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John Maus


Fifth studio release from the LA-based experimental pop artist, intended as an addendum to his 2017 album Screen Memories

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  1. 7.7 |   Earbuddy

    John Maus gives us extra on top of last October's Screen Memories and leaves us wanting more
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  2. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    He experiments with sound and structure in an almost time-warped fashion – something otherworldly and consuming, like a drug-induced trip
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  3. 7.0 |   The Music

    Deeply indebted to the '80s, Maus knows how to work retro synth-pop styles and keep it fun for contemporary listeners
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  4. 7.0 |   Crack

    Addendum is both a surprising collage of not-quite-disparate influences and a whole that nearly sums up Maus’ eclecticism, esotericism and singular vision. Many things at once, it is far from simply a coda
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  5. 7.0 |   All Music

    Despite its self-deprecating title and a slightly more haphazard feel, Addendum deserves full main-release status on shelves and in digital libraries alongside Maus' other work
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  6. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    This music isn’t the kind you “get,” and in an ironist pop landscape where it’s hard to tell who’s kidding, it’s a comfort to know Maus is just fucking with us
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  7. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    A baffling move from an admittedly unpredictable artist, but Addendum remains a strange and occasionally frustrating album, even for an artist as doggedly individualistic as Maus
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