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"Pique" is a sobering track at heart. Behind its distorted guitars and resounding horns are lyrics about being a huge disappointment to your loved ones. "Heavy Is As Heavy Does" wastes no time sending a message when a simple piano melody accompanies lyrics such as "Proud my father never was of me" or "I don't believe in second chances". "Skintercourse" explores the inevitable pains of romance and arguments, spouting words like "my overarching need to pry under your skin".
A few songs come off as filler at first listen, but every track on the album is solid in its own right. Grows on you, especially if you find common ground with the stories Justin and Danny are putting on the table. Highly recommend listening to the album with good headphones to catch every element, particularly for the quieter moments on the closing track "One Horse".
Looking forward to more of Menomena's consistently good releases.
Stand out songs are (in order)
Plumage 5/5 (probably their best song to date and ranks right up there with TAOS)
Pique 4/5 (another solid song, but the guitar solo 3/4 into the song tends to bring it down a notch). It just doesn't fit the flow of this otherwise great song.
Rest of the songs aren't standouts to me at this point, but I need 3-4 more listens to come to a final conclusion. At this point, I'd recommend just picking up the singles above. They are certainly worth your $. I wish the rest of the album was.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Menomena is amazing. VERY artsy and creative musicians here! I love this whole album, I also like how all the tracks are different yet equally outstanding.Published on March 27, 2013 by zjp
... monotonous. It's nice mellow, moody music, but after a while, it get's a bit boring. I will get their next 1 or 2 albums, but unless they get a little more depth, I may stop... Read morePublished on March 1, 2013 by Frank D. V.
I never would have thought a "theme" album about a band's mothers would rock so hard. Creative, rhythmic, energetic, this is one I listen to from start to finish every... Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Daniel T. Schmidt
This cd features only two of the three guys from Menomena. It is more straight-forward than past Menomena cds but it is still really good.Published on January 22, 2013 by Shea Sublett
Really enjoy the sounds of this album. No weak tracks. Great background music for me throughout the day. Glad I purchased it!Published on December 19, 2012 by Pete Abbate
I think this is their best work yet. Can't really pick any favorites because each song has it's place in the album but if I had to pick favorites I'd go with One Horse and Heavy is... Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Seth Medina
Great quality CD!! Absolutely love this cd item. I listen to it all the time.....great quality....great item.....thanks! Would buy again.Published on December 6, 2012 by Deans
Not their best album but some great tracks on this. One of my favorite bands and love all of their work.Published on November 30, 2012 by Alex Hanley
Glad I got this CD on Amazon for so cheap. I just wanted to check out their music and although it is
really good, it's not my favorite. Read more