Mantis (Bonus Track Version) - Umphrey's McGee

Mantis (Bonus Track Version)

Umphrey's McGee

  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 2009-01-20
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 16

  • ℗ 2009 Hanging Brains Music, LLC.


Title Artist Time
Puncle Wally (CBGBs, New York Umphrey's McGee 4:51 USD 1.99


  • best one so far

    By anthony231
    If I bought this album and realized if I had never heard any live UM or their previous studio albums i wouldn't know this was a "jam band". I love me some noodling just as much as the guy in birkenstocks and a baja jacket looking for dose on a phish lot, but its extremely refreshing to hear some new sounds and originality coming out of the "jam" genre cause im a little burned out on hearing more of the same and less of the innovative. I think UM knew what they were doing when they opened with the beatles-esque pop melts into an outake of pink floyd's echoes, It's new territory and they want fans to know where they are headed from track one. Well sort of knowing, they take you on a journey from beautifuly haunting piano pieces rolling into metal guitar chops and then shooting you into the stratosphere with spaced out eclectronic synth rock. GREAT work of art guys I truly thank you for this experience, and good luck to the record store clerk for knowing what section to put this in.
  • ScrumTraLescent

    By AkoosticMalfunction
    This album pushes new limits for the band. The slide work in Cemetery Walk is outstanding. Yet another must own album for one of the best live bands out there. Thank you for the music fellas
  • A little too hackey

    By MSR20096
    This album as a whole is just Umphrey's trying to be prog gods while still having the heart of the Beatles. They really just tried too hard, Local Band does O.K. and Anchor Drops had much more complexity as well as smooth flowing melodies and was much easier and enjoyable to listen to. Needless to say they will obviously rock these songs out live(as they always do) but altogether Mantis is not there best studio album.
  • Absolutely brilliant

    By slacker2k
    These guys have proved that they're one of the hardest working bands over the years, and this album is a cultimation of that statement. These guys put a 110% in and truly love what they do and it shows. Not only do you have the obvious prog influences in this album, but there is a flury of modern rock flavor to likes of 311 and maybe a little incubus in songs like cemetary walk and turn and run. And it just continues to feed to their own ever-progressing sound, while staying on track. Mantis is superb, song and album. And it just adds to ever changing landscapes of their blistering live performances. cheers!
  • A Gem

    By Sweat6890
    It's rare that bands these days come out with such diverse sounds that flow together in a way to create truly inspiring melodies. This is music at its very core people - experimentation that works. I rarely give five stars, but i think this band deserves it.
  • Great album.

    By Johnny Cakes Number Five
    I was always impressed with the technical skills of the band, but this album speaks to their compositional talents. Overall, it's a very good album with several keneally-esque moments. Support good music and buy this album. You won't be disappointed. I can't wait to see them this spring.
  • Amazing step for a jam band.

    By Nellybelly333
    I do not usually write reviews, but this cd rocked my socks off. You have to listen to the first 5 tracks in a row, they were most definitly meant to be listened to in one go. These guys manage to bring so many genres together its mind boggling. I loved their old stuff, and I love what they have put together here.
  • Epic!!

    By Tupelo, Ms
    This Cd tops my personal charts of all time best. I started listening to Umphreys about a year ago and Cd I buy just makes my obsession for this band grow. Turn & Run and Cemetery Walk are just killer tracks. This album is jammin, easy listening, and fun all at one time. Brought my tickets to see Umphreys in Oxford, Ms yesterday. So if you are reading this Umphreys Mcgee Please Play Turn & Run and Cemetery Walk at the Oxford show in May.
  • Outstanding

    By Mr. JohnG
    Finally a band that know how to write songs and play their instruments. This is amazing musical maturity coming from a young band. Shades of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham and Focus. A must for anyone who wants to feel musical emotion and not an ounce of cookie cutter songs. Fantastic Albums.
  • Great Prog Rock

    By Rowsef
    Umphrey's new album, Mantis, is an exceptional display of modern prog rock. You can hear the influences of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, ELP, Procol Harum, Yes, mahavishnu orchestra, and countless other great bands, but they have their own stamp on each song. Mantis and Cemetery Walk are phenomenal songs with layer upon layer of sweeping vision. You can tell how tight this band is on the extended episodes in each song, and it is simply beautiful. More mature and developed than either Safety in Numbers or Anchor Drops and my favorite UM album.

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