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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

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  1. Apr 9, 2013
    10
    Well, this came out of nowhere. Mason puts together a series of consistently brilliant songs, laced with the kind of haunting beauty we saw on 'Boys Outside' but added in to the mix is the kind of weirdness which ran riot on the 3 E.P.s all those years ago. It's a brilliant album and must rank as one of the best of the year. P.S. Mason nails the political thing in a way which is incredibly hard to do. Expand
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. Jun 4, 2013
    100
    An attack on the lack of dissenting voices in popular culture, if this isn’t Mason’s bona fide masterpiece, it’s certainly approaching it.
  2. May 1, 2013
    70
    At 20 tracks long, it gets a little over-familiar. The meandering "Operation Mason" and "Never Be Alone" would have been best abandoned in the cutting room. But what remains is a buxom sonic treasure trove.
  3. Apr 9, 2013
    79
    Monkey Minds’ sharp, late-act turn into politicized proselytizing may seem jarring at first, but then it’s an accurate reflection of how politics can suddenly intrude upon our lives and upend our worldview.