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  • Summary: The Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's frontman releases his debut solo album produced by Steve Berlin.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mo Beauty is an album full of idiosyncrasies, but Ounsworth’s consummate eye to its construction turns dissonance into harmony.
  2. 78
    Supported by a new cast of musicians and soaking up the atmosphere, Ounsworth has crafted an album that transitions seemlessly from ballads to more frentic tracks with a straightforward sound that lets the songwriting and hooks resonate without being over-produced. [Fall 2009, p.100]
  3. The result of Ounsworth bottling this "flow" and working it into a set of songs is an album that showcases the breadth of his talents much more than the limited palettes of Flashy Python or CYHSY.
  4. 70
    Almost every tune on Mo Beauty equals or betters those on CYHSY's lauded 2005 debut.
  5. While not a notable departure from his day job Mo Beauty is still a southern-tinged party worth paying a visit. [Fall 2009, p.59]
  6. The result is baroque stuff that shows off Ounsworth's distinct David Byrne-in-the-ER whine, and it keeps moving forward.
  7. Mo Beauty becomes difficult to wade through as Ounsworth ventures further from his indie-rock roots. [Nov 2009, p.114]

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