• Record Label: Fat Cat
  • Release Date: May 8, 2007
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Although Mice Parade isn't necessarily the group's paramount album, it certainly makes their stock soar high.
  2. Mice Parade is a record steeped in sophistication and modern anxiety, rendered in multiple shades of beat-crazy.
  3. Each track is unique and memorable in its own way, but they all follow the same basic pattern and structure.
  4. Whilst this self-titled Mice Parade set may struggle to push Adam Pierce’s envelope much beyond a well-sealed blue-print, it does at least keep the momentum of his low-key career moving along at a respectable and occasionally unpredictable rate.
  5. Mice Parade have never before been quite this accessible.
  6. Mice Parade still finds Pierce working in a distinctive space, less jazzy than fellow post-rock vets the Sea & Cake but more atmospherically nuanced than typical acoustic singer/songwriters, but it's hardly the most appropriate release to bear the Mice Parade name.
  7. While it is a very good sounding record, this album doesn’t quite hold together from song to song.
  8. [It] continues with the middle-of-the-road, ambient pop approach that marked his last few efforts.
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  1. RyanO.
    Jul 15, 2007
    7
    Shows off Pierce's prowess tastefully. Practices good songwriting. Heavy layering (which acts as a pro and contributes to a unique yet Shows off Pierce's prowess tastefully. Practices good songwriting. Heavy layering (which acts as a pro and contributes to a unique yet familiarly ambient atmosphere I felt the acoustic guitar was too centered around, and clashed with the said atmosphere. Favorite tracks: "Double Dolphins on the Nickel" and "Circle None". Full Review »