Mr. Beast - Mogwai
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Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: The fifth studio album for the Scottish five-piece was produced, like its predecessor, by Tony Doogan.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. While Mogwai once seemed too ambitious for their own good, Mr. Beast perfectly distills the essence of the band's raison d'etre. [Apr 2006, p.214]
  2. Ten years after they first assaulted us, Mogwai remain as vital as ever.
  3. The revelation of Mr. Beast is that it's the closest Mogwai have come to capturing the raw intensity of their live power. [#13, p.93]
  4. The result is that we have a transitory album, but also a typically beautiful and subtle one.
  5. A solid – albeit unadventurous - long-player, which refines instead of redefines and consolidates more than it innovates.
  6. 60
    Mr Beast, by Mogwai's normally formidable standards, underwhelms. [Apr 2006, p.96]
  7. Their efforts at stretching boundaries falter because they have inscribed themselves within such narrow aesthetic parameters, hitting a fourth chord feels like a massive achievement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. May 13, 2011
    9
    Very consistent and fun album. They're really showing off their strengths as a band going into different styles of music.This is essentially them making a fluid pop album. There is a weak link or two in the 2nd half of the record but overall an above average release. Expand

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