uptempo, sunshine-hazy songs that ring with clarity & inventiveness, produced by the other indie-rock demi-god, beck. ‘mirror traffic’ is the 5th album from the former pavement frontman & it finds the indie-rock singer/songwriter & his band continuing to deliver their signature witty jams while switching gears on both sides of the microphone. it’s a record comprised of 15 almost-pop songs & is the sound of a band with a spring in their step. beck’s eclectic ear allows him to bring a touch of magic through his production role & janet weiss takes her final bow at the drums. “malkmus returns to the kind of submerged beauty that redeemed his old band” 4/5 – mojo, “simple multi-guitar attacks recast as miniature orchestras, deliriously clever quips, absurd statements & a melodic intuition” - alternative press, “malkmus still has a terrific knack for the old slanting & enchanting” 4/5 - guardian.