ALBUM REVIEW: Dan Mangan – More Or Less | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 02.11.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a stripped-back affair with the focus placed firmly upon Dan Mangan’s songwriting skills, every track is a heartfelt outpouring of emotion. The first half of the record is bleak as he contemplates a number of issues, on Just Fear he considers the abilities of fear and how it is so damaging in the modern day, similarly Lay Low is about wanting to hide away.

There are elements of hope in the latter part of the record, particularly evident on Fool For Waiting. However, it’s those darker moments which are highlighted so delicately by the stark instrumentation that really make this record truly shine. More Or Less is Dan Mangan at his most raw and equally powerful.

 

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