Mura Masa

Mura Masa - Mura Masa
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2017 Ratings: #248 / 876
User Score
Based on 244 ratings
2017 Ratings: #373
Liked by 2 people
July 14, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny
It’s a confident, competent step forwards from a sure-footed talent, earning its repeat listens through mature considerations. And there will be repeat listens – just you try not to.
80
The Line of Best Fit
With an envious cast of characters on board, it feels like the best party everyone’s invited to. Grab a drink and dive in.
80
NME
The record never diverts from a tried-and-tested formula, but Crossan brings a modern touch via nifty production tricks and songwriting knacks.
80
The Guardian
This may be an album handcuffed to the zeitgeist, but it’s also bubbling with energy and ideas. Just imagine what Crossan could do if he ditched the marimbas.
80
Clash
Mura Masa’s nuance, confidence and obvious versatility betray his relative inexperience, and it’s increasingly clear that he is already a musical force to be reckoned with.
77
Pitchfork
Coherent in spite of its range, Mura Masa never lets its jam-packed contents overshadow a vision that refuses to be boxed in.
75
Northern Transmissions
On an album equal parts pop and experimental, Crossan makes something both accessible and intriguing all at the same time.
70
AllMusic

Not every track leaves a major impression, but Mura Masa is still a quality effort from an ambitious, inventive producer.

30
Tiny Mix Tapes

Mura Masa was already disadvantaged by the tendency of these sorts of projects to rely on a slate of recognizable features; his productions are scaled back to accommodate the vocalist, while any hope of cohesion goes out the window in the face of appearances from no less than 10 different artists, each given an entire track. That’s not inherently irredeemable, but it’s a lot harder when the features are as anonymous — both in name and in style — as the majority of guests on Mura Masa.

comunismin
66
cool feature from Rocky
elextranodpl
74
No sobresale, pero no deja de haber ideas muy interesantes.

Este disco está entre medio de lo experimental y de lo pop. Es tremendamente accesible pero presenta ideas nuevas para un ámbito que incluso hasta en ese entonces estaba extenuado ya. Me recuerda un poco a Kaytranada por como construye canciones con distintas estructuras, ritmos y estilos que se acomoden a las performances de los feats, para lo que incurre en un buen uso de instrumentación y producción, con ... read more
naokaia
75
Mura Masa delivers a very pop-like groove fused with trap and r&b. And I was not dissapointed.
BruhMan
77
FAVORITE TRACKS: Messy Love, Nuggets, Love$ick, All Around The World, What If I Go?, Firefly & helpline

LEAST FAVORITE: Second 2 None & Who Is It Gonna B
Kaapo
70
Pretty nice pop songs, but on albums like this some of the features just doesn't hit. Still the feature list has variety and it's pretty consistently pleasant to listen. Surpassingly good genre fusions from ASAP Rocky and Designer
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#11/BLARE
#14/NZ Herald
#15/The Skinny
#21/Baeble Music
#27/Dork
#34/Billboard
#34/NME
#81/Drowned in Sound

Track List

  1. Messy Love
  2. Nuggets (feat. Bonzai)
  3. Love$ick (feat. A$AP Rocky)
  4. 1 Night (feat. Charli XCX)
  5. All Around The World (feat. Desiigner)
  6. give me The ground
  7. What If I Go?
  8. Firefly (feat. Nao)
  9. NOTHING ELSE! (feat. Jamie Lidell)
  10. helpline (feat. Tom Tripp)
  11. Second 2 None (feat. Christine and the Queens)
  12. Who Is It Gonna B (feat. A.K. Paul)
  13. Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)
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Added on: June 5, 2017