Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time

Steve Mason - Monkey Minds In The Devil's Time
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2013 Ratings: #187 / 953
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
March 18, 2013 / Release Date
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Domino / Label
Electronic / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Mason's lyrics are delivered brilliantly, their dream-like quality drifting around an album that comfortably takes in a host of genres, including dance ("Towers of Power") and hip-hop ("More Money, More Fire").

80
musicOMH

Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time is a rich and literate album, which inspires conversation and debate. 

80
Drowned in Sound

Politics can often waylay even the best musicians, but it seems to have the opposite effect on Mason here, inspiring him to create some of his finest and most thought-provoking material.

79
Pitchfork

Over 20 sprawling but strategically stitched tracks, its temperament veers from solipsistic to altruistic, charting Mason’s transformation from a man too insecure to leave his room, to one who can no longer ignore the injustices transpiring outside his window. 

70
NME

Veering between the melancholic luls of his Beta Band days and the more experimental folk and reggae of 2010 solo debut ‘Boys Outside’, it’s a moment of musical clarity in a fucked-up world. 

70
Under The Radar

Despite the hard-hitting choice of subject matter, Monkey Minds is pleasingly appealing.

danielleandrea
39
The Old Problem 0.12
Lie Awake 0.25
Flyover '98 0.43
A Lot of Love 0.60
The Last of the Heroes 0.11
Lonely 0.80
Safe Population 0.40
Friends For Evermore 0.20
Seen It All Before 0.72
From Hate We Hope 0.25
Oh My Lord 0.83
Goodbye Youth 0.10
Never Be Alone 0.19
Behind the Curtains 0.09
More Money, More Fire 0.32
Fire! 0.38
Operation Mason 0.01
Fight Them Back 0.54
Towers of Power 0.30
Come To Me 0.90
Antonis
85
Leftism in music. Also masterful.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#13/Q Magazine
#94/Rough Trade

Track List

  1. The Old Problem
  2. Lie Awake
  3. Flyover '98
  4. A Lot of Love
  5. The Last of Heroes
  6. Lonely
  7. Safe Population
  8. Friends for Ever More
  9. Seen It All Before
  10. From Hate We Hope
  11. Oh My Lord
  12. Goodbye Youth
  13. Never Be Alone
  14. Behind the Curtains
  15. More Money, More Fire
  16. Fire!
  17. Operation Mason
  18. Fight Them Back
  19. Towers of Power
  20. Come to Me
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Added on: March 12, 2013