MUNA - "One That Got Away" + General Discussion

Around U is lyrically their most accomplished song.

Now the altar is a bed
And now you're just a friend that once was mine
Oh civilian, idling along...
How can you understand that there's a whole world gone wrong?


The scene-setting. The switch from addressing the ex to the stranger in the street. The layers! The tears! Fuck.
 
As a new fan, I’m struck by how deep their brand of innocuous sounding pop cuts. Their self-titled is now the one to beat for my album of the year. Even I’m surprised.
 
ɪ ᴡᴀɴᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴜʟʟ ᴇꜰꜰᴇᴄᴛꜱ
ɪ ᴡᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ʜɪᴛ ɪᴛ ʜᴀʀᴅ
ɪ ᴡᴀɴᴛ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴀɴᴄᴇ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍɪᴅᴅʟᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴀ ɢᴀʏ ʙᴀʀ
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ᴏᴏʜ, ᴏᴏʜ-ᴏᴏʜ
ᴛʜᴀᴛ'ꜱ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪ ᴡᴀɴᴛ, ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ'ꜱ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴡʀᴏɴɢ, ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ɪ ᴡᴀɴᴛ
ʏᴇᴀʜ, ʏᴇᴀʜ
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I'm angry that I didn't buy tickets to the London date and they've sold out because I desperately need to see them. I can't stop spinning the new album. It achieves the fine balance of breaking new ground while staying entirely true to them. And props to Silk Chiffon, which still sounds as fresh as the first listen with its sweet airiness ascending on a summer's day one year on.
 
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