito social y ... read more
FatalNoise
55
While not technically bad or completely without merit, I found myself getting very tired of this record. Some really boring tracks that I don’t really think is worth the listen
JuliaLosesMusic
79
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
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Track List

  1. Drink the Bleach
  2. Blunt Instruments
  3. Positivity
  4. Dusting for Prints
  5. Lines Redacted
  6. Seven Trumpets
  7. Clean Living
  8. Morf
  9. Hazmat Suits
  10. Bots!
  11. B2bcda
  12. Lines Discontinued
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Added on: November 18, 2020