No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories the World Is Grey I'm Tired Let's Wash Away
- Record Label: Columbia/Evil Office
- Release Date: Aug 25, 2009
Despite its ominous (and lofty) title, No More Stories/Are Told Today/I'm Sorry/They Washed Away/No More Stories/The World Is Grey/I'm Tired/Let's Wash Away is a dreamy blend of circular melodies and odd time signatures that requires multiple listens (this is par for the course with any Mew album) and a significant amount of cinematic stamina from the listener, and though it may not appeal to the masses, its mass is definitely appealing.
FilterNo More Stories... glitters with ethereal beauty and optimism that has been absent on Mew's prior releases. [Fall 2009, p.91]
UncutFiendishly clever, but not easy to love. [Oct 2009, p.104]
NathanRAug 28, 2009I was a little worried the first time I put this album on. Somehow I was expecting a continuation of "Glass Handed Kites." A few listens I was a little worried the first time I put this album on. Somehow I was expecting a continuation of "Glass Handed Kites." A few listens later, I have found that each track is truly magnificent in it's own way; in fact they go above and beyond "Kites." All I can say is this is a fantastic album, well worth the patience of a few listens. Check it out.… Expand
AndrewT.Sep 27, 2009This album seems to be a contradiction, Cheerful and good-natured, cold and brooding, Simple song structures executed in brilliant This album seems to be a contradiction, Cheerful and good-natured, cold and brooding, Simple song structures executed in brilliant complexity, straightforward messages with twisting and winding lyrics, this album is by far one of the most fantastic albums of 2009. I'm glad No More Stories gets to bask in the attention it well deserves… Expand
ThomasJ.Aug 29, 2009Perfect album. Can't see it bettered this side of 2010.
GRangeSep 13, 2009Quite possibly the most beautiful record to be released in 2009.
JohnL.Sep 29, 2009Stunning. Album of the year, and the best of Mew's career.
JimB.Sep 23, 2009One of the best progressive albums I have heard in a long time. Mew challenges the listener but offers up lots of delicious melodies to One of the best progressive albums I have heard in a long time. Mew challenges the listener but offers up lots of delicious melodies to balance out the experimental flourishes. A heart felt classic that I can't stop playing.… Expand
JohnK.Aug 28, 2009Further proof that critics have no clue...there's nothing here that is all that great. It's '90's alt-rock polished to Further proof that critics have no clue...there's nothing here that is all that great. It's '90's alt-rock polished to within an inch of its life.… Expand
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