i dun really know how to describe the album, other than "epic-surreal-indie-rock" (and yes, i know im making a fool of meself here *BAH*) and the high-pitched voice of Jonas Bjerre - lulls me to an epic-sweeping concert-performance amidst the swirling clouds (in my mind), while the tunes lift me up; day-to-the-workday-grind and i am happy with what i hear ... (go read a "proper" review@popmatters) ... hailing from Denmark, Mew ( Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Jonas Wohlert and Silas Graae) - will be something i'll be sourcing for and relishing, at least for a while longer :)
(Review Copyrighted AndyHeng 2005)
"Frengers is the third album by Danish band Mew, originally released in April 2003.
The title is a portmanteau of the words friend and stranger. A frenger is a person who is "not quite a friend but not quite a stranger" according to the album's accompanying booklet.
Six of the album's ten tracks were previously included on Mew's first two albums Half The World Is Watching Me and A Triumph For Man, both of which saw only limited release until they were subsequently rereleased internationally, but were rerecorded for Frengers. The other four are original recordings." (Wiki)