Mirror Traffic

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Mirror Traffic
Studio album by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Released August 23, 2011
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock
Length 50:35
Label Matador (U.S.)
Domino (U.K.)
Producer Beck
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks chronology
Real Emotional Trash
(2008)
Mirror Traffic
(2011)
Wig Out at Jagbags
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork (7.7/10)[2]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[3]
Rockfreaks.net 8.5/10 stars[4]
Spin (8/10)[5]

Mirror Traffic is an album by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, released on August 23, 2011 by Matador Records. It is the first collaboration between Stephen Malkmus and producer Beck and also the last album to feature drummer Janet Weiss, who moved on to become a member of Wild Flag.[6] As of November 2013, the album has sold 30,000 copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan.[7]

Critical response[edit]

Mirror Traffic has received generally positive reviews. Spin gave the album a score of 8/10, calling it, "a patient, inviting album that feels like a fresh start from a guy whose recording career spans multiple boom-and-bust cycles, both for indie rock and the economy."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tigers" - 2:24
  2. "No One Is (As I Are Be)" - 3:58
  3. "Senator" - 4:25
  4. "Brain Gallop" - 5:02
  5. "Jumblegloss" - 1:13
  6. "Asking Price" - 2:41
  7. "Stick Figures In Love" - 3:45
  8. "Spazz" - 2:38
  9. "Long Hard Book" - 2:48
  10. "Share The Red" - 5:19
  11. "Tune Grief" - 2:19
  12. "Forever 28" - 3:35
  13. "All Over Gently" - 3:10
  14. "Fall Away" - 2:18
  15. "Gorgeous Georgie" - 5:00

Japan Bonus Track: "Polvo".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirror Traffic - Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks | Allmusic
  2. ^ Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Mirror Traffic
  3. ^ Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: Mirror Traffic | Slant
  4. ^ Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Mirror Traffic Rockfreaks.net review
  5. ^ a b Hogan, Mark. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, 'Mirror Traffic'. Spin.
  6. ^ First Listen: Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks: NPR
  7. ^ Jason Lipshutz (2013-11-12). "Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Announce New Album, Share 'Lariat' Track: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-01-08.