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  • Summary: The seventh release for the band led by Adam Pierce sees the group adding more pop elements to the other music styles heard on previous albums.
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  • Record Label: Fat Cat Records
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Post-Rock, IDM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 17, 2013
    90
    As an album Candela has everything: it's energetic and adventurous but these adjectives are synonymous with Mice Parade’s constant journeying through music.
  2. Feb 21, 2013
    72
    Although Mice Parade is typically regarded as a solo project of Pierce, it is clear the concept of community compels him. And this is where his biggest strength lies.
  3. Jan 29, 2013
    70
    Though things work best when Pierce allows enough space amidst the music for the actual songs to flourish, even the jostling of the overcrowded bits is wonderful and energetic.
  4. Jan 29, 2013
    60
    Candela doesn't represent Mice Parade's most memorable outing, but it does showcase a willingness to expand the expectations surrounding their sound.
  5. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2013
    60
    Afropop sparkle to jazzy bounce and shoe gaze shimmer, but too often these exotic ingredients feel like undigested dilettante dabblings. [May 2013, p.74]
  6. Candela makes for an, at times unpleasant, but ultimately forgettable listen.
  7. Jan 29, 2013
    48
    More often than not, however, Mice Parade pushes these songs down paths that don't fit.

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