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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #175 on: April 28, 2017, 02:17:59 AM »
Hmm after a couple of plays of 'Visuals' I'm thinking this might be their weakest album (Frengers onwards).  There are some good moments but can't shake the feeling this feels rather Mew by-numbers, leftovers from the + - sessions.   Mew albums tend to grow on me so there is hope - but it just feels somewhat lacking this time.

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #176 on: April 28, 2017, 02:40:22 AM »
Nah this is better than +- for sure and I like it maybe even more than Frengers as well.

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #177 on: April 28, 2017, 02:47:47 AM »
Nah this is better than +- for sure and I like it maybe even more than Frengers as well.

+ - is my second fav only behind Kites.  The second half of + - in particular is an amazing run of songs.  I'll give Visuals a few more plays over the weekend and hopefully it'll grow.

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #178 on: April 28, 2017, 03:58:23 AM »
Right now I would probably say:

1. Kites
2. No More Stories
3. Visuals
4. Frengers
5. +-
6. Triumph
7. Half the World

I really like the top 5 though. For me, the first 2 albums are still enjoyable but more patchy. The highlights aren't as many or big, but the albums overall are still enjoyable to have listened to. I agree that +- has some killer songs though, Rows is amazing and had it ended 1 ½ - 2 minutes earlier (basically when the synth reaches its climax before the song goes on another 90 seconds or whatever with an instrumental outro) it could have been their best song even.

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #179 on: April 28, 2017, 10:08:15 AM »
released today.
 
I still want to hear the Japanese bonus tracks.
 
North American Tour just got announced. St.Paul August 13th for me.
 
https://twitter.com/mew/status/857972675150356481
 
Aug 3 New York, NY
Aug 4 Brooklyn, NY
Aug 5 Wsshington, DC
Aug 7 Philadelphia, PA
Aug 8 Boston, MA
Aug 10 Toronto, ON
Aug 11 Detroit, MI
Aug 12 Chicago, IL
Aug 13 St.Paul, MN
Aug 15 Denver, CO
Aug 16 Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 18 Vancouver, BC
Aug 19 Seattle, WA
Aug 20 Portland, OR
Aug 22 San Francisco, CA
Aug 24 San Diego, CA
Aug 25 Santa Ana, CA
Aug 26 Los Angeles, CA

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #181 on: December 15, 2018, 12:19:34 PM »
bump.

They just released yesterday

Mew - With Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra

Comforting Sounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rArWRuU_hro&fbclid=IwAR1-lFqufmTPCxwXktOVfIJW_tYBZW4KK2lQIFJioxRT9bwOmziJttKHA0I

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #182 on: December 18, 2018, 02:15:30 PM »
Wow, I haven’t listened to mew in years. I need to give them a spin.

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #183 on: December 18, 2018, 03:00:35 PM »
i listened to the version of comforting sounds on that release and it wasn't nearly as good as the original imo
didn't check out any of the rest

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #184 on: August 07, 2021, 03:10:34 PM »
bump.

they played their 1st show since 2018 last night.

The Complete "And the Glass Handed Kites" live.

Louise Louisa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKH8iHA3sLY

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #185 on: August 07, 2021, 06:39:47 PM »
Wow, a band I haven't thought of in quite a while, I have to go give that a watch.

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #186 on: May 10, 2022, 11:33:52 PM »
bump.

Tachys

Jonas from Mew's new band/project with Tobias Wilner from the Danish band Blue Foundation.
S/T debut album comes out this Friday May 13th.

https://lnk.to/EaOxOV

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #187 on: April 04, 2024, 07:05:46 AM »
bump.

they just played a show with an Orchestra in London last night including a new tune "Gliding"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhnLm9g49AU

new album coming?

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #188 on: April 04, 2024, 07:57:05 AM »
Man it’s been 7 years since the last album? They aren’t broken up are they?

Edit: obviously not if they just played a show.  :facepalm:

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #189 on: April 04, 2024, 09:08:43 AM »
My comment at the top of this page pretty much holds true.  I like Visuals, but it is their weakest album.  Would very much welcome another album!

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Re: Mew - Visuals (2017)
« Reply #190 on: April 04, 2024, 09:25:01 AM »
I think Visuals is my favorite of their albums actually.