Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Mug Museum [LP/CD]
By

Rating
Album: Mug Museum [LP/CD]
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Can't Help You
2)    Are You with Me Now?
3)    Duke
4)    No God
5)    I Think I Knew
6)    Wild
7)    Sisters
8)    Mirror Me
9)    Cuckoo Through the Walls
10)    Mug Museum
 

Album: Mug Museum [LP/CD]
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Can't Help You
2)    Are You with Me Now?
3)    Duke
4)    No God
5)    I Think I Knew
6)    Wild
7)    Sisters
8)    Mirror Me
9)    Cuckoo Through the Walls
10)    Mug Museum
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • 2012's Cyrk saw enigmatic Welsh pop purveyor Cate Le Bon channeling the ghosts of Nico, Syd Barrett, and Sandy Denny, offering up an austere set of angular psych-folk confections that sounded like they arrived via a Harvest Records time capsule. Mug Museum, Le Bon's third long-player, was recorded in the singer/songwriter's newly adopted Los Angeles, but unlike her recently transplanted U.K. folk contemporary Laura Marling, who took to California's breezy bacchanalia like a true Manson devotee, Le Bon makes the west coast bend to her will, allowing just enough sun to seep in to keep things mellow, while retaining the moor-bound, overcast patina of her Welsh homeland. The front half of Mug Museum is sublime, a heady mix of clever, Tom Verlaine-inspired guitar lines, sneaky, circuitous melodies, and poetic yet evasive lyrics that culminate into a rich stew of psych-pop goodness. Songs like the propulsive opener "I Can't Help You," with its snappy, Stereolab-primed backbeat and tonal uniformity, the loose and affable "Are You with Me Now?," and the lovely "I Think I Knew," the latter a lush and moving duet with Seattle-based singer/songwriter (and fellow pop outcast) Mike Hadreas (Perfume Genius), find Le Bon firmly in her comfort zone, even as she pokes and prods around its edges, but Mug Museum, with the exception of the gutsy, proto-punk boardwalk rocker "Sisters" loses a little steam near the end, relying too often on dissonant quirks and meandering VU-style free-jams. It's not Cyrk III (Le Bon issued an EP of songs called Cyrk II shortly after the release of its precursor), but Mug Museum will delight anybody with ears who enjoyed her previous outing, and while it may lack some of the focus of its predecessor, it retains every bit of its oddball charm. ~ James Christopher Monger
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Across it all sits one of the most characterful voices of recent times -- one minute suggesting folk rock paradise, the next Macbeth..."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Mug Museum [LP/CD] on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top