AOTY 2020

Admiral Fell Promises

Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2010 Ratings: #251 / 879
User Score
Based on 71 ratings
2010 Ratings: #76
Liked by 3 people
July 13, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Caldo Verde / Label
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This is so much better than April and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Admiral Fell Promises is probably the gloomiest and most underrated Sun Kil Moon album. Kozelek exceeds the great lyrical work on April with even better lyricism here! Not to mention, this album has some pretty nice melodies for how depressing it sounds, especially tracks like "Half Moon Bay". This is undoubtedly my favorite Sun Kil Moon album and it might just be my favorite Kozelek release in general.

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Admiral fell promises could be the most underrated album I’ve ever heard
*Edit, June 13, 2020* — Happy birthday to this masterpiece.

I'm dead serious when I say I don't think that there's a compositionally stronger folk album in existence. Terribly underrated: easily one of the best records of the century so far.
A Sun Kil Moon project with Mark singing, unfortunately, this didn't me as emotionally as other Sun Kil Moon albums nor was the instrumentation all that interesting.

Best Track: Admiral Fell Promises
Worst Track: Third and Seneca
Tom Simmons
Fav Tracks: Alesund, Half Moon Bay, You Are My Sun, The Leaning Tree

Least Fav Track: Bay of Skulls
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Track List

  1. Alesund 
  2. Half Moon Bay 
  3. Sam Wong Hotel 
  4. Third and Seneca 
  5. You Are My Sun 
  6. Admiral Fell Promises 
  7. The Leaning Tree 
  8. Australian Winter 
  9. Church of the Pines 
  10. Bay of Skulls

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