Mew – Visuals: They could have made it; I believe they faded.

2017_Mew_VisualsArtist: Mew
Album: Visuals
Year: 2017
Grade: B-

In Brief: Mew’s keyboard-heavy indie rock sound will always inspire mental flights of fancy, and I appreciate the occasional heavier moments, too. But this record feels less “prog” than their last few, and I don’t think the songwriting is as intriguing, which means a lot of it is pleasant but forgettable.

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Mew – + -: Pros and Cons and Pros and Cons and Proooooooooooos…

2015_Mew_PlusMinusArtist: Mew
Album: +-
Year: 2015
Grade: B+

In Brief: As gorgeous and otherworldly as Mew’s brand of “indie stadium rock” can be, + – doesn’t quite reach the heights of No More Stories… or And the Glass Handed Kites, which were more progressive in nature and felt like more of a deeply connected listening experience. This album is more akin to Frengers, in that it feels more like it’s simply 10 good tracks with a few “instant classic” highlights scattered among them.

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Mew – No More Stories…: No More Long Album Titles, Okay? I’m Sorry, I’m Out of Space.

2009_Mew_NoMoreStoriesArtist: Mew
Album: No More Stories / Are Told Today / I’m Sorry / They Washed Away // No More Stories / The World Is Gray / I’m Tired / Let’s Wash Away
Year: 2009
Grade: A

In Brief: Don’t let the title fool you. There’s some joyously melodic, and not terribly pretentious, expression of a band’s wild imagination going on here.

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