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Saves The World

MUNA

Saves The World

Second album from the Los Angeles-based electronic pop trio

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Columbia
UK Release date
06/09/2019
US Release date
06/09/2019
  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Saves the World, should see MUNA joining the ranks of those who have brazenly borrowed their sound
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  2. 9.0 |   Clash

    A bold, colourful, lyric return, one that is asserting while remaining utterly honest, completely true to themselves
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    An exhilarating ode to self-preservation and to being your own number one fan
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Euphoria crashes in waves across Muna's second album, which masters the twin arts of upbeat escapism and bleak, heart-wrenching sadness
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    The thumping drums and syncopated string throughout still channel the 1980s, while Good News (Ya-Ya Song) harks back to the summer of 1999, all clipped guitar and MTV beats. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The band displays a frightening level of emotional intelligence on their second album
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  7. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Translating alt-rock into pristine pop, the L.A. trio’s second album documents sex, drugs, and suicidal tendencies with less melodrama and more compassion
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  8. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Rather than reactively penning music in response to the losses and life events it seems like the group has turned inwards, reworking their musical DNA to facilitate a fuller form of expression
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  9. 6.5 |   Northern Transmission

    The album focuses on production emphasizing synths and drum machines accentuating the rhythms until they swirl in pieces like “Number One Fan”, though perhaps the album would be better off with simpler and more minimal rhythmic lines
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  10. 6.0 |   All Music

    While lyrics stick better than hooks here, the album is not without a handful of low-key anthems (including the latter track's high-flying, Auto-Tuned "it's gonna be okay"), and the atmosphere manages to be consistently warm and inviting despite its mechanical veneer
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