Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    While on indie-rockier tracks like Judgement it can be offputtingly bloodless, their sound is more often beautiful and atmospheric.
  2. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    Dark Eyes suggests they have the potential to be massive, if they can just work that out.
  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.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 10, 2014
    10
    Absolutely amazing. I can't get enough of this album, and this is coming from a harsh music critic. I made a metecritic account just to giveAbsolutely amazing. I can't get enough of this album, and this is coming from a harsh music critic. I made a metecritic account just to give this album a 10. Full Review »
  2. 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 thatHalf 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. Full Review »