- My Head Is an Animal

Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is an Animal
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Rank: #335 / 929
USER SCORE
75
Based on
90 ratings

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81
Beats Per Minute

My Head is an Animal is a highly impressive debut that’s full of emotional lyrics, lush, diverse instrumentation, and a powerful and dynamic male/female vocals.

80
musicOMH

My Head Is An Animal deserves the attention it is getting, because it is a well-crafted, spirited debut album with soaring choruses and delicious harmonies.

75
Paste

Even with a few skipable tracks, though, Of Monsters and Men bring an Icelandic exoticism and captivating energy to U.S. audiences on My Head is an Animal.

70
The 405

The thing that's most impressive about the album is that there's not even a trace of filler

Dec 27, 2016
73
Definitely could have stood to be ten to fifteen minutes shorter, and relatively front-loaded but lots of good poppy indie folk music in here. Of Monsters and Men stand out in an over-crowded genre due to idiosyncratic vocals and diverse lyrical themes -- they're as likely to concoct legends about animals as they are to write love songs, which can be twee, but is also fresh.
Sep 5, 2016
dyelir
45
This album runs the same line as an album released just a day before it in The Lumineers' self-titled- songs that sound good around the campfire but just about bad everywhere else. Put a choir on the melody and chant some "heys" and "ohs" on the 4th beat and we'll call it a day!
May 28, 2016
Felindie
90
Fav Tracks: Dirty Paws , Little Talks , King And Lionheart, Six Weeks
Dec 16, 2015
LuchoCaprara
80
Favorite song: Dirty Paws
Nov 2, 2012
cwmDJ
93
dream Icelandic pop with indie undertones, sumptuous melodies, beautifully sung by a male and female voice, brilliant from start to finish
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April 3, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Republic / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 13 - Gigwise
# 41 - Paste
# 39 - PopMatters
Track List
  1. Dirty Paws 
  2. King And Lionheart 
  3. Mountain Sound 
  4. Slow And Steady 
  5. From Finner 
  6. Little Talks 
  7. Six Weeks
  8. Love Love Love 
  9. Your Bones 
  10. Sloom 
  11. Lakehouse 
  12. Yellow Light
Contributions By
patton, erik, Novell_sx


Added on: April 7, 2012