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Mumps, Etc.
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Studio album by Why?
Released October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
Recorded 2010–2012
Genre Alternative hip hop, indie rock
Length 38:48
Label
Producer
Why? chronology
Sod in the Seed
(2012)Sod in the Seed2012
Mumps, Etc.
(2012)
Golden Tickets
(2013)Golden Tickets2013
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 62/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B–[3]
Consequence of Sound C–[4]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[5]
NME 7/10[6]
Paste 7.4/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 2.8/10[8]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[9]

Mumps, Etc. is the fourth studio album by American hip hop band Why?.[10] It was released on Anticon and City Slang in 2012.[8]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Mumps, Etc. received an average score of 62% based on 19 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Mike Lechevallier of Slant Magazine said, "Mumps, Etc. isn't a career-defining moment like Alopecia, but it's a celebratory return to form for Why?, reuniting the band with the key attributes that ignited their creativity in the first place."[9] Ryan Reed of Paste called it "their most layered, headphone-friendly set to date, utilizing an eight-member choir and a string quartet, not to mention plenty of harps, flutes and ass-blasting rhythms."[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Jonathan's Hope" 3:17
2. "Strawberries" 3:18
3. "Waterlines" 3:33
4. "Thirteen on High" 3:09
5. "White English" 2:57
6. "Danny" 1:28
7. "Sod in the Seed" 4:43
8. "Distance" 2:53
9. "Thirst" 2:28
10. "Kevin's Cancer" 2:24
11. "Bitter Thoughts" 2:47
12. "Paper Hearts" 4:08
13. "As a Card" 1:43

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mumps, Etc. - Why?". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross. "Why? - Mumps, Etc.". AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Butler, Will (October 9, 2012). "Why?: Mumps, Etc.". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ Arroyo, Steven (October 9, 2012). "Why? – Mumps, etc.". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ Skinner, James (October 2, 2012). "Why? - Mumps, etc.". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ Malone, Ailbhe (October 5, 2012). "Why? - 'Mumps, etc.'". NME. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Reed, Ryan (October 9, 2012). "WHY?: Mumps, Etc.". Paste. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Cohen, Ian (October 9, 2012). "WHY?: Mumps, etc.". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Lechevallier, Mike (October 5, 2012). "Why?: Mumps, Etc.". Slant Magazine. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Exclusive: Download WHY?’s new EP in full, and watch the video for the self-deprecating title track". Fact. August 10, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 

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