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Happy Songs for Happy People (Matador Records)

By: Alex Steininger

Mogwai's complex, pensive, dynamic indie-rock instrumental sound swells and constricts, taking the listener on a journey of monumental proportions. Much like their past albums, Happy Songs for Happy People speaks volumes with intricacies, rather than words. From the delicate guitars to the swirling melodies, through the tiptoeing rhythms and lush arrangements, Mogwai's sound is both stark and bold, capturing the attention and imagination of anyone that listens to the music. Happy Songs for Happy People delivers the goods in a nice, tight package, meandering and exploring the realms of indie-rock, without forgetting direction and boundaries. I'll give it a B.
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