How Does It Feel

MS MR - How Does It Feel
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2015 Ratings: #714 / 772
User Score
Based on 30 ratings
2015 Ratings: #501
July 17, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Synthpop, Electropop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
NME
MS MR might lack some of the extrovert star quality of the acts Plapinger usually signs, but 'How Does It Feel' is an emotional ride that shows she has plenty of her own worth sharing.
70
FasterLouder
Possessing one of the most malleable and expressive voices in pop – now with even more reverb – when Plapinger curls her vocals around those lines, it hits surprisingly hard.
70
AllMusic

While a few tracks sound too similar to each other, How Does It Feel's best moments deliver pop accessibility without sacrificing any of MS MR's identity.

70
musicOMH

This is ... a darker side to the first MS MR album – and while the duo retain a certain amount of aloofness and control over their revelations it is still gratifying to hear the range of thoughts put forward in their music.

67
A.V. Club

Although How Does It Feel is far more subdued and inconsistent than Secondhand Rapture, MS MR still has no peer in its ability to twist retro and modern influences in fresh ways.

65
The 405
In bitesize chunks this is a sumptuous feast - but it's more buffet than banquet.
50
Consequence of Sound

As a sophomore album, How Does It Feel delivers more of the same as MS MR’s debut, lacking innovation or development.

50
Under The Radar

These come with a solid dose of danceability, making their compositions easy to like—both those of the subtle and blatant variety. Disappointingly, How Does It Feel has a good dose of the latter.

43
Pretty Much Amazing

There’s no dark undercurrent or obsession with the morbid anymore (indeed, that was so 2013), but without that creepy edge, MS MR get lost in a crowded arena with much more compelling characters, and HDIF elapses smoothly and forgettably.

40
DIY
Becoming lost between the sweeping synths and slower beat, the pair’s new direction is diluted with the more recognisable trappings of their last few years in service.
HighClouds
40
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Track List

  1. Painted
  2. Criminals
  3. No Guilt in Pleasure
  4. Wrong Victory
  5. Tripolar
  6. How Does It Feel
  7. Tunnels
  8. Leave Me Alone
  9. Reckless
  10. Cruel
  11. Pieces
  12. All The Things Lost
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Added on: June 14, 2015