First Mind - Nick Mulvey
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics What's this?

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

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  • Summary: The solo full-length debut for the former Portico Quartet member was produced by Dan Carey.
  • Record Label: Harvest
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 16, 2014
    100
    A lovely, and rewarding record.
  2. May 15, 2014
    90
    First Mind is an album that can be played time and time again without ever sounding tired or laboured, and it wouldn’t be a huge shock to see it on many people’s end of year lists come December.
  3. May 8, 2014
    80
    First Mind is captivating, full of intricacies and influences that should see it celebrated as one of the great albums of 2014.
  4. May 20, 2014
    80
    Mulvey is very much his own man on this highly intriguing debut. [Jun 2014, p.117]
  5. 75
    A total package of pop hooks, instrumental genius and gorgeous rhythms, Mulvey presents us with an intelligent record that demonstrates his passion for sounds outside of insular scenes.
  6. May 13, 2014
    70
    The folk singer/songwriter side of Mulvey is the one that is shown for most of the record, while his extensive influences flit in and out of each song, leaving their mark in the percussion, melody, and arrangement, but never taking center stage in his impressive repertoire.
  7. May 8, 2014
    60
    His album mixes traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic to pull unexpected rabbits out of hats.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 14, 2014
    8
    The metascore is lower than it deserves, because in reality the rating from The Guardian is 80 (four stars) instead of 60. In any case, it's a great album in my opinion. Expand