Menomena - Moms
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Based on 20 reviews
2012 Ratings: #41 / 944
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
2012 Ratings: #62
September 18, 2012 / Release Date
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Barsuk / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Under The Radar

Remaining members Justin Harris and Danny Seim have created an album that's just as musically twisted and thematically perverse as their previous outings...and a whole lotta fun to sing along to. 

83
A.V. Club

Moms finds Menomena at its most direct and aggressive, concerned with making its point loud, clear, and immediate

80
Pitchfork

Although Moms is the result of its two creators' putting themselves through the wringer, it never feels overshadowed by dread. 

80
Paste

Two years later and one member down, Menomena still sounds like Menomena, and the band’s new long-player Moms shovels up another heaping earful of glorious noise.

80
Consequence of Sound

Together, these are refreshingly fluid, unencumbered compositions — well paired with the most personal lyrics Menomena have written.

80
The 405

Sounding more direct and focused than before, Harris and Seim have upped their game sonically, musically and creatively, and the results are phenomenal.

80
PopMatters

Moms is an album that you will probably end up liking, and liking a lot, though it is also conversely an album that is hard to enjoy with its heart-on-its-sleeve sentiment and the realization that its creators might not be the most affable guys on the planet. 

80
Drowned in Sound

It’s amazing, actually, that despite having been around for over a decade, through trauma and breakups and now their fifth record, Menomena still sound fresh and uncontrived and, well, endearingly innocent.

80
Beats Per Minute

Moms excels in near-hostility, in sounding shameful without sounding coy and embarrassed, in sounding melancholic without sounding stereotypically bland and gloomy.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#36/Under the Radar

Track List

  1. Plumage 
  2. Capsule 
  3. Pique 
  4. Baton 
  5. Heavy Is as Heavy Does 
  6. Giftshoppe 
  7. Skintercourse 
  8. Tantalus 
  9. Don't Mess With Latexas 
  10. One Horse
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