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The Soft Moon - Zeros
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2012 Ratings: #663 / 1105
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
Liked by 2 people
October 30, 2012 / Release Date
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Post-Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
Paste

Vasquez certainly isn’t tiring of this, as he’s fine-tuned his sound even further so it reflects its influences, yet still allows him to chase his personal muses.

70
musicOMH

They are a group that exist solely to make abstruse, dark and head spinning noise. As such, Zeros accomplishes its goals very well.

70
Pitchfork

His songwriting skills are stronger now than they were two years ago and his aesthetic's deep enough that there's probably room enough for more people in those shadows

70
No Ripcord

There is a cool factor to Zeros that seems to transcend a hipness quota, a natural blankness that’s almost character-driven. 

65
Under The Radar

The main surprise on Zeros, though, is that this still sounds like a solo project from Luis Vasquez, rather than a full band effort.

60
FACT Magazine

Ultimately, Zeros is what you might call “power pop” – a sensationalist exercise in force, excess and volume, albeit one sufficiently hooky and groovy to keep the casual listener interested.

60
Consequence of Sound

Not quite accessible to the unsuspecting ears, Zeros appeals in that inexplicable, morose way, propelled by a certain pleasure entwined with the chaos of the uncertain.

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Track List

  1. It Ends 
  2. Machines 
  3. Zeros 
  4. Insides 
  5. Remember The Future 
  6. Crush 
  7. Die Life 
  8. Lost Years 
  9. Want 
  10. ƨbnƎ ƚI

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Added on: October 31, 2012