Named after a mysterious sign the band saw whilst waiting in the arrivals lounge at an airport, Mogwai's excellent fifth album was only marred by then manager Alan McGee's bluster in trying to say that it was the best art rock album he's been involved in since My Bloody Valentine's 'Loveless'. Mogwai needed none of that nonsense as they quietly went about their post-rock business this time with shorter songs and a more economical approach to their songwriting. 

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Mr Beast by Mogwai
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8/10 Ant 28 November 2006

Blimey! Mogwai seem to be doing well for themselves, I saw them on telly the other week. I think they're a good example of how an independent artist can become successful and leap out of the underground without selling out and compromising their sound. The wait is over for the 'Mr Beast' album after the 'Friend of The Night' single and you lot are gonna lap it up cos there's a limited edition CD/DVD set which features a documentary on the making of the album. Just when you thought they'd gone soft they go back to their roots with some fuzzed-out riffs and proper layers of rich guitar noise. There's still a wee bit of that gorgeous piano and that but this is more like the earlier sound. A melancholy sonic assault produced by Tony Doogan in hardback gatefold digipak with lovely artwork by Amanda Church. On 2LP as well...



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