Múm: Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know

(Morr Music)

Recorded during Iceland's recent economic collapse and subsequent political unrest, Múm's fifth album is an uplifting, whimsical treat. If it reflects the general spirit among Icelanders, then the country's gross national happiness exceeds its GDP. Effortlessly blending haunting harmonies with electronica, percussion, strings, piano and even a parakeet's chirpings, the collective has produced a richer and more accessible album than previous efforts. Singalong opportunities abound in the first half, as promised by the album's title, before being replaced by Múm's trademark digital lullabies. Aglow with creative energy and eccentricity, this is beautiful stuff.


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