About U

MUNA - About U
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 64 ratings
2017 Ratings: #241
February 3, 2017 / Release Date
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Indie Pop, Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

Its twelve tracks are an unflinching and unapologetic documentation of the LA trio's lives, and by extension the lives of so many queer women the world over.

80
DIY

An album that captures the soaring highs and plunging lows, all in one brilliantly executed swoop.

60
AllMusic

MUNA don't quite manage to separate themselves from the pack of artists with a very similar sound. It is a promising debut, though, with a pleasingly direct lyrical approach, very assured vocals, and enough songs with sharp enough hooks ("Loudspeaker"), emotional punches ("Winterbreak"), or both ("End of Desire") to make it worth the effort to check the record out.

the13thbeach
100
Two months into my first heartbreak, Billboard introduced me to a synthpop trio by the name of MUNA. The dark ‘80s-inspired production and the confessional nature of the lyrics on their phenomenal debut album, About U, almost instantly clicked with me. The album not only bluntly describes various facets of dysfunctional relationships and heartbreak, but it does so from a subtly queer perspective. All three members of MUNA are queer women, and they’ve intentionally omitted ... read more
bluevenus
94
"About U" could be just your typical pop album, but it isn't. Every song is so full of emotion, from sparkling happiness to gut-wrenching sadness and desperate loving. It's like you'd have read a very touching book and afterwards, you feel drained but you want more.
idkheri5
89
Soa como um álbum da Robyn. Amei!!
NR
Probably the most underrated pop album this year.
laragonzo
100
''i felt so connected, i felt so high / i am going to be lonely for a long, long time'' - after

''it's just a hypothesis i test, that i should not exist / there's me in the doorway telling you please / you should just let me leave'' - if u love me now

''but I wanted to call you / and tell you about / the way that her hair got caught in her mouth'' - everything
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Year End Lists

#10/Dork
#20/The Line of Best Fit
#28/Q Magazine
#41/Billboard
#49/BLARE

Track List

  1. So Special
  2. Loudspeaker
  3. I Know A Place
  4. Winterbreak
  5. Around U
  6. After
  7. Promise
  8. If U Love Me Now
  9. Crying On The Bathroom Floor
  10. End of Desire
  11. Everything
  12. Outro
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