🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Mew

No more stories, let’s just get on with it…

Busted and McFly go in low:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Scott Walker 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Fugazi 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Johnny Cash 4.19
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Minutemen 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Jason Molina 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Slowdive 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
The Roots 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Frightened Rabbit 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
Built To Spill 3.94
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Sigur Rós 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Arab Strap 3.91
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
The Twilight Sad 3.88
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
Guided By Voices 3.82
Deerhunter 3.81
Fucked Up 3.80
Run-D.M.C. 3.78
Young Fathers 3.78
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Trail Of Dead 3.76
Hüsker Dü 3.74
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
Nine Inch Nails 3.70
The Walkmen 3.70
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
M.I.A. 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Fiona Apple 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Solange 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
British Sea Power 3.56
Sunn O))) 3.55
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Mastodon 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 3.49
Explosions In The Sky 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Teenage Fanclub 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
The Fall 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
The Go! Team 3.36
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Leftfield 3.32
Sepultura 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Decemberists 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Richard Hawley 3.25
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
Laura Marling 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Gorillaz 3.13
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Animal Collective 3.07
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
HAIM 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
System Of A Down 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Grimes 2.96
Garbage 2.96
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
The Coral 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
James 2.78
Foals 2.76
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Alanis Morissette 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Faithless 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
The Maccabees 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Jamie T 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Drake 2.02
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Eagles 1.86
McFly 1.85
Limp Bizkit 1.82
The Spice Girls 1.81
Take That 1.76
Stereophonics 1.74
Busted 1.74
KISS 1.73
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

We move on then;

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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

0 voters

  • A Triumph For Man
  • Half The World Is Watching Me
  • Frengers
  • And The Glass Handed Kites
  • No More Stories
  • Plus Minus
  • Visuals

0 voters

  • I Should Have Been A Tsin-Tsi (For You)
  • She Came Home For Christmas
  • King Christian
  • Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years
  • Mica
  • Am I Wry? No
  • Comforting Sounds
  • 156
  • Apocalypso
  • Special
  • Why Are You Looking Grave?
  • The Zookeeper’s Boy
  • Introducing Palace Players
  • Repeaterbeater
  • Beach
  • Sometimes Life Isn’t Easy
  • Making Friends (13)
  • Satellites
  • Water Slides
  • Witness

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Mew are ok but Mewtwo are better!!

Hahahahahah

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No time to talk about McFly but time for this? Wow.

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I’ll do McFly when I feel less sleepy.

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What mew gonna do about it?

That’s what she said

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Could really do with someone to start talking about Mew…

No idea. Where should I start?

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Tricky. I’ve gone for a 4 because when they’re great they are absolutely phenomenal. But they can be pretty ho hum though.

The run of Frengers/Kites/No More Stories is pretty unbeatable though, and seeing ‘Comforting Sounds’ live is still one of the mostly truly remarkable and uplifting moments I’ve ever had at a gig.

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Gosh. What a band. One of the few my wife and I can agree on (the other being the Dears)

Frengers and Glass Handed Kites are huge albums for me. Just beautiful albums. Comforting Sounds is an all timer.

The backdrops are creepy, his voice is beautiful, th music is magical. The artwork is so naff though

I am going for a 5 even though the last 2 haven’t been very good and I’ve not really gone back to them. But there will never be a day when I don’t love Frengers or Glass Handed kites
5 on 5

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The way the first 5 or so tracks on …And The Glass Handed Kites all run together :ok_hand::ok_hand:

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It’s easy just to give a 5 every time I love a band, but I’ll resist here and go with a 4. Frengers is an all time classic, but there’s a lot since that has maybe been good as opposed to great. Still a top band.

5/5. The two albums before Frengers are brilliant, as is Frengers and Kites.

They were the first band I became obsessed over when I was 14/15 and did some street teaming for them. Still listen to them now and they were great live a couple weeks ago.

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Absolutely hate them. by calling themselves Mew, I just assumed they were rubbish until @Gnometorious told me to stop being so foolish in around 2008, a couple of years after they’d played the Fez Club in Reading while touring my favourite of their albums. 5

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Jonas has a new, sort of electropop project called Tachys. My first thought on hearing Signify was that they remind me a little of †††

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The last two albums are brilliant. They were certainly less instant than Frengers and Kites and I think I might’ve even held a similarly wrong opinion (:wink:) about them for a little while but eventually they just clicked with me. Visuals is especially fantastic.
I strongly recommend you (and all the other naysayers) give them both a few more listens :slightly_smiling_face:

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I’m very glad we’re finally getting round to doing the great band that I definitely know… Mew :man_shrugging:

Might give them a 1 for being a band who, in the year of 2021, I seemingly haven’t heard of.

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Ah the age old silly comment ‘I haven’t heard of this band so they must be shit’ :roll_eyes:

On an indie music forum where people pride themselves on their knowledge of obscure bands, of all places!

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