Addendum (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
Recordedc. 2003–2016
ProducerJohn Maus
John Maus chronology
Screen Memories
Singles from Addendum
  1. "Episode"
    Released: April 3, 2018[1]
  2. "Running Man"
    Released: May 14, 2018[2]

Addendum is the fifth studio album by American musician John Maus, released on April 20, 2018. It is a twelve-track collection that serves as an "addendum" to his previous album Screen Memories (2017).[3] As Maus explained, "It was really more that I made an album, but then I realized I had two albums worth of stuff."[4] Accordingly, the songs on Addendum were made in a more "carefree" manner than Screen Memories and are most resemblant of his usual style.[5]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Album of the Year71/100[6]
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[9]
The Line of Best Fit7.5/10[11]
The Music3.5/5 stars[12]
PopMatters6/10 stars[14]
Q3/5 stars[8]
Spectrum Culture3.5/5 stars[16]

Addendum was first issued as a bonus vinyl disc on a career retrospective box set. A standalone CD and digital release followed on May 18.[17] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, Addendum received an average score of 70 based on 7 reviews, indicating a "generally favorable" reception.[8]

Pitchfork reviewer Evan Rytlewski wrote, "Maus has made more profound and mysterious records, but never one that has taken this much delight in its own ridiculousness."[13] Q magazine called it an "intriguing, if not quite essential, addition to the Maus canon."[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Maus except "Privacy", by Ariel Pink, and "Drinking Song", by Oswald von Wolkenstein (originally titled "Her wiert uns dürstet also sere").

Side one
1."Outer Space" 
2."Dumpster Baby" 
4."Drinking Song" 
5."Figured It Out" 
6."Middle Ages" 
Side two
1."Mind the Droves" 
3."Running Man" 
4."Second Death" 
6."I Want to Live" 


  • "1987" and "I Want to Live" are newly mixed versions of tracks that originally appeared on the self-released album I Want to Live! (2003).


  1. ^ Wicks, Amanda (April 3, 2018). "John Maus Details New Album Addendum, Shares New Song: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Cook-Wilson, Winston (May 14, 2018). "John Maus – “Running Man”". Spin. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Claymore, Gabriela Tully (October 24, 2017). "A Freewheeling Conversation With Experimental Oddball John Maus". Stereogum. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Pequeno, Ze (October 24, 2017). "John Maus". Tiny Mix Tapes.
  5. ^ Arcand, Rob (October 27, 2017). "John Maus Talks New Album Screen Memories, the Apocalypse, and Wanting to Write Like Mark Ronson". Spin. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "John Maus – Addendum". Album of the Year. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Addendum by John Maus reviews". AnyDecentMusic? Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Addendum by John Maus Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  9. ^ Donelson, Marcy. "Addendum – John Maus". AllMusic. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  10. ^ Smith, Karl. "John Maus – 'Addendum' review". Crack. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  11. ^ Lilly, Evan (May 20, 2018). "On Addendum, John Maus hints towards fascinating new territories". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  12. ^ Farnell, Guido (May 16, 2018). "John Maus – Addendum". The Music. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Rytlewski, Evan (April 20, 2018). "Addendum". Pitchfork.
  14. ^ Korber, Kevin (May 23, 2018). "John Maus' Gleefully Absurd 'Addendum'". PopMatters. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  15. ^ Pearson, Justin (May 6, 2018). "John Maus – Addendum". Soundblab. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  16. ^ Bromfield, Daniel (May 17, 2018). "John Maus: Addendum". Spectrum Culture. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  17. ^ Wicks, Amanda (April 3, 2018). "John Maus Details New Album Addendum, Shares New Song: Listen". Pitchfork.

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