Mura Masa

Mura Masa - Mura Masa
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2017 Ratings: #273 / 725
User Score
Based on 188 ratings
2017 Ratings: #481
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.

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
noonoo97
46
This album reminds me of Love Island. Fucking Trash! Cringe worthy poppy beats with high pitched auto tune voice overs. Kill me now.
MatchstickMan
75
This album seems to be trying to accomplish what Cashmere Cat's album attempted to do as well. Focusing on big features and good music. However, a few of these songs have been out since 2016, which is quite unorthodox for album singles. Because of this, it weakens the blow of the album. While the music itself is enjoyable and very danceable, it fails to capture the kind of innovation you may expect from a high-tier producer. Many of the songs vocals are very pop-oriented, making them less ... read more
Xristoula
70
I like this guy but mostly as a producer
francowt
68
album cover: 6

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9. love$ick . blu .
8. messy love . what if i go .
7. 1 night . nothing else! . helpline .
6. nuggets . all around the world . firefly . who is it gonna b .
5. give me the ground . second 2 none .
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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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