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Muzz

Muzz

Muzz

Debut album from the indie rock super-group comprising of Interpol's Paul Banks, The Walkmen's Matt Barrick, and Bonny Light Horseman's Josh Kaufman

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
Matador
UK Release date
05/06/2020
US Release date
05/06/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    It’s hard not to approach this record with certain expectations of how it should or could sound given the bands that Banks, Barrick and Kaufman have played in before. Surrender those, and what you have is the first songs from a new band, delivering a bold and surprising statement of purpose and intent
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Stripped of some of the New York swagger of Banks's Interpol, Muzz escape the fate of the other supergroups who can't escape the shadow of their other projects
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  3. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Much like your favorite pair of relaxed-fit jeans, broken in over time for a comfortable, casual aesthetic, the complex character of Muzz gradually unfurls into a terrifically cool album that should be wholly appreciated with repeated plays
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Indie pedigree trio Muzz prove why they’re masters of their craft on a spacious and cinematic debut
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    With waltzing psychedelia and a sense of widescreen adventure, this a surprising album from that unlikeliest of things: a great indie super-group
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    Both a wise and charming record, but never obnoxiously clever
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  7. 7.0 |   Northern Transmission

    While the album may not eclipse anything that previously lit us up from Interpol, The Walkmen or Bonny Light Horseman, the work on display here is full of charm and grace
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    A testament to longtime friends coming together to make music and gently challenge expectations along the way, Muzz's easygoing grace grows more compelling each time it's heard
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  9. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    Bringing together members of Interpol, the Walkmen, and Bonny Light Horseman, the indie supergroup’s debut album is a carefully crafted pastoral travelogue
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  10. 6.0 |   Mojo

    There are a lot of moments when - sleeves rolled up, top button undone - it sounds as if they're pouring out their hearts to the same bartender as The National. When they get the detailing right, though, it flies. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   Uncut

    It'll be nice on a Netflix drama, but removes much of the tension between ambition and accomplishment in which melancholy indie rock traditionally thrives. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The most striking thing about Muzz is that they sound absolutely nothing like Interpol
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