Uneasy Laughter

Moaning - Uneasy Laughter
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #514 / 593
User Score
Based on 79 ratings
2020 Ratings: #470
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March 20, 2020 / Release Date
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JayCrackers
75
Moaning's second album is synth pop record with elements and personality of a post-punk album thus being labeled as a post-punk revival album. Well it is very good. We have seen the post-punk movement itself making great strides in recent years with The Murder Capital, IDLES, FONTAINES D.C, Ought. Post-Punk is long from being dead (and I am happy with that). Uneasy Laughter brings the more indie rock vibe from which the early 2000's such as Interpol. Uneasy laughter is a solid addition to ... read more
snowman
50
Moaning’s 2nd full length brings forth a batch of atmospheric & laid back synth based pop-rock with some post punk characteristics. This is one of those records you just throw on during a late night thunderstorm and reminisce about how you got where you are. The song writing is pretty subdued but paired with the new wave inspired synth work they do their job. When listening to this, I got some vibes that
reminded me of Pet Shop Boys, Angles-era Strokes, and Hot Fuss Killers. The 2 ... read more
MasterCrackfox
73
As someone who has praised the post-punk revival of the mid-2000s, something that I grew up on and really felt invested in, Uneasy Laughter is a welcome visitation to that era of music. Post-punk has yet to die completely and can often be some of the most engaging music that can be created from my perspective, and honestly the last few years have seen some of the most revival of the sound that I can remember with acts like Preoccupations, Shame, The Murder Capitol and Ought producing some ... read more
currentjoyys
83
FAVORITE TRACK: Ego

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Fall In Love

I completely understand why someone wouldn't like this album. It isn't the best thing I've ever heard either. But it sounds like what I would imagine Interpol's latest album would be if it were good. Moaning encapsulates a niche sound of post-punk I haven't heard in years. They just remind me of early Interpol and Cage the Elephant and I forgot how much I love that sound.

Edit: I have fallen madly in love with this album and the lead ... read more
NTTR
70
Genre: Post-punk revival
Origin: US

Final Verdict: 70% (Very Good Album)
Yearly ranking: 39th / 261

Highlight: Coincidence or Fate (added to my 2020 best of)

Made me think of:
Atlas Sound
Beach House
Death Cab for Cutie
Girls in Hawai
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Track List

  1. Ego
  2. Make It Stop
  3. ///
  4. Stranger
  5. Running
  6. Connect the Dots
  7. Fall in Love
  8. Coincidence or Fate
  9. What Separates Us
  10. //////////
  11. Keep Out
  12. Saving Face
  13. Say Something
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Added on: January 15, 2020