Among The Leaves

Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Ratings: #440 / 945
User Score
Based on 40 ratings
2012 Ratings: #217
May 29, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Caldo Verde / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

This is a bold, honest and carefree collection that, rather than announcing Kozelek’s frustrated retirement, seems set to point to new and exciting musical adventures

75
A.V. Club

Kozelek’s usual self-flagellation shares space with relatively lighthearted lyrics, with mixed results

70
Consequence of Sound

Make no mistake, Kozelek is still a grouch, but his grouchiness is one that invites you to be grumpy along with him, instead of just feeling sorry for him.

68
Pitchfork

The record certainly feels like the work of a songwriter clearing his palate: It's a fairly cathartic, sprawling creative outpouring.

61
Paste

I’m sure Among the Leaves will find a place in some folks’ sexy music canon, but I just feel like all the sullen lyricism dulls any chance of frisky spark.

60
PopMatters

Aside from the equal parts self-congratulation and woe-is-me drudgery of those moments, what makes Among the Leaves falter is its overall insularity.

58
Beats Per Minute

or all of the engaging moments to be found in Among the Leaves, they ultimately cannot redress the five, seven, even ten minute patches of sleepy vocals and sober guitar work.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#21/A.V. Club
#36/Uncut
#41/Stereogum

Track List

  1. I Know It’s Pathetic But That Was The Greatest Night Of My Life 
  2. Sunshine In Chicago 
  3. The Moderately Talented Yet Attractive Young Woman vs. The Exceptionally Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man 
  4. That Bird Has A Broken Wing 
  5. Elaine 
  6. The Winery 
  7. Young Love 
  8. Song For Richard Collopy 
  9. Among The Leaves
  10. Red Poison 
  11. Track Number 8 
  12. Not Much Rhymes With Everything’s Awesome At All Times 
  13. King Fish 
  14. Lonely Mountain 
  15. UK Blues 
  16. UK Blues 2 
  17. Black Kite
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