Mess

  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2014
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
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  1. Mar 26, 2014
    5
    This is the least rewarding album in this band's discography. It's muddy and plodding in the first half, and thin on ideas in the second half. Mess on a Mission is barely more than OK, and it's the highlight of the album.
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. May 1, 2014
    67
    For a group that's never settled down, Mess could be described as Liars' comfort zone.
  2. Apr 30, 2014
    80
    All of Mess has an enjoyably menacing feel that will prove inviting to Liars fans and new listeners alike.
  3. Magnet
    Apr 18, 2014
    75
    The alterations and differences may be slighter and more comparable to alt-music's lexicon, but that's bound to happen after a decade and a half. Still, the redefinition continues, and so does the compelling art. [No. 108, p.51]