ALBUM REVIEW: The Legendary Pink Dots – The Museum Of Human Happiness | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 18.03.33







The Museum Of Human Happiness sees prolific band The Legendary Pink Dots ruminate on loneliness in the wake of the pandemic. 

With a discography full of an evolving merge of blazing guitar work, sprawling instrumental passages and dynamic, cartoonish performances, the new offering sees a change in tempo. 

Still rife with grandiose theatrics, but infused with an emotional dexterity, the album provides a broken, empty side of The Dots we’ve seldom seen before. 

Dry, harrowed lyrics telling stories of isolation and desperation as the hurt seeps out over elongated, meandering passages. Arguably self-indulgent and over-important, the album takes the strongest  assets of The Dots and imbues it with pain, creating a release which is driven, focused and uncharacteristically poignant. 


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