Walking Like We Do

The Big Moon - Walking Like We Do
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2020 Ratings: #210 / 491
User Score
Based on 257 ratings
2020 Ratings: #520
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January 10, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Dork
The sound of a group that seem to be loving every second of exploring a wide-open future, 'Walking Like We Do' is pure joy from start to finish. If there's any justice, they'll be back on top of the world with this one.
80
DIY

Trading their signature guitars for keys, and a more ’80s inspired sound, The Big Moon show that they aren’t afraid to stray from their comfort zone and challenge themselves as musicians, songwriters and people.

80
The Telegraph

This is how bands used to make music, before the formulaic approach of teams of writers and producers came to dominate, diluting individual instinct.

80
Northern Transmissions

Creatively free, assured but vulnerable, poppy yet innovative; we should all take a leaf out of The Big Moon’s book and starting walking like they do.

80
The Guardian

The indie quartet are in a bright mood, though Juliette Jackson can be devastatingly sharp on the disappointments of contemporary womanhood.

80
The Independent

Walking Like We Do is an album about the will to keep moving forwards – regardless of whether you know exactly where you’re going.

80
NME

Zippy guitars and knotted harmonies meet electronic whirrs and propulsive, disco-lite beats as the London four-piece enter a new, exciting phase.

80
musicOMH

The music is positive; cultured and resourceful pop nuggets that reveal more of their treasures through repeated listening.

80
Clash

By considering themes such as love, social injustice and all round perseverance, it is both mature and engaging. The Big Moon are constantly breathing new life into a genre which sometimes runs stale.

80
Q Magazine
A fresh, widescreen sound and outward-looking perspective move Brit indie-rockers up a level.
78
Paste

The Big Moon demonstrate both musical and lyrical versatility on Walking Like We Do.

70
Loud and Quiet

Overall Walking Like We Do signals a band growing up, having fun, and developing their sound.

70
The Line of Best Fit

This is pure, unadulterated fun, and nothing more. Taken on its own merits, Walking Like We Do is an unmitigated success, and a timely reminder of the simplicity of youth.

70
God Is in the TV

The Big Moon have stuck to their guns and not followed a path well-trodden but taken all their influences and laid them out without worrying about what they’ve done before or what is expected of them.

70
No Ripcord

Most of their sentiments range from pointed to heavy-handed, striving to create anthems that connect over glistening production values.

68
Pitchfork

Walking Like We Do has moments of thoughtless escapism—and a couple of earnest bum notes—but it comes into its own when it blends humor with darkness, suffusing everything with gentle, sarcastic nihilism.

60
Gigwise

Walking Like We Do is a bold move for The Big Moon, and ultimately, it will likely prove a smart one thanks to its leap in artistic vision. But right now though, the dream pop route falls short.

60
The Observer

This second outing finds the Big Moon straining at the confines of the guitar band configuration.

HoodieBraden
60
"It sounds like the soundtrack for a white girls' road trip for spring break." - AOTY user, snowman (1/11/20). That's literally a perfect way to sum up this album lmao.

Decent 6/10
Doublez
70
Big Moon's second album is warm, colourful and then electric and it has this ability to remain passionate to the end without faltering. Of course it's not a great album, it's good indie pop without any visible innovation, but the band delivers a beautiful energy, seductive melodies.

Moreover the production and instrumentalization is never too generic, it has enough bouncy ingredients and small details that manage to give life to each song. In conclusion, I would say that this album is ... read more
wless
65
any optimism that this album has to offer comes across the exact same as the clearly-manufactured indie rock girl groups of the late 2010s, which is kind of a shame considering the capabilities that the big moon clearly has. "holy roller" and "take a piece" are both really good songs, and if there was more material like them, i'd have enjoyed the album more.
JayCrackers
65
I mean it is a solid pop record with some interesting moments but those moments are spread far too thin making the album enjoyable but one which I probably won't return to.

TRACK REVIEW

It's Easy Then 7/10
Your Light 6/10
Dog Eat Dog 6/10
Why 6.5/10
Don't Think 7/10
Waves 7/10
Holy Roller 6.5/10
Take a Piece 6.5/10
Barcelona 6/10
A Hundred Ways to Land 6/10
ADHD 6.5/10

AVERAGE: 6.5/10
JohnLouisHoward
70
my rating is a little high out of respect for their top-flight musicianship. they are a really tight live band, with a strong rhythm section and three credible vocalists. on the whole the songs here are nothing special, but there are a few good moments scattered in the mix. this is a good band that made an average record. there are worse things.
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Track List

  1. It's Easy Then
  2. Your Light
  3. Dog Eat Dog
  4. Why
  5. Don't Think
  6. Waves
  7. Holy Roller
  8. Take a Piece
  9. Barcelona
  10. A Hundred Ways to Land
  11. ADHD
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Added on: September 10, 2019