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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
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  1. Jul 5, 2017
    9
    A chillwave's masterpiece. It feels like one 30 min song split in 12 parts. I could not expect anything less than this from Ernest Green. Mister Mellow was totally worth the waiting.
  2. Jun 30, 2017
    7
    Pretty much different than anything he’s ever done. The proper songs here are wonderful. “Floating By” is quite possibly the best Washed Out track around; however, there are too many interludes. Sure most of them are relaxing and nice, and the album flows nicely, but they’re so short. They just whiz by leaving you wanting more. I also am not a huge fan of all the random sound effectsPretty much different than anything he’s ever done. The proper songs here are wonderful. “Floating By” is quite possibly the best Washed Out track around; however, there are too many interludes. Sure most of them are relaxing and nice, and the album flows nicely, but they’re so short. They just whiz by leaving you wanting more. I also am not a huge fan of all the random sound effects thrown in the mix. They don’t hinder the overall experience much, but it would’ve been better with them left out.

    This feels more like something that would play in parts during a commercial break on MTV, especially with the visual album thing he’s got going on here.

    Bottom line: it’s great, but it’s way too short for what it is. “Floating By” and “Hard to Say Goodbye” are very great standouts.
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Aug 9, 2017
    50
    With Mister Mellow, Washed Out seems to have lost his gift of storytelling that made his debut album a reference to dream pop bands and electronic producers. Skimming through the tracks, they feel soulless and are disguised as part of ‘a concept’.
  2. Aug 4, 2017
    70
    Our only gripe is with its brevity--29 minutes is too short.
  3. Aug 2, 2017
    70
    Littered with hyper-stimulants and the minutiae chaos of modern living, and where Ernest Greene, purveyor of faded daytime psychedelia, once spoke to romantic stasis from his internal landscape of unseen tropics, his diverting third effort sees him taking a heavy blow from reality.