Miracle Mile

STRFKR - Miracle Mile
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2013 Ratings: #876 / 953
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
2013 Ratings: #315
February 19, 2013 / Release Date
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Electronic / Genres
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Miracle Mile is the most varied Starfucker joint to date. It’s also one of the prettiest party records you’ll hear this year. 

The 405

As electronica goes, Miracle Mile's best efforts sway toward the dance-floor happy end of the spectrum. Funky, pulsating bass riffs and dizzying leads designed to keep you dancing to the small hours are what this band does best.


Considering this is their third album, you’d think they would have found their sound by now. Of course, maybe they have; maybe it’s just not groundbreaking.

Beats Per Minute

As brief as the moments of goodness may be, they’re lost in a sea of noise that becomes near indistinguishable when taken in one sitting


This band can capably turn out listenable, inoffensive music that conforms to the demands of the marketplace, but that doesn't mean Miracle Mile has any discernible personality or artistic character. 

Consequence of Sound

Miracle Mile offers 50 minutes of new dance material, but it’s nothing we don’t already know.

While it has some forgettable moments, Miracle Mile is a consistently enjoyable record that follows the sound introduced on Reptilians. It's a little bloated, making the samey sound throughout more noticeable. But the highs here are without a doubt some of the best songs they have written yet.
Still, the lack of an identity feels more and more apparent with every release, and it's become even harder to distinguish them from contemporaries like The XX, MGMT or Alt-J, who all do the same thing ... read more
Poorly packaged great melodies, but they still have time to grow with titers evaluated bands in the 5.0
Not as unique as their other efforts, STRFKR loses their originality in overdoing the electronic sound and making the songs hard to distinguish.
I didn't want to dislike this album. I wanted desperately to enjoy it. There are some really great melodies, lyrics, and ideas here. Really good ones. The production, though, and the album's pacing, makes this feel like a glorified demo mix. Better production would do a number on this album, it really really would.
A couple weeks ago I would not have rated this so high. After multiple listenings these songs truly resonate with the mind and really endure. Easily one of the best albums I've heard over the last year.
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Track List

  1. While I’m Alive
  2. Sazed
  3. Malmo
  4. Beach Monster
  5. Isea
  7. Fortune’s Fool
  8. Kahlil Gibran
  9. Say to You
  10. Atlantis
  11. Leave It All Behind
  12. I Don’t Want to See
  13. Last Words
  14. Golden Light
  15. Nite Rite
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