The Mysterines - Reeling
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2022 Ratings: #391 / 797
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Based on 116 ratings
2022 Ratings: #577
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Louder Than War

A chilling spooky end to an astonishing debut album that should rocket The Mysterines into the mainstream or I’ll eat my coat.

80
Gigwise

To have this level of balance, coherence and consistency on their debut album is an exciting sign for things to come.

80
Mojo

A striking introduction to a band who take discomfort, tie it in a bow, then stamp on it with their boots.

80
The Line of Best Fit

The band demonstrate the excitement bubbling beneath the surface of the UK rock scene, ready to pierce through its thin veil at any moment – Reeling is that moment for The Mysterines, and it’s a debut you won’t forget in a hurry.

80
Dork

The weather forecast for ‘Reeling’ is relentlessly stormy and wild: it feeds into that impulse to stomp and rage and become your most ferocious self. The Mysterines certainly have.

80
NME

On their electrifying debut album, the Scousers make good on their promise of becoming the UK’s next rock heroes.

80
Classic Rock
Hooks hook, riffs riff, senses smoulder, resistance is futile.
80
Upset
Sometimes raw, honest and vulnerable, but never far off smashing through whatever obstinacy flung into its path, ‘Reeling’ is every bit a new band meeting their potential, shrugging, and taking another gigantic jump beyond.
70
DIY

Though not a flawless effort, musically speaking, this band’s baby teeth are not far off falling out.

70
musicOMH

Reeling is undoubtedly a solid step on a road to a successful career, and one that will find this band honing in on both its desired path as well as strengths that will become clearer as time goes by.

60
Record Collector
Insistent choruses to spare, there’s little mystery to the formula but few new bands are doing it with such conviction.
69420JMAN69420
85

Pretty great honestly. Never heard of them until the Arctic monkeys tour was announced the other day, but yeah they seem pretty cool. One of my favs of this year so far.

finpark_
70

The first two tracks are two of the best rock songs I've heard this year.

NTTR
58

The Mysterines - Reeling

Genre: Alternative Rock
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 58% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 178th / 276

Highlight: The Bad Thing

Made me think of:
Dream Wife
The Velveteers
Yonaka

Haggwors
90

Loved the dark & dingy underground sweaty tunnel raw garage rock sound.

69420JMAN69420
85

Pretty great honestly. Never heard of them until the Arctic monkeys tour was announced the other day, but yeah they seem pretty cool. One of my favs of this year so far.

ridofme1993_
50

It's fine. There are moments here and there that are relatively gripping, but overall there's just something missing to keep me coming back for more.

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Added on: March 7, 2022