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The whole album seems to work itself up to closing track One Horse, an eight-minute epic and one of the highlights of Menomena’s entire catalogue.
Moms corrals a myriad of ideas into a rigid pop song structure and delivers a statement that sometimes less is more.
There is still the odd jarring moment, like an impenetrable fuzz of noise midway through Baton, but that is probably the price you pay for dealing with so many creative elements in what is another seriously classy effort from this band.
There’s an almost drunken swagger to the Portland group this time, and despite Moms’ overarching theme of loss, they still sound ok with everything, and have produced their most upbeat record to date.