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Subject: Mew (band), Mew discography, Jonas Bjerre, 156 (number), 2003 albums
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Studio album by Mew
Released 7 April 2003
Recorded September 2001 – November 2002
Genre Alternative rock, shoegazing, art rock, symphonic rock, dream pop
Length 48:43
Label Sony, Epic
Producer Rich Costey
Mew chronology
Half The World Is Watching Me
And The Glass Handed Kites
Singles from Frengers
  1. "Comforting Sounds"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Am I Wry? No"
    Released: 2003
  3. "She Came Home for Christmas"
    Released: 2003
  4. "156"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic link
BBC (8/10) link
Drowned in Sound (8/10) link
Gaffa link
PopMatters (Favorable) link
Sputnikmusic link
Stylus (B+) link
Uncut link

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


  • Track listing 1
    • Japanese edition bonus tracks 1.1
  • Singles 2
  • References 3

Track listing

  1. "Am I Wry? No" – 4:54
  2. "156" – 4:55
  3. "Snow Brigade" – 4:22
  4. "Symmetry" – 5:39
  5. "Behind the Drapes" – 3:40
  6. "Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years" – 2:48
  7. "Eight Flew Over, One Was Destroyed" – 4:48
  8. "She Came Home for Christmas" – 3:55
  9. "She Spider" – 4:44
  10. "Comforting Sounds" – 8:58

Japanese edition bonus tracks

  1. "I Should Have Been a Tsin-Tsi (For You)" – 1:57
  2. "Wherever" – 4:22


Year Title UK
Singles Chart
2003 Comforting Sounds 48
Am I Wry? No [b] 47
She Came Home for Christmas [a] 55
  • ^a Re-released in 2000, 2002 and 2003. Peaked at #76 on the UK Singles Chart in 2002.
  • ^b Re-released in 2003. Peaked at #137 on UK Singles Chart on its first release.


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