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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Australian trio was recorded in Bristol by producer John Parish.
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  1. Uncut
    Jul 27, 2021
    80
    They have not deviated from their core virtues: drolly mordant lyrics, instinctive tunefulness and the lo-fi new-wave sensibility that carries it all. [Sep 2021, p.27]
  2. Jul 21, 2021
    80
    Mirror II finds The Goon Sax deep in the lovely, perplexing mess of life, embracing the pain and pleasure, savoring the taste of change, finding inner strength and the consolations of a collective that allows individuality to flourish and supports it with an empathy which seems so sorely lacking in our world.
  3. Jul 8, 2021
    80
    The diversity of the writing means that Mirror II occasionally feels more like a hugely enjoyable compilation than a single artist album: whether one trio can successfully contain three writers with such diverse approaches indefinitely is an interesting question. Hopefully yes.
  4. Jul 22, 2021
    80
    Mirror II sounds so much more sophisticated, self-assured and, dare I say, grown up.
  5. Jul 12, 2021
    75
    Far from a downer, the album is breathlessly chic, less chaos-for-chaos’-sake than their previous work but kookier where it counts.
  6. 70
    Like with their lyrics, The Goon Sax are still working things out on the fly. Getting caught up in the feeling and riding the wave until they find some sort of conclusion. For the Brisbane trio, truly embracing that feeling, however messy, is what makes them so special.
  7. Mojo
    Jul 8, 2021
    60
    It's like watching people chuck matches into a box of fireworks: sparks everywhere, but - excitingly, frustratingly - you're never sure where they're going to land. [Aug 2021, p.80]

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  1. Jul 14, 2021
    10
    beautiful music i listen to a lot of the time while driving.
    it's diverse asf