Draw Down the Moon

Foxing - Draw Down the Moon
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #98 / 513
User Score
Based on 156 ratings
2021 Ratings: #463
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Making their case for a spot among widely revered art-rock outfits like Arcade Fire, Radiohead and Portugal. The Man, Foxing continue to be constantly compelling due to their insistent multidimensionality and commitment to going all-in with every effort.

85
Paste

Foxing have long been one of our most ambitious bands, but Draw Down the Moon confirms they’ll keep going for broke for the foreseeable future.

85
Under The Radar

Foxing continues to outdo itself, and Draw Down the Moon is both its most focused and accomplished album yet.

84
Sputnikmusic

It’s nearly all hook. It’s an emotionally dialed-in, instrumentally ramped-up, and vocally memorable collection of mismatched ideas that somehow function together smoothly. Even amid the record’s eclecticism, it’s still a definitive Foxing experience.

80
DIY

‘Draw Down The Moon’ is at once chaotic and perfectly refined.

80
Kerrang!

For now, Draw Down The Moon makes them a champion in their own field.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Foxing have crafted an album that expertly balances what drew in old fans in the first place – the borderline-unhinged emotional highs of their early math sound – with fresh, indie rock that is very likely to perk up the ears of new listeners.

80
Spectrum Culture

With Draw Down the Moon, the ever-evolving Foxing challenge themselves by matching every part of the music to the proportion of the emotions — and in turn deliver their pop opus.

73
Beats Per Minute

With each song on Draw Down The Moon, Foxing posture themselves as a different band, teasing new possibilities at every turn – though there are a few inevitably clumsy attempts.

60
Pitchfork

The St. Louis band’s fourth album scrapes away their unwieldy experimentalism in favor of the approachable, frustratingly anonymous sounds of 2010s festival rock.

SonicDiscovery
74
As a reviewer, I refrain from paying attention to what other have to say about particular albums, but in the case of Foxing, I didn’t have background on the band or their sound, so I checked out the Pitchfork review for their latest album Draw Down the Moon and now all I can hear is Passion Pit, Foals and 2010’s festival rock. Apparently the band has taken a commercial leaning left turn on this latest release and I’m totally alright with it, since they’ve had their days ... read more
DCCXX
15
When it comes to fourth-wave emo revivalism, no one was doing it better than Foxing. Having perfected a burgeoning formula alongside TWIABP, Hotelier and Title Fight in the middle of the 2010s, Foxing were set to dominate, doing just that with 2018's explosive and ground-breaking Nearer My God. Deftly combining acoustic art pop and emo aesthetics, the band scratched an itch that incorporated the youthful vulnerability of emo music, without the oft-mocked cringey trappings the genre can find ... read more
orangedroog65
92
Is kinda like early twenty one pilots (which I kinda like) and imagine dragons (who I can’t stand) fucked using screamo flavored lube…… and…… it works? Think the opener is the best song here but there’s not an outright dud anywhere. Very odd, kinda disconcerted that I like it.
75
This makes you feel that you’ve won, but at what cost??
swataverse
90
I really don't understand the hate for this album.
DDTM is mystical, catchy and lush art rock. One of the best albums of the year.
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Added on: May 27, 2021