The Big Moon - Walking Like We Do
Walking Like We Do
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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
69
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
TheBoredCritic
88
The second LP of The Big Moon far exceeds its powerful debut loaded with political, social and personal content to better understand a world that every day becomes more disturbing and the anxieties with which the present riddles us. Their instrumental section moves away from grunge guitar playing to enter a much more diverse and defined terrain, the lyrics are of a brilliance and sharpness that are difficult to overcome and is full of inspiration and hope. Without a doubt, one of the best ... read more
fkasean
56
haim if their music wasn't as good
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
VeniseZoomer
73
Not a very impressionable album, but fairly enjoyable.

Good track: Your Light

Decent tracks: Waves, A hundred ways to find land, ADHD
DalekTurret32
89
Like with the Porridge Radio album, the lyrical content in The Big Moon’s second album is a bit cynical and sometimes sarcastic, but I noticed a more positive feel from this one than in Every Bad.
I already talked about “Your Light” in my Top 50 Songs Of 2019. While I don’t love it as much as I did when making that list, it’s still one of my favourites off this album. Also ranking as one of the highlights is the motivational song “A Hundred Ways To ... read more
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.
Tracheole
70
There is something I like about these songs, also Juliette’s voice is kinda unique. It has some worse moments, but in overall it was a really fun listen. And I have to admit Your Light is a hit
marvelgaryen
83
Is as fun as the album cover, great list of pop songs for good mood.
Zazeeqo
75
A real youthful, coming of age vibe from this album. Connotation of summer and running around in the fields free from stress and free with freedom. This is just a really happy and sweet album, it makes one contemplate how freeing life was as a kid, which in turn, makes you think how untrue that is now in adulthood, which in turn renders this album as 'not sweet', and very dark.
Album closer 'ADHD' was a well placed highlight of the album, leaving the album with a beautifully sweet ... read more
DareG
71
Simultaneously more focused and engaging than HAIM

Standouts: It's Easy Then, Your Light, Why

Dropouts: Dog Eat Dog
LittleHollow15
68
The final album on the chopping block, I'm glad I don't need to destroy this one. The Big Moon are an up and coming band hitting pretty hard on this, their second full length album. Continually proving their knack for writing smart, sensitive and conscious indie pop, this is an album which shares a lot with its predecessor but offers a lot as a more introspective and sonically adventurous progression from their debut.

As cool as the first track is, the album really starts with the second track ... read more
nostalgia
60
A nice set of pop-rock tracks that honestly are just pure, unsaturated, fun. There's little here in the way of innovation, but if that's what you're looking for, then this album won't scratch that itch. If you just wanna listen to a feel-good album that doesn't take itself too seriously but still has a good bit of quality tracks, then by all means check this out.
Tsareena
80
The singles were pretty much perfect on this. While the rest of the album doesn't measure up, there enough charm to really enjoy this. The uncertainty of the future is something younger artists have been singing about lately but I love the clarity and optimism on Walking Like We Do. Outside the great themes explored, still a good collection of pop tunes.
Faves: It's Easy Then, Your Light, Take a Piece
adrianiturralde
87
The energy, happiness, fun and adventure this album brings to my ears is exactly as the fun and beautiful adventure the girls are living in the album cover... I freaking love it! One of the best album covers of the year, and yes, also, musically speaking, one of the best albums of the year.

Every song is strong, every song is unique, it's so fun, it's so vibey, this album is pure happiness and peace, how am I not gonna love an album like that?

Instrumentation is great, backing vocals are ... read more
GabesChiode
75
That kind of album that you listen for the first time, and you like a lot and put on replay to do lot of things. Has some songs to sing along, some songs to just appreciate, a kind of album that you like, but you don't know why you don't love it so much.
thegeecyproject
70
When I was introduced to The Big Moon, it was through a friend that described them to me as similar to the indie-pop of Haim. While I can definitely see where they’re coming from - especially in the vocal harmonies between the different band members - I don’t feel like it’s an entirely accurate comparison. Where Haim are upbeat and very influenced by funk and pop of the 80's, The Big Moon’s sound is more rock-based - looser, moodier and more diverse-sounding - and their ... read more
64
The Big Moon had earned a fair bit of pre-release anticipation, but their sophomore album “Walking Like We Do” seems to have been greeted by the indiesphere with a collective shrug. Listening to the album, it’s not hard to see why. “Walking Like We Do” is by no means bad; rather, it plays like business-as-usual indie rock. There's nothing remarkable or memorable enough to send me back for repeated listens of The Big Moon when I could be listening to any of the ... read more
DiegoPaim01
74
It seems like an evolution from their debut, at least I remember liking this one more. Going from a guitar based indie rock for a more eletronic and modern sound, they still sound a little generic on both fronts, but in this one we got instrumentals more diverse and colourful melodies, it gives us more sonic layers and better structured compositions. Overall it's a good indie album, still lacks personality though.
GarethA
50
This is like the musical soundtrack to the word "meh", the literal definition of the score 50/100. It's enjoyable, but it's so aggressively generic and forgettable that it's never something I feel like I want to be listening to, it's just a decent listen. Plus, the second half is a decently large step down in quality IMO, and by the closer I found myself just wanting the album to end. While there is fun to be had with this album (particularly with some of the early songs), it's really ... read more
thevillageidiot
4
The Big Moon, or Walk the Moon, or happy white millennials that take pictures with instruments so that people think they can play them - it's all the same shallow excreta that's been whittling away at our expectations for musicians for years.

Grade: F
Edgeworth
70
Not as enticing as their Mercury nominated debut album Love In The 4th Dimension, but this is a fun accessible album.
currentjoyys
67
FAVORITE TRACK: Waves

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: ADHD

This is a very easy listening indie pop album. But that's all. It's good in the moment and great background music but I really can't remember one song all the way through. But we do love a girl band in this house.

EDIT: This is not a bad record, but it is the most forgettable album I've heard this year. And that's really disappointing because some of these tracks are great.
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