album review: menomena
  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010

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Menomena have been one of the more creative mainstays in the indie rock circuit since their debut, I Am The Fun Blame Monster" dropped way back in the early aughts. I was first introduced to them through "The Pelican", the shouty, off-kilter single from their last album and so was a bit surprised to hear how tame Mines sounded at first. A lot of it, "TAOS" in particular, sounds relatively straightforward. Like blues-rock straightforward! But Mines, isn't the sound of Menomena being wildly innovative as I expected. Rather, it's the sound of a band who sounds truly comfortable and confident in a sound that they are slowly perfecting.
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