UNDERRATED: Mikal Cronin's 'MCII'

A San Francisco-based artist, Cronin has been heard backing cultishly adored garage rocker Ty Segall, but this record shows a knack for fuzzy power pop that's unmatched in 2013. Teenage Fanclub, Superchunk, a touch of R.E.M. ¿ they're all swirling in the mix here, but songs such as "Weight" and "Change" are so magnetic that Cronin may be some kind of a magician who can recapture the feeling of when a song sounded like your life.
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