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Muna by MUNA

MUNA

Muna

Release Date: Jun 24, 2022

Genre(s): Pop/Rock

Record label: Dead Oceans

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Album Review: Muna by MUNA

Excellent, Based on 4 Critics

The Line of Best Fit - 100
Based on rating 10/10

Opening with BEST FIT's song of 2021 "Silk Chiffon," MUNA is a departure from the band's trademarks of heartbreak and queer tragedy, and instead acts as the light at the end of the tunnel, showing you that when you remain true to yourself and trust your instincts, fulfilment is found within. The album's eponymous title is a perfect fit, with MUNA fully realised as a group: the adoration-filled "Solid" and boundary-setting "Anything But Me" demonstrate best how each and every song is so self-assured and filled with confidence. Even when Gavin wavers into hints of doubt looking back on a relationship on "Home By Now," the overarching message of trusting your instincts remains steadfast.

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Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Los Angeles pop band MUNA bring fun and lush arrangements to their self-titled third album. As if floating from the sky, a sheer sheet of millennial pink fabric emanates from the first track, "Silk Chiffon," featuring Saddest Factory CEO and queer co-conspirator Phoebe Bridgers. The track's melody and lyrics sheen with ease, and yet careful consideration.

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Under The Radar - 65
Based on rating 6.5/10

On "Number One Fan," the lead single to MUNA's 2019 album, Saves the World, lead vocalist and songwriter Katie Gavin sings, "So I heard the bad news/Nobody likes me and I'm gonna die alone/In my bedroom." It's a track about dealing with one's destructive inner thoughts and learning self-love. The rest of the album is just as personal, capturing both the pain and euphoria that embody the experience of what it means to be queer in the world today. This openness resonated with fans and new listeners alike and garnered critical acclaim.

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Clash Music
Opinion: Fantastic

Sexy, summery, AND synthy? We're sold. LA-based outfit MUNA have touched down with a third sensational LP, the first under Phoebe Bridgers' Saddest Factory Records. The self-titled 'MUNA' proffers an utterly queer celebration of synth, orbiting around themes that feel a natural progression from their sophomore release, 'Saves the World'. Yet, opting for a self-titled record, it feels like MUNA are reintroducing themselves.

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