Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings
Mar 26, 2014Perhaps the band's most natural progression yet, MESS sees them take what they learned while making WIXIW and get their hands a little dirtier with it. The first four tracks are a dense punch in the face of high-powered electronica, which slows down a little bit as the album goes on and things get a bit darker. Liars' trademark sense of dread appears mostly on the second half of the album, yet it closes out on its lightest moment with Left Speaker Blown.
The album itself may be a bit more of a grower than WIXIW was, but it's every bit as good. Yet another masterful collection of songs put out by this band.… Full Review »
Aug 4, 2014[8.6] Mess is easily Liars' creepiest, inacessible (with the exception of Sisterworld, maybe), and industrially tinged album yet. It may not be their most adventurous, or their most visceral, but credit must be given for its bleakness, its strangeness, and its outright creepiness.… Full Review »