Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. While Mythomania doesn’t necessarily punch its way out of that paper bag, the album does feel more immediate, its melodies are more memorable, and the songs do occasionally allow themselves to become more ragged.
  2. Mythomania is overdriven, with sparks flying from the bolts in its neck and fruit machine cherries lining up in its vacant eye sockets. But it sounds perfect somehow.
  3. The lyrics, sometimes also sung by Mr. Cohen, abound in surrealistic metaphor: the bloom of a flower in darkness, the derisive laughter of the moon. Yet there are lines, and even entire songs, that beg to be taken at face value.
  4. Filter
    It's deeper than you think. [Spring 2009, p.103]
  5. While the band remains true to its less-is-more instincts, Mythomania’s songs stand as fully developed structures that take advantage of their limited instrumentation.
  6. Even though Cryptacize remain difficult to pin down, the chances they take on Mythomania bring them a little bit closer to reach.
  7. Finding unique ways to handle empty space and unorthodox arrangements has always been Cohen's greatest strength, and here that skill helps to mottle his most straightforward material to date.
  8. Under The Radar
    It's an across the board improvement that finds ex-Deerhoof guitarist Chris Cohen sharper, drummer Michael Carreira's work more tasteful and deliberate, and vocalist Nedelle Torrisi's performances even more dynamic and beautiful. [Spring 2009, p.65]

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