Among the Leaves - Sun Kil Moon
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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for Sun Kil Moon contains 17 tracks of music made primarily on a nylon string guitar.
  • Record Label: Caldo Verde Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Dec 12, 2012
    90
    This is a bold, honest and carefree collection that, rather than announcing Kozelek's frustrated retirement, seems set to point to new and exciting musical adventures.
  2. Aug 8, 2012
    80
    The sense of isolation, longing and homesickness are palpable. But he's also wry and darkly funny, self-referential, and self-deprecating too. [Sep 2012, p.95]
  3. May 29, 2012
    70
    Sprawling but consistently clean and light, Among the Leaves is sprightlier than much of Kozelek's previous work.
  4. 70
    With 17 tracks, Kozelek proves that he in fact can write a song under the five-minute mark, can be bright and bereaved in equal measure, and can even have a little fun doing this whole music thing.
  5. May 29, 2012
    63
    Kozelek's guitar playing is predictably tremendous, what with all those incessant triads and nervous arpeggios. But at 17(!) tracks, many of them floundering for melody and meaning, this is the first SKM release to spin its wheels.
  6. Ultimately what this record lacks is any sense of audacity or ambition.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    8
    Just simple acoustic guitar songs. Lyrics are great, lots of cool little stories to be found in this album. He's one of the best songwriters active today. Expand