Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy

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  • Summary: The Icelandic group releases their fourth album.
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  1. 88
    Incorporating harp, horn, clicks, clacks, reeds, bells and strings in other more "typical" Múm songs like 'Dancing Behind My Eyeballs,' they breathe a bit more breath and color into their swaying, hypnotic pop music.
  2. Go Go... is a delight, and much less agitated once it's settled down.
  3. Some fans will miss Múm's wispier, bygone days, but those willing to give the band a chance to change and grow will welcome the chance to get to know them all over again.
  4. Mojo
    60
    For every glimpse of a hook or a memorable melody, there's a stretch of unfocused, sample-strewn electronica, all skittering art-techno beats and wilfully obtuse instrumentation. [Nov 2007, p.95]
  5. With everything from the classic symphonic sounds of brass and strings to the creative dimensions of electronic sampling, synths and the violinophone, Mum certainly are experimental. The ambitious nature of which could be too much for some people though.
  6. Uncut
    60
    Go Go... is never less than delightful--at its best like Belle & Sebastian having a stab at Portishead. [Oct 2007, p.99]
  7. The consequences are not always dull, and Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy is as enjoyable at points as the music it’s clearly drawing from.

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  1. Simon
    Oct 6, 2007
    9
    They lean towards the overly quaint and eccentric at times, but - despite line-up changes - Mum still exist in a world of their own; a world They lean towards the overly quaint and eccentric at times, but - despite line-up changes - Mum still exist in a world of their own; a world in which it's well worth paying a trip to. Expand