I have played Me Oh My, Cyrk and the Cyrk II EP a lot over the last year or so, and even though
all these releases are somewhat uneven, they hold a solid number of brilliant songs that I keep
playing; "Me Oh My", "Sad Sad Feet", "Shoeing The Bones", "Falcon Eyed", "Puts Me To Work", "Cyrk",
"What Is Worse", "The Eiggy Sea" and "That Moon".
The first two songs that was made available from "Mug Museum", the supersweet, flickering "Are You
With Me Now?" and the sad and elegant "I Think I Knew", raised my expectations for the album sky high,
and after listening to it for three days it's still these two songs that stand out the most.
The first half of the album is very good, and in addition to the aforementioned songs, you'll find a few
other great ones, the Stereolab-sounding groove of "I Can't Help You" and the slowburning "No God".
Much have been made about the high notes at the end of "Duke", and a few reviewers even suggested it
ruined an otherwise good song. Oh, did it really? I don't understand what the fuzz is about. A few high
notes at the end, and they go hiding in the grass? Very, very strange behavior.
With the exception of "Sisters", the album loose steam after "I think I knew". There are some nice or
strangely captivating moments on almost every songs, but not enough to hold the weaker songs togheter.