Bem-Vinda Vontade - Mice Parade
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  • Summary: Adam Pierce's fifth Mice Parade album adds a greatly increased vocal presence (by Pierce, Ikuko Harada and Mum's Kristin Anna Valtysdottir) to his tropicalia-infused post-rock.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
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  1. 90
    Sparkles with glittering innovations. [#68, p.102]
  2. Mice Parade is an original, hovering over multiple traditions without disturbing any of them.
  3. Although finely tuned and well orchestrated, the album never panders by creating an artificial sense of drama or relying on familiar rock tropes.
  4. This is a standout record even by his high standards.
  5. Pierce sinks his heart into his music, and while that may not manifest in impassioned yelping or big rock riffs, the exquisiteness of his playing and songcraft make it apparent.
  6. Rather than the nostalgic, distant wistfulness of last year’s work, Bem-vinda is much more open, and while there are complex rhythms and arrangements in abundance, none of this gets in the way of some eminently hummable tunes.
  7. For the wide-awake, it's a crashing bore. [Aug 2005, p.164]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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