Tuesday, 14 May 2013

MCII - Mikal Cronin [Review]

Mikal Cronin is an American young artist, which is known for being part of Ty Segall's live band as Bass guitar player. In addition, Mikal Cronin, which specialises in Garage-Indie Rock, which sounds sometimes like it was recorded on Lo-Fi, takes part in a lot of other bands such as Okie Dokie, Epsilons, Party Fowl and Moonhearts. But the main reason I mention him here is his second solo album named MCII, which was released on 7th of May, 2013. In this album, Mikal Cronin finally escaped the burden of Ty Segall's shadow, showing how talented he is as a solo artist. The album is more communicative than his debut record and it seems that he left some of the Garage Rock ingredients behind, replacing them by something similar to Power-Rock. It kind of reminded me the new album of Kurt Vile, what makes him one of my favourite so far in this year. Here are five songs by this talented artist, three of them from the last release.

Album Rating: 9/10

Turn Away (Taken From MCII, 2013)
Is It Alright (Taken From Mikal Cronin, 2011)
Peace Of Mind (Taken From MCII, 2013)
Apathy (Taken From Mikal Cronin, 2011)
Weight (Taken From MCII, 2013)