Silver Dollar Moment

The Orielles - Silver Dollar Moment
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2018 Ratings: #356 / 794
User Score
Based on 53 ratings
2018 Ratings: #235
February 16, 2018 / Release Date
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Heavenly / Label
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The Orielles have crafted a classic debut album. ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ is a delightful, jingling, jangling journey through diverse musical styles and diverting lyrical labyrinths.

Silver Dollar Moment is a stunning debut, and if it doesn't quite reinvent the wheel the way that The Stone Roses did, it does have a uniquely sweet spirit and lighthearted beauty all its own.

The Guardian
Mostly ... this album is a masterclass in how to produce guitar music that feels anything but futile: by making it specific, strange and superior to much of what’s come before.
God Is in the TV

Silver Dollar Moment is certainly a confident album, expanding the band’s palette from the surfy wooze of their earlier EPs with an embrace of all the bells and whistles of an expensive studio.

For all their feel-good, boppy charm, The Orielles have created a truly intelligent indie-pop album with ‘Silver Dollar Moment.’
The 405
It isn’t iconoclastic, so the performance and songwriting really has to be immaculate. Listening to them delivering on their obvious promise is, therefore, a joy.
The Line of Best Fit
This is 45 minutes of the purest indie pop; an idiosyncratic traipse through their expansive musical vocabulary.
Loud and Quiet
Considering the realms in which this album exists in – jangly indie pop, a genre historically not lacking in archive – it’d be easy for this to be an invisible venture. However, it’s not just their forays into hypnagogic pop, their dabbles in disco or the smattering of shoegaze that makes this album stand out from the crowd. No, it’s their disarming charm and canny ability to hit on an earworm melody that right now make them a cut above their contemporaries.
Drowned in Sound
By all accounts a terrific proposition live, The Orielles sound at the moment like a band with huge potential to evolve into something better. Catchy, appealing, reminiscent of lots of other good things yet definitely with a personality of their own, this is a debut with bags of promise.
As a body of work (and possibly down to singer Esme Dee Hand-Halford’s sing-song, feather-light vocal style) the album lacks the punctuation marks needed to really hit hard. Across its 14 tracks, ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ rarely deviates from the same emotional note throughout.
You know when you know how to use a phrase but you aren’t sure of its exact definition? (Like that parent from the 1990’s that referred to every video game system as “the Nintendo”.) Well in trying to describe Silver Dollar Moment, “jangle pop” is the first thing that popped into my head… except I wasn’t sure what that actually meant. Luckily, Google is my friend and told me that jangle pop is “a subgenre of pop rock and college rock that ... read more
good psych-pop album, packed with jams
#2 Old Stuff, New Glass
#3 Sunflower Seeds
#4 Let Your Dog Tooth Grow
#8 Henry's Pocket
Really enjoyable Psychedelic Punk fusion. I love the percussion sprinkles throughout the project and the overall energy. What makes me enjoy this the most is that The Orielles don't sacrifice energy for a nice clean Psychedelic sound. I would say that the largest flaw this project has is that it doesn't change much in tone. While every song is fun and energetic it doesn't give the listener a break making the energy go a little bit stale by the end of the album. Overall, the album is fun for ... read more
Great collection of catchy tunes - and a fantastic live band too - big up Halifax!
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Track List

  1. Mango
  2. Old Stuff, New Glass
  3. Sunflower Seeds
  4. Let Your Dog Tooth Grow
  5. Liminal Spaces
  6. The Sound of Liminal Spaces
  7. I Only Bought It for the Bottle
  8. Henry's Pocket
  9. 48 Percent
  10. Borrachero Tree
  11. Snaps
  12. Blue Suitcase (Disco Wrist)
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Added on: November 23, 2017