Mice Parade

  • 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. 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.
  2. Mice Parade have never before been quite this accessible.
  3. Although Mice Parade isn't necessarily the group's paramount album, it certainly makes their stock soar high.
  4. 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.
  5. Mice Parade is a record steeped in sophistication and modern anxiety, rendered in multiple shades of beat-crazy.
  6. Each track is unique and memorable in its own way, but they all follow the same basic pattern and structure.
User Score
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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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 »