Mini Mansions - Mini Mansions
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  • Band members: Tyler Parkford, Michael Shuman, Zachary Dawes
  • Summary: The LA-based band's debut album goes from upbeat, distortion-heavy, new wave sounds, to slow melodies and a melancholic atmosphere, creating a wide range of moods and crossing musical genres.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    It's different. It's well-written. It's emotive. Those three things are hard enough to find in music these days, let alone in one place.
  2. Jun 14, 2011
    80
    Just as Shuman himself demands attention within the crowded QOTSA line-up, Mini Mansions should shine in their own right regardless of their imposing origins. All they require are your ears. It would be rude to turn down such a delectable request.
  3. Dec 13, 2010
    70
    A funhouse mirror of an album, Mini Mansions is a few shades lighter than Rekords Rekords' usual output, but it's still twisted and catchy enough to win over those more familiar with Shuman's day job.
  4. Dec 13, 2010
    66
    With Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael "Mikey Shoes" Shuman taking a breather from that instrument-instead, he performs guitar and drums and sings--the L.A. trio's debut is to shimmering Brit pop what QOTSA is to hard rock.
  5. Dec 13, 2010
    60
    Choosing to keep the songs dark and dreary bogs down Mini Mansions. That criticism aside, the band know how to craft a song, letting it build and drop when necessary. [Dec 2010, p.114]
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    60
    Fun, if inessential. [Aug 2011, p.93]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 7, 2010
    6
    New Project from Josh Homme (Desert Sessions) as Producer. Mini Mansions found 2009 in L.A. released their self-titled debut. Fresh, wild andNew Project from Josh Homme (Desert Sessions) as Producer. Mini Mansions found 2009 in L.A. released their self-titled debut. Fresh, wild and chaotic. It is hard to specify the genre of music, the band sees the music as Psychédélique / Rock. Beatles + John Lennon + Elliott Smith + X = Mini Mansions Expand