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Martha and the Muffins | Delicate

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by Martha and the Muffins

Legendary Canadian alternative pioneers return with a highly textured set-piece of twelve new songs that range from gorgeously evocative to near chaos. Fans and newcomers alike will not be disappointed.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Drive
4:02 $0.99
2. Sailing Through the Light
5:23 $0.99
3. One In A Million
1:42 $0.99
4. Even In the Rain
3:41 $0.99
5. Mess
3:29 $0.99
6. Crosswalk
4:13 $0.99
7. All I Know
2:14 $0.99
8. Blue Bed
2:01 $0.99
9. Life's Too Short To Long For Something Else
3:45 $0.99
10. Don't Say Anything
3:42 $0.99
11. Love Began With Eve
3:55 $0.99
12. Rain Reprise
1:58 $0.99
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Album Notes
Described by UK critics as “one of the most innovative of their era” and that “even to this day they sound brave and fresh”, Martha and the Muffins return with Delicate, their first new studio album in eighteen years. The album was five years in the making and mixed by David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp). The songs range from the horn-inflected “Drive”, the anthemic groove of “Mess” to the darkly beautiful “Life’s Too Short To Long For Something Else” and “Love Began With Eve”, a song that Daniel Lanois has stated is “one of the most beautiful, original songs I’ve ever heard.”

What the critics say...

“Delicate…showcases Martha Johnson’s compelling vocals over absolutely gorgeous guitar phrasing throughout the record….This is an album that is full of emotional ups and downs, ranging from the playful to the profound...”
-Chloe Vice, SPILL MAGAZINE, Mar. 5, 2010


“Sophisticated and multi-layered, this is a welcome and ambitious return for a seriously good band that’s been out of action far too long.”
- Martin Bandyke, DETROIT FREE PRESS, Feb. 21, 2010


“…darkly textured and sultry…”
-Mike Doherty, NATIONAL POST, Feb. 4, 2010


“Delicate is a riveting listen…hypnotic rhythms, wonderfully obtuse arrangements and entrancing textures…Delicate is a return to form, as welcome as it is remarkable.”
- Bob Klanac, SCENE MAGAZINE, Jan. 14-27, 2010


“This song, (Mess), is so good it almost makes up for yet another season of American Idol having started the other night.”


“Delicate captures the truth of how messy and beautiful life can be….playful, fun, sexed up and strange. (Martha) comes through with tenderness and strength, sorrow and joy, love and suffering.... she takes me through courageously and I end up feeling this deep sense of comfort and hope by the end.”
- Becky Ninkovic, singer, YOU SAY PARTY!, Jan. 11, 2010


""Mess" The hooky "na-na-na-nas" that open this preview of the band's first album since Modern Lullaby way back in 1992 sound as if they've been excised from The Beatles' "Hey Jude" and transplanted into more exotic surroundings. The result skips, swings and skitters across jazz, dance, pop and world music without once sounding out of place in any of them."
- John Sakamoto, The Anti-Hit List, Toronto Star, Dec. 12, 2009



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