Moaning

Moaning - Moaning
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2018 Ratings: #535 / 831
User Score
Based on 73 ratings
2018 Ratings: #240
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic
The debut full-length by Los Angeles trio Moaning is an alarmingly focused set of tense, bitter post-punk tunes born from years of busted relationships and emotional distress.
80
Loud and Quiet
Moaning’s most impressive achievement on their self-titled debut LP is stamping their own authority on abrasive post-punk and frantic anthems for a frazzled youth.
80
Northern Transmissions
‘Moaning’ is the sound of three individuals feeling their way through these uncertain times with an album that’s kept on a short leash.
80
Exclaim!
Their first offering accomplishes what it sets out to in a way post-punk fans fearing stagnation will appreciate. As old favourites veer off in new directions or the intensity of their output fades, young newcomers like Moaning are a welcome addition to the genre.
80
Dork

When a record makes you feel, it’s pretty spectacular. ‘Moaning’ is a record that not only does that, but captures an entire generation’s angst and fears into one devastating bottle, finding the best way out of the dark is to scream in its face.

70
Clash

On most tracks, loud choruses and quiet verses and bridges abound, but this lack of subtlety on the dynamics front is paralleled by frontman Sean Solomon’s knack for hooks.

65
The Line of Best Fit
Moaning show flashes of brilliance on their debut full-length. Ultimately however, they’re let down by a lack of dynamism, drowned in their own fuzz and an absence of ideas.
60
DIY
For every aspect of Moaning’s sound, you’re immediately put in mind of a band who’ve recently done it better.
60
No Ripcord

Their precarious perch - straddling the ridge that separates shoegaze from post-punk - results in too many of their melodies and hooks being suffocated by the sheer density of the walls of noise that Moaning are all too happy to build.

BlakeR
78
Nothing new here for the most part but still an enjoyable listen if you're into post post? post punk. I dig
Quand0
NR
чек чек
81
Its mindless post punk but it's done pretty well.
AndrewK
84
Nothing presented here is particularly new or mindblowing. Moaning opt to stick to their very well oiled guns to conjure 10 post-punk bangers. Nothing meanders or overstays its welcome. Its all killer no filler.
CheapandLethal
55
Uninspiring
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Track List

  1. Don't Go
  2. Tired
  3. Artificial
  4. Close
  5. Does This Work for You
  6. The Same
  7. For Now
  8. Useless
  9. Misheard
  10. Somewhere in There
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Added on: November 30, 2017