Moms - Menomena
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  • Summary: The fifth album for the indie rock band is its first as a duo (Justin Harris and Danny Seim) after the departure of Brent Knopf, who left to concentrate on his solo project, Ramona Falls.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 24, 2012
    90
    [Moms is] about lamenting family trees and the things that created us worse for wear. Together, Harris and Seim have created a rock album punching the stomach the way their lyrics do.
  2. Sep 20, 2012
    80
    Although Moms is the result of its two creators' putting themselves through the wringer, it never feels overshadowed by dread.
  3. 80
    he songs are tighter and leaner than on Mines ("One Horse" throws off the mean), rarely wandering, with lyrical themes prevalent rather than all-consuming.
  4. Sep 21, 2012
    80
    With one album completed under the new lineup, Harris and Seim show that they'll continue guiding Menomena in interesting, unpredictable directions.
  5. Oct 5, 2012
    80
    Mostly, it's a success.
  6. Moms is perfect evidence that Menomena are still more than capable of holding their own.
  7. Oct 22, 2012
    60
    The fifth album actually proves refreshingly unburdened by fashion. [Nov 2012, p.101]

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  1. Oct 23, 2012
    7
    As a huge Menomena fan, this album was disappointing. Overall not a bad album, but easily their weakest effort yet. Not sure how much artisticAs a huge Menomena fan, this album was disappointing. Overall not a bad album, but easily their weakest effort yet. Not sure how much artistic input Brent Knopf had, but it seems to have made a difference. Expand