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Mark Mulcahy

The Gus

Sixth full-length album from the Massachusetts alt.pop singer-songwriter and Miracle Legion frontman inspired by George Saunders' short stories

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  1. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    With the world-weariness of Mark Mulcahy’s voice stalked by Rain Phoenix’s more melancholic tones, ‘Wicked World’ sets in motion a collection of ten often exceptional songs where gritty melodrama and maverick pop converge
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Carefully chosen words sit in the sweet spot between simple storytelling and poetic ambiguity
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Mulcahy is a heavy-duty Randy Newman for our times. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The 405

    Another Mulcahy pleasure – low key as always but bursting with splendid guitar-wired pop songs that are as much bubblegum as barbed wire
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  5. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    While not as instantly accessible as some of the work by those who celebrate him, his strangely angled view of life is certainly welcome and worthy of that celebration
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  6. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    An inviting, intriguing collection of tales with enough enigmas to demand extra spins
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    An album that reveals fresh layers on every listen. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Taking inspiration from the short fiction of George Saunders and featuring guest appearances from Rain Phoenix and J. Mascis, Mark Mulcahy condenses ten brilliant and baffling short stories into barely a half hour of music
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  9. 6.9 |   Paste Magazine

    It doesn’t deviate from his trademark formula, a style that’s worked for him throughout his career, but it never betrays it either
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