Dark Eyes - Half Moon Run
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  • Record Label: Glass Note
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    Dark Eyes suggests they have the potential to be massive, if they can just work that out.
  2. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    While on indie-rockier tracks like Judgement it can be offputtingly bloodless, their sound is more often beautiful and atmospheric.
  3. Aug 9, 2013
    70
    Formed via a craigslist ad, the band's internal anonymity is hardly relative with regard to its cohesiveness, as each track on the brainy yet intuitive Dark Eyes sounds like the sum of its parts, but there is enough space between those parts to suggest a sort of unspoken agreement to avoid any sort of showboating.
  4. While the music works when it’s slow, sparse and emotional, the band’s debut comes into its own when it steps up the pace.
  5. 60
    Such drama [as on Full Circle or Unofferable], though, is absent from Dark Eyes' second half, most of which could have been crafted in the 90s and, for all Portielje's efforts, is too sterile to excite.
  6. Aug 20, 2013
    60
    At times, there's tantalising echoes of Radiohead at their most accessible alongside more soulful diversions. [Sep 2013, p.104]
  7. Aug 13, 2013
    60
    Not quite enough to give Win Butler the vapours, but not far off it. [Sep 2013, p.90]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 27, 2014
    9
    Half Moon Run's Debut album is a powerful entrance to a saturated Montreal indie-rock scene. Driven by smart, sexy and powerful lyrics that dive in the realms of drug abuse, adultery and death, this Canadian band has big things ahead of them. Expand