Mura Masa

Mura Masa - Mura Masa
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2017 Ratings: #251 / 887
User Score
Based on 260 ratings
2017 Ratings: #397
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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.
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.
The record never diverts from a tried-and-tested formula, but Crossan brings a modern touch via nifty production tricks and songwriting knacks.
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.
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.
Coherent in spite of its range, Mura Masa never lets its jam-packed contents overshadow a vision that refuses to be boxed in.
Northern Transmissions
On an album equal parts pop and experimental, Crossan makes something both accessible and intriguing all at the same time.

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

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.

I’ve been listening to individual tracks from this for years but I never listened to the whole project. This album has great singular tracks like Love$ick and Blu but as a whole it lacks direction and character. It doesn’t feel like a Mura Masa album and more of a compilation of Mura Masa producing to fit the features’ strengths.
A bunch of good, well produced and unique British pop songs. It is definitely not cohesive but I love it.
cool feature from Rocky
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
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
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Year End Lists

#14/NZ Herald
#15/The Skinny
#21/Baeble Music
#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