It’s not often that you find your album of the year in the first four weeks of the year. I believe I’ve found something similar to this in Neil Cicierega’s Mouth Moods, the most endlessly entertaining, hilarious and zany pop mashup of meme music ever.
You might not know, Neil Cicierega, but you might have already experienced some of his work already. Most commonly known for his “Harry Potter Puppet Pals” sketches on Youtube, he has gone from strength to strength since then under the Lemon Demon name, releasing Spirit Phone only last year to critical acclaim.
Taking samples from the entire history of popular music, Neil weaves unlikely song combinations expertly, like the lyrics of Back In Black to the tune of Making My Way Downtown, or a remix of the Ghostbusters theme tune. It’s so nice to hear an album that doesn’t take itself seriously, yet can still be as good and a pleasure as guilty as Mouth Moods. I can definitely see myself returning to this album over and over again in the future, because its just so effortlessly enjoyable and has a very endearing feel-good touch with all the songs. I highly recommend Mouth Moods if you enjoy things like smiling.