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Mercurial World by Magdalena Bay

Magdalena Bay

Mercurial World

Release Date: Oct 8, 2021

Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock

Record label: Luminelle Recordings

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Album Review: Mercurial World by Magdalena Bay

Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

Pitchfork - 80
Based on rating 8.0/10

Magdalena Bay is a band moonlighting as an extremely online brand. The duo's website is like a defictionalized Hypnospace Outlaw page: a weirder-than-history recreation of GeoCities. Their TikTok is a whirl of ironic promo, unironic promo, and surreal, post-vaporwave memes filmed in a Rose Quartz and Serenity haze. They have a spooky Space Invaders game; they mailed cryptic brochures to fans.

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Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10

In the winter of 1984, Madonna declared herself a "Material Girl. " She lived, unapologetic and decked in diamonds, in a "material world. " Four decades later -- and over a piece of home-recorded production so lush and dewy that Madonna and her collaborators at the time could scarcely dream of it -- Mica Tenenbaum offers an update; "We're spinning around/ So let it rain down/ Living in a mercurial world.

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Sputnikmusic - 58
Based on rating 2.9/5

I am a mercurial girl I rate my mercurial friends and so should you. They are the gang, potentially edgy but largely authentic people whom I love unreasonably even when they do unexpected things and/or flake on me. However, they're often not the ones you or I call on when in true dire need of the grave shit that people ultimately need friends for. They aren't good friends or bad friends; they are mercurial friends.

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