Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Magnet
    Jun 13, 2012
    The best moments are soft and strange. "The Corner" is a fabulous piece of folk understatement and emotional ambiguity, while the brilliant "Freefall" showcases Branan's willingness to stretch his voice to odd, ugly places in the service of transcendence. [No.88 p.53]
  2. Uncut
    Aug 2, 2012
    Mutt offers a terrific spread of styles. [Sep 2012, p.73]
  3. Alternative Press
    May 31, 2012
    Each track is different from the last, yet the album maintains a cohesive identity. [Jun 2012, p.76]
  4. May 31, 2012
    Mutt is undoubtedly the best Branan release to date, a shiny new jewel in the Bloodshot Records crown that will no doubt clutter the upper reaches of many a Best Of 2012 list.
  5. May 31, 2012
    Mutt is a mess of an album, but I mean that in the best way possible.
  6. 70
    A mongrel that rewards repeated spins with an understanding of Branan's many influences and an appreciation for his largely impressionistic, thought- provoking words.
  7. Q Magazine
    Jul 25, 2012
    That [metal] grind is almost gone from Mutt in favor of a more mellowed mainstream sound, but his storytelling style has become razor sharp. [Aug 2012, p.95]
  8. May 31, 2012
    It's not an entirely off-putting mix, but it's only after a few songs that one starts to get a handle on what Branan's up to.

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