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  • Summary: The third full-length release for Los Angeles indie pop trio MUNA features a guest appearance from Phoebe Bridgers.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 27, 2022
    100
    Released from both internal and external shackles, Muna feels like phase two for one of pop’s best bands.
  2. 100
    From its overall sound down to its finer details, Gavin, Maskin and McPherson have hit the mark completely. It’s amazing to see a band that are so unapologetically queer excel at their craft and create an album that is quite possibly, if not certainly, their masterpiece.
  3. Jun 24, 2022
    90
    They're offering something new with 'MUNA' - evolving, inspiring, and taking us along for the [horse] ride.
  4. Jun 22, 2022
    80
    It’s by far the happiest MUNA have sounded; a celebratory expression of queer love that loses none of the trio’s magic.
  5. Jun 24, 2022
    80
    The album is both consistently breezy and emotionally upfront, going to-and-fro between galvanising dance anthems and gentle, psychedelic country ballads à la Kacey Musgrave’s Golden Hour.
  6. 80
    By now, it should be clear that this lot know how to pen a whopper of a pop anthem – that remains apparent here – but more crucially ‘MUNA’ also serves as solid evidence of a band with many more chapters of evolution up their sleeves yet.
  7. Jun 24, 2022
    65
    Although the songwriting is intimate with the trio’s personal thoughts and feelings, the production and vocal choices sometimes are found lacking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 25, 2022
    10
    Definitely their best album. Pop perfection on its best shape. Synth-pop, electro-pop, country and pop-rock, all combined masterfully. Brilliant.
  2. Jun 30, 2022
    10
    MUNA is a genre-bending, yet cohesive, celebration of queerness, love, and self-acceptance.

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