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The Lucky Ones
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Sub Pop Records
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Release Date
May 20, 2008

Worldwide lovers of the finer things are rejoicing at the news that Mudhoney, yep Mudhoney, is back in action in 2008 with The Lucky Ones, the band’s eighth full album in a mere 20 years of triumphant rocking. Deliberately and aggressively raw, The Lucky Ones sounds as lean and as full-on as any modern equivalent one cares to mention. Recorded in a scant 3.5 days (including overdubs) with Tucker Martine (who also recorded four songs on the previous album, Under a Billion Suns), Mudhoney went in armed with a batch of new material expecting to spend a fair amount of time getting it right. Bang—and bang again after some mixing—and a new album was birthed in record time, faster than anything else the band’s done to date. The grand majority of these numbers were intentionally written “from the rhythm up” instead of from the riff and the lyrics down. The effect is to thrust out the bottom-end rumble of drummer Dan Peters and bassist Guy Maddison, and to bring about a cohesive whole not entirely ruled by the almighty riff—although you certainly don’t have to look hard to find ‘em. Opening The Lucky Ones, the band defiantly looks twenty years of heaviness and critical hosannas in the eye and spits out the anthemic "I’m Now," an existential place where “the past makes no sense, the future looks tense.” Finding eager new converts locked firmly in the present who’ll agree should not prove difficult. Pitchfork on The Lucky Ones and Superfuzz Bigmuff: Deluxe Edition Dusted on The Lucky Ones Tiny Mix Tapes on The Lucky Ones The Onion A.V. Club review of The Lucky Ones

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 I'm Now 2:40 Buy

    I'm Now

  2. 2 Inside Out Over You 3:25 Buy

    Inside Out Over You

  3. 3 The Lucky Ones 4:52 Buy

    The Lucky Ones

  4. 4 Next Time 3:01 Buy

    Next Time

  5. 5 And the Shimmering Light 3:05 Buy

    And the Shimmering Light

  6. 6 The Open Mind 2:26 Buy

    The Open Mind

  7. 7 What's This Thing? 2:53 Buy

    What's This Thing?

  8. 8 Running Out 3:28 Buy

    Running Out

  9. 9 Tales Of Terror 3:17 Buy

    Tales Of Terror

  10. 10 We Are Rising 4:30 Buy

    We Are Rising

  11. 11 New Meaning 2:39 Buy

    New Meaning


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