Play Dead

MUTEMATH - Play Dead
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September 8, 2017 / Release Date
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Wojtek / Label
Art Rock / Genres
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It may not be a valid complaint that this album isn’t “catchy”, since alt-rock generally doesn’t shoot for that goal, but Mutemath aren’t really doing anything new here, and it seems they are trying very hard to make an acoustically interesting record, instead creating a clumsy layering of traditional rock and electronic augmentation that really misses the mark.
This album is often criticized for being too bloated and over-produced, but I have never felt that way about it. In fact, I LOVE the production style and overall sound of this album. There are so many things happening at any given moment, yet it all flows and meshes in a fun and exciting way. Paul Meany said about this album, "We wanted to see how much stuff we could jam into this album and get away with it." This approach is reflected well within the music, and I enjoy it a lot.
cmon guys
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Track List

  1. Hit Parade
  2. Pixie Oaks
  3. Stroll On
  4. Break the Fever
  5. Nuisance
  6. Placed On Hold
  7. Everything's New
  8. War
  9. Achilles Heel
  10. Marching To the End
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Added on: September 8, 2017