Move Through The Dawn

The Coral - Move Through The Dawn
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2018 Ratings: #578 / 841
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
August 10, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ignition / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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The Guardian

There’s nothing here that pushes the envelope for pop, or even for the Coral, but there doesn’t always need to be. It’s another lovely, solid effort from one of Britain’s most enduring bands.


They may have done some drastic reshuffling and tried some new things on Move Through the Dawn, but it's a Coral record at its core and it's one of their most satisfying, too.

Northern Transmissions
For this release, The Coral try a bit of everything and end up playing off as more of a retro-revival than something distinct.

This slightly over-polished album glides along serenely without grabbing you by the ears.


The album is a strong statement for a band that emerged amidst the guitar rock of the early 2000s and stubbornly built success and a career on retro interests and stylistic cues. That makes Move Through the Dawn enjoyable, even while its inconsistencies mark a stark difference from its predecessor or other Coral albums, like the overlooked Roots & Echoes (2007) or the lost The Curse of Love (2014).


‘Move Through The Dawn’ is an album sadly bereft of impact, from its lacklustre cover onwards. Album highpoint ‘Strangers In The Hollow’ suggests the light hasn’t entirely gone out, but it certainly seems to be dimming.

(Original) The whole experience was a bit hardhitting and that's about it. It is also pretty short, around 30 min, and the second to last track it has a post rock touch that really impressed me. So, a pretty forgetable experience that, fortunatly for me, doesn't take very much from my time.

Eyes Like Pearls (9.0)
Reaching Out for a Friend (7.0)
Sweet Release (7.5)
She's a Runaway (7.0)
Strangers in the Hollow (7.3)
Love or Solution (7.5)
Eyes of the Moon (7.0)
Undercover of the Night (6.8)
Outside My Window (7.0)
Stormbreaker (7.0)
After the Fair (7.7)
Favourite track:
Outside My Window
1. Eyes Like Pearls - 7.5
2. Reaching Out for a Friend - 5.0
3. Sweet Release - 8.5
4. She's a Runaway - 8.0
5. Strangers in the Hollow - 5.5
6. Love or Solution - 7.0
7. Eyes of the Moon - 7.5
8. Undercover of the Night - 6.0
9. Outside My Window - 6.5
10. Stormbreaker - 8.0
11. After the Fair - 7.0

76.5/110 - 69.5/100
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Track List

  1. Eyes Like Pearls
  2. Reaching Out for a Friend
  3. Sweet Release
  4. She's a Runaway
  5. Strangers in the Hollow
  6. Love or Solution
  7. Eyes of the Moon
  8. Undercover of the Night
  9. Outside My Window
  10. Stormbreaker
  11. After the Fair
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Added on: April 30, 2018