AOTY 2019
Snowbird - moon
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2014 Ratings: #251 / 845
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
January 27, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bella Union / Label
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The Line of Best Fit

Imagery of and metaphors involving woodsy spaces and forest critters abound, which could have easily presented themselves as wooly, hippie-chick silliness, but Raymonde and Dosen execute it all with sincere and flawless beauty.


Moon is certainly not a commercial album that demands to be heard. The songs collected here are not chart hits. Instead, there is a wonderful sense that this is music born of passion and love. 


Moon's classic-sounding melodies and instrumentation have a timeless if deceptively simple beauty that's different in all the right ways from Raymonde's former band, and that's exactly what makes Snowbird such a worthy successor.

The 405

It's easy to say this album is "pretty", but there are definite shadows of yearning and loneliness that also comes from the ambience and instrumentation provided by Philip Selway and Ed O'Brien of Radiohead, Eric Pulido of Midlake, Jonathan Wilson and a handful of other notable names.

Drowned in Sound

Minor criticisms aside, this is elegant dreampop at its finest, and a worthy introduction to the incandescent world of Snowbird.

Consequence of Sound

While there are patches of music where Dosen’s pretty, delicate delivery overwhelms, the results are enchanting and always enriched by the arching instrumentation Raymonde employs.

Revisiting the Cocteau's sound in a timeless wrap evokes memories closer to nostalgia than inspiration.
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Year End Lists

/The Line of Best Fit

Track List

  1. I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  2. All Wishes Are Ghosts
  3. Charming Birds from Trees
  4. Where Foxes Hide
  5. Amelia
  6. Bears on My Trail
  7. Porcelain
  8. Come to the Woods
  9. We Carry White Mice
  10. In Lovely
  11. Heart of the Woods
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