Moondust for My Diamond

Hayden Thorpe - Moondust for My Diamond
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #458 / 585
User Score
Based on 15 ratings
October 15, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
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Woozy yet spiky guitars that ricochet between cacophonous fury and simmering tension underpin the band's sound, as it traverses across as many genres as it eschews. However, it's when the band marry this discordance with melody that they really shine


As its name implies, Moondust For My Diamond makes a great late night listen – and at the same time offers plenty of evidence that Hayden Thorpe is growing apace.


Hayden Thorpe is still feeling out the next leg of his musical journey, but has the distinct advantage of making every left turn he takes sound assured.

The Line of Best Fit

Moondust For My Diamond is another essential album from a man who couldn't make a bad one if he tried.


Though its smoothness sometimes makes Moondust for My Diamond a little less immediate than Diviner, it's the perfect complement to that album's somber reflections and another confident step forward in his creative journey.


Former Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe combines electropop with R&B-influenced vocals and ambient into an effective, coherent sound on his second solo LP.


Moondust For My Diamond ... allows that impulse towards grandeur back in slightly altered form, its rich synthscapes and expansive lyrics suggesting many nights spent lying under the stars, plotting co-ordinates in time and space.

Loud and Quiet

His skill as a songwriter is enough to carry us through this pleasant journey, but you might still be left wondering what the point of it all is.

Record Collector

Thorpe appears unsure whether to head for the clubs or the arthouse and appears content to stroll around in between. He's got a spectacular record in him. Despite a few hints of his promise, this isn't it.

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Track List

  1. Material World
  2. The Universe Is Always Right
  3. No Such Thing
  4. Parallel Kingdom
  5. Golden Ratio
  6. Metafeeling
  7. Supersensual
  8. Hotel November Tango
  9. Rational Heartache
  10. Spherical Time II
  11. Suspended Animation
  12. Runaway World
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Added on: July 6, 2021