Listen: Muscles' new album 'Manhood'

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It’s been nigh on five years since homegrown star Muscles released his debut album Guns Babes and Lemonade. The album hit all the right notes: earning itself an impressive 8.3/10 from the notoriously hard-to-please Pitchfork, hitting the #3 spot in the Australian charts and giving us the massive singles Ice Cream and Sweaty.

But it’s just about time for Melbourne’s one-man show to come back with album number two, and after a long wait Manhood arrives tomorrow through Modular. But if you’re keen to get a head start on the listening, Rdio is streaming the whole of Manhood right now – you can listen below. So what should you expect? “The new album Manhood is really sexy; I feel It’s going to surprise people,” Muscles told us last month. “Like my debut, it’s party from start to finish, but can be a challenging at times. Repeated listenings are required.

“It begins as a pop album and very schizophrenically morphs into a club album, a little dark and more sophisticated, an indication of where I want to sound in the future.” Check it out now and head back tomorrow to pick up an exclusive free download of Airwolf’s remix of the Manhood track Ready For a Fight.


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Matthew de Groot

Matthew de Groot said on the 14th Jun, 2012

Annoyingly, I think I might actually like it.


Conor- said on the 14th Jun, 2012

I gonna give him a chance - he was on Spicks and Specks after all


twofortytwo said on the 14th Jun, 2012

It's like bad 90s synthpop (think S Club 7, Venga Boys, etc.) meets Muscles' classic "I'm having a stroke" vocals, with a touch of special education for good measure.


moojins said on the 14th Jun, 2012

Why does this guy allow himself to sing vocals, it's atrocious. He also mixes the vocal track twice as high as every other channel combined. I don't know if I like the album or not because I can't listen to more than 5 seconds of any track.


daverh said on the 14th Jun, 2012

I actually really like it.