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Half Moon Run / Sun Leads Me On
Album:Sun Leads Me On Collection:General
Artist:Half Moon Run Added:11/2015
Label:Glassnote Entertaiment 

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Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2015-11-10 
“Sun Leads Me On” Half Moon Run
Second album from the Montreal-based quartet. The band follows up its well-received, largely folky Dark Eyes, with an album that covers much more ground musically. Styles range from Fleet Foxes-type folk-rock and Americana to kraut-rock and electro-pop-rock. Writing was split between two locations—urban, worldly Montreal and sunny, laid-back Southern California. Some of the songs take on a bit more of the California vibe, but on most it’s difficult to tell where they were written. With 13 selections and 48 minutes of music, this is a fabulous album. Highly recommended!
— Francis

Recommended: 8, 5, 2, 4, 7, 3, 1, and 13 ( if clean). FCCs on Track 13 (F-cked)

1. (3:15) Warmest Regards – Easy-going pop-rock in a style that’s very 1970s. Beatles-like harmonies. Flute. Distant trumpet and flugelhorn. Synth flourishes add a bit of a psyche feeling. Really nice starter! **
2. (3:15) I Can’t Figure Out What’s Going On – Mid- to up-tempo indie rock with orchestral support added in just the right measure. Jangly guitars. Big electric guitar solo. ****
3. (3:53) Consider Yourself – Manic, synth-driven kraut rock. Builds into a roaring rocker — with some electric piano and synth infused into the mix. ***
4. (3:52) Hands in the Garden – Soft, expressive and playful folk-rock. Closest track to Fleet Foxes. Cali influence. Adds musical layers throughout, including sunny Beach Boys-type harmonies and a Stevie Wonder-like harmonica solo. ***
5. (4:02) Turn Your Love – Electro-pop marked by a timekeeper synth bass line. Tense. Dense. Bell-like synth notes. Edgy guitar in lead break. Last minute of song wanders through a synth-y, psychedelic haze. ****
6. (4:11) Narrow Margins – Latin American-style, quickly fingerpicked guitar sets the table for a wistful chamber-pop tune. Crisp, airy vocals.
7. (4:06) Sun Leads Me On – Lush, rolling verses. Jangly guitar. Warm, rich harmonies. Very uplifting musically. ***
8. (4:07) It Works Itself Out – Urgent tom-tom-driven rhythm. Syncopated snare. Melody ebbs and flows. Falsetto backing vocals soar. ****
9. (5:01) Everybody Wants – Fingerpicked guitar. Falsetto lead vocals. Church-like choir. Synth orchestra. Song brightens and gains energy toward the end.
10. (0:54) Throes – Simple piano interlude.
11. (2:22) Devil May Care – Americana. Fingerpicked guitar. Colorful, almost spoken vocals and smart lyrics. Bob Dylan-like harmonica solo.
12. (4:01) The Debt – Starts as a ballad. Warbling synth chords and simple yearning vocals. But it builds to an overwhelming cacophonic opus with edgy electric guitar. Then ends quietly.
13. (4:50) Trust – Intriguing, inventive electro-pop. Pulsing synths mixed with intricate rhythm and occasional synth swirls. FCC – F-cked. Audacity “radio-clean” version included on separate disc — I think it should be acceptable. Preview first, if desired.

Track Listing
1.Warmest Regards 7.Sun Leads Me On
2.I Can't Figure Out What's Going On 8.It Works Itself Out
3.Consider Yourself 9.Everybody Wants
4.Hands In The Garden 10.Throes
5.Turn Your Love 11.Devil May Care
6.Narrow Margins 12.The Debt
 13.Trust