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Mr. Serious


Download links and information about Mr. Serious by Mark Mallman. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 45:11 minutes.

Artist: Mark Mallman
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 12
Duration: 45:11
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No. Title Length
1. I Just Want to Play Piano 4:12
2. Hardcore Romantics 3:45
3. True Love 3:24
4. Simply In the Distance 4:03
5. Still Wasted 3:41
6. Executioner 3:18
7. Midnight Man 3:56
8. Hard Night 3:40
9. Proof Is What You Get 3:54
10. Anesthesia 3:16
11. Heart Is a Loaded Weapon 3:52
12. I Work Here, I Grew Up Here 4:10



On Mr. Serious, the criminally underappreciated Mark Mallman takes his love of Ziggy-era David Bowie and T. Rex to new heights. "I Just Want to Play Piano" is as glittery and cocksure as anything on Electric Warrior, and if Mr. Serious isn't quite as consistently mind-blowing as that glam staple — well, what is? There are a few lackluster tunes like the trudging "Executioner, but for the most part, Mr. Serious is a euphoria-inducing slab of rock. "True Love" is an epic three-and-a-half-minutes of rock bombast, and the piano ballad "Simply in the Distance" enlists a melody familiar enough that listeners will swear it's from a lost, late-'70s Elton John collaboration. Mallman has never marched in step with any trends, and Mr. Serious hardly meshes with any contemporaneous releases. But Minneapolis' own glam superstar has more heart than Interpol, less pretense than Franz Ferdinand, and a sense of retro that seems entirely genuine and anything but simply nostalgic.