Lo Moon

Lo Moon - Lo Moon
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #357 / 598
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
2018 Ratings: #414
February 23, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Sputnikmusic

Lo Moon burns this soft glow, like the embers of a flame on the precipice of dying out. It’s awash in cool, electronic beats and refreshing waves of synth, but its heart – rooted unflinchingly in rock – refuses to be suffocated, letting a single flame slip through the cracks every few minutes to remind us that there’s an earthy substance beneath all of its elaborate posturing.

80
Exclaim!

The atmosphere of Lo Moon, which melds gloom with instrumental experimentation and a welcome pop sensibility, has gifted listeners with a record that stands apart. It's got a glow all its own.

80
AllMusic

Melancholy atmospheres and hook-laden vocal harmonies are just part of Lo Moon's game, which they deliver flawlessly on their debut.

80
DIY

‘Lo Moon’ is a daring and complex debut album scored through with emotional tumult and a nuanced understanding of the groups that have inspired them.

65
Northern Transmissions

Though their slow-burning writing may give many something to latch onto, the lack of a standout identity leaves the album missing something.

60
Clash

Sadly his talent for building epic, emotive crescendos does not overshadow his shortcomings as a lyricist.

50
Pitchfork
Take the sophistication out of sophisti-pop, and Lo Moon is just another L.A. indie R&B act who tries to bring us a higher love but can’t take things much further beyond bed and bath.
Apr 10, 2018
AlexLW_08
80
▲ The Right Thing, Camouflage, Loveless
Mar 14, 2018
olowi
64
This Is It - 85
Loveless - 85
The Right Thing - 65
Thorns - 70
Tried to Make You My Own - 70
My Money - 60
Real Love - 70
Camouflage - 25
Wonderful Life - 70
All In - 60

Final Thoughts: -2
I think there is a lot of potential in this artist but he needs to find his own way. the two opening tracks are wonderful with rich melody and instruments, but from this point on the album gets dull and repetitive. the lyrical content is basically the same in every song and it's not that great to begin with. ... read more
Feb 23, 2018
70
It's a good album but nothing more. It"s not really disappointing or something, I wish they kept to the level they've shown on the track Loveless which is a masterpiece. The rest of the album is an enjoyable fusion of electronic and indie rock music.
Feb 23, 2018
PaulyZ
74
TRACK LIST:

This Is It (7.5)
Loveless (7.5)
The Right Thing (7.6)
Thorns (7.0)
Tried to Make You My Own (6.5)
My Money (8.0)
Real Love (8.0)
Camouflage (6.8)
Wonderful Life (7.7)
All In (7.5)
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Track List

  1. This Is It
  2. Loveless
  3. The Right Thing
  4. Thorns
  5. Tried to Make You My Own
  6. My Money
  7. Real Love
  8. Camouflage
  9. Wonderful Life
  10. All In
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Added on: February 21, 2018