Mess (studio album) by Liars

Mess by Liars
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-01-13
Overall rank: 7,790th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 76 votes)
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Condition: New
Time left: 1d 3h 50m 54s
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LIARS MESS Vinyl Gatefold 2LP + CD 2014 First Pressing Brand New Sealed
Condition: New
Time left: 3d 17h 18m 48s
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Sealed CD Liars Mess 2014 Mute MUT 9585-2
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 5d 4h 54m 35s
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Liars bestography

Mess is ranked 3rd best out of 10 albums by Liars on

The best album by Liars is Drum's Not Dead which is ranked number 3381 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 437.

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Mess track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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72/100 (from 76 votes)
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From 04/22/2014 18:41
As a longtime Liars fan, Mess just sounds like the natural evolution of the band. Following the wonderfully atmospheric WIXIW, they've returned to their more wildly absurdist roots while maintaining their adventure into electronics. It's not perfect, but it's good to see a band who's unafraid to take chances rather than just tread water.
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From 03/18/2014 23:01
Only slightly redeemed by the last track. otherwise very annoying.
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From 03/13/2014 06:20
Surprised by this album. A dark, yet powerful and unique sound. I think all the songs together strengthen each other, and work together perfectly for an album. No real standout single or anything, but this group has their sound mastered. Definitely one of the first consistent bodies of works so far this year.
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