Mikal Cronin's self-titled debut from 2011 was all about endings: the end of college, the end of a serious relationship, and the end of his time in Los Angeles, where he grew up. So it's no surprise that his sophomore release MCII and first disc for Merge Records is all about new beginnings.


  1. Weight 
  2. Piano Mantra 
  3. Shout It Out 
  4. Am I Wrong 
  5. See It My Way 
  6. Peace of Mind 
  7. Change 
  8. I'm Done Running from You 
  9. Don't Let Me Go 
  10. Turn Away 


    "The outcome is a great sounding album that sits nicely between the poles of "fuzz war" and "cooing balladeer." Cronin has proved with this album that, like Cobain before him, he's so much more than a longhair with a fuzz pedal. He's an excellent pop craftsman who knows how to turn the power up for maximum effect." -Pitchfork

    "Wild and wooly, with an expertly crafted, cliff-like crescendo for a coda, it's a white-knuckle freakout made more forceful by dizzying strings and woodwinds." - Spin

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