The New Mikal Cronin Album, “MCII,” Has More Hooks Than A Boat Full Of Fishermen

Just a week ago, we raved about the new Mikal Cronin album, MCII.  So why do we feel the need to post on it again?

Because it is torturing us.  We wake up in the middle of the night with “Am I Right?” blaring on our subconscious jukebox.  We take a shower in the morning and “See It My Way” spontaneously jumps out from under the soapdish.

We can’t get enough of that psychedelic cello interlude in “Change.”  We start saying to ourselves, well, the last few songs aren’t as good as the first four.  And then start humming along to “Turn Away” like its Mikal’s next hit single!

We try playing other music — hey, the new White Fence is a change of sound, right? — but our ear buds threaten to be our ear former-friends, unless we play Mikal Cronin.

Look, we said it was a good album.  Did we know it could grow on us like kudzu, like Necrotizing fasciitis, like a runaway metaphor?

We told you we thought he was great.  Did we tell you that this album has entered our consciousness on an equal footing with Ty Segall’s Twins?  We need relief! You need to buy MCII.  But only if you sleep soundly and don’t listen to songs hiding under your soapdish.

4 Responses to “The New Mikal Cronin Album, “MCII,” Has More Hooks Than A Boat Full Of Fishermen”

  1. In reading several posts, it seems that the best way I could gain your musical approval is to have some association with John Dwyer (even remote) and stick to garage rock, right? Oh, and have talent and creativity, too!

    For what it’s worth, I agree with your Segall/Dwyer opinions so far and now … [big sigh] … feel like I have to investigate Cronin, too. Thank you! Really.

  2. johnbuckley100 Says:

    Apparently, we all missed that tour where Mikal Cronin opened for Ty Segall (in whose band he plays), with Thee Oh Sees as headliners… I bet NO ONE made it to work the next day… Cheers, JB

  3. […] first album than on the brilliant MC II, which loyal Tulip Frenzy readers know we have grokked so thoroughly that it haunts us.  He kicked off the set with “Is It Alright” and played “Apathy” before […]

  4. […] loved Mikal Cronin’s MCII so much that weeks after we first heard it, we began to obsess over it.  We literally couldn’t get it out of our mind — or play anything else.  From Ty […]

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