MUNA - about u (2017)

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new queer, LA-based pop trio who's receiving a notable amount of attention. you can hear a good amount of 80s influence in their music (which i know some are understandably getting tired of), but they're highly worth giving a shot. their debut album is released tomorrow:

j. winters (josh), Thursday, 2 February 2017 17:34 (two years ago) link

Had some periods of repeat listening to these. Hope the album does the same.

abcfsk, Thursday, 2 February 2017 22:29 (two years ago) link

i'm getting strong HAIM vibes on my first listen

monotony, Friday, 3 February 2017 00:18 (two years ago) link

MUNA is kinda like the icier, more insular fraternal twin sister to HAIM's warm, mellow counterpart (even stating their respective band names in all-caps)

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 3 February 2017 00:38 (two years ago) link

also more 80s power ballad guitar solos here

joshywinty (josh), Friday, 3 February 2017 01:02 (two years ago) link

(even stating their respective band names in all-caps)

isn't this just a very commonplace (and annoying) attempt to be noticed on a crowded internet? I feel like half my itunes is shouting at me

lex pretend, Friday, 3 February 2017 01:05 (two years ago) link

these songs are fine but nothing really stands out beyond her voice which is kinda odd for this sort of thing, like the way she says "loudspeakuhhhh" makes for a pretty strange hook. the harmonizer? on the all the vocals in winterbreak feels odd too

ufo, Friday, 3 February 2017 10:37 (two years ago) link

I have a heard time taking this band seriously because "muna" is the most common Finnish slang word for cock.

Tuomas, Friday, 3 February 2017 13:27 (two years ago) link

This is pretty much my favorite new band. "I Know a Place" was my favorite song of 2016, and it's torturing me that I have to be in meetings and haven't been able to listen to the whole album yet.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 3 February 2017 16:22 (two years ago) link

Add "I Know A Place" to the hypothetical mausoleum of unimpeachable tears-at-the-disco classics

monotony, Monday, 6 February 2017 05:10 (two years ago) link

they borrow melodies from a few ILM love-or-hate-thems as well - the chorus in "Loudspeaker" bears similarities to the 1975's "Heart Out", and there's a vague resemblance also between "Crying On The Bathroom Floor"'s verses and Robyn's "None Of Dem"

monotony, Monday, 6 February 2017 05:13 (two years ago) link

but mostly i'm surprised that this thread isn't 1000 posts long given its documented obsessions w/ HAIM and Shura etc

monotony, Monday, 6 February 2017 05:14 (two years ago) link

hope this doesn't harsh anyone's mellow, but the choruses of "i know a place" and matchbox twenty's "if you're gone" are eerily similar

joshywinty (josh), Monday, 6 February 2017 06:11 (two years ago) link

Songs are very nice, but the singer's enunciation is strange.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 6 February 2017 23:04 (two years ago) link

These other songs are just meh, but I really love "I Know A Place" and how it weirdly reminds me of Madonna's "Vogue". Obvious echo: "I know a place where you can get away, they call it dancefloor", plus the first few verses might as well be "look around, everywhere you turn is heartache".

Roz, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 14:31 (two years ago) link

Love this album. Even grown to love the weird enunciation after almost turning off after the first "surproysed" on the first spin through

ewar woowar (or something), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 23:31 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

I’m pretty sure this band is bad but I love them

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 24 November 2017 09:10 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Love this

groovypanda, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 07:47 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

obsessed with the breathlessness of the middle eight of this:

monotony, Friday, 16 August 2019 06:10 (one month ago) link

This is so good.

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 22 August 2019 23:22 (four weeks ago) link

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