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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. Both foreground and background listening are equally rewarded.
  3. Go Go... is a delight, and much less agitated once it's settled down.
  4. Through it all they maintain a charmingly chiming and cheery vibe that's probably the closest humans can get to making elf music.
  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. 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