Mini Mansions - Rekords Rekords
FILTER Grade: 78%
By Kurt Orzeck on November 9, 2010
Pop wouldn’t be around were it not for The Beatles, they say. But few new bands owe as much to Lennon and McCartney’s gang than Mini Mansions. With Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael “Mikey Shoes” Shuman taking a breather from that instrument—instead, he performs guitar and drums and sings—the L.A. trio’s debut is to shimmering Brit pop what QOTSA is to hard rock. Josh Homme mixed some of it, but Beatles fans will be more appeased than QOTSA devotees.