Drawing Down the Moon

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
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  1. Alternative Press
    80
    Moon is bith dark and sweet, its elegiac tones creating a distinct mood that is at the same time beautiful and heartbreaking. [Oct 2010, p.112]
  2. Bachmann's contributions play a back-seat role to those by Taylor and Fink, who sound as convincing after a seven-year break as they did during Azure Ray's heyday.
  3. 76
    Instead of being tired, Drawing Down the Moon feels loaded with nostalgia, like being welcomed home by an old and very heartsick friend.
  4. Dec 13, 2010
    70
    Listening to this record is something like meeting up with an old friend, one who hasn't developed any bad habits or annoying quirks in the intervening years.
  5. The upside is that it sounds warmly familiar, a reminder of why we missed them in the first place, but the downside is that the album gives very few indications of what Fink and Taylor have learned during their hiatus.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 24, 2010
    10
    Some of these critic reviews are amazing. It's the same ol' story: band comes up with a few well-reviewed albums, then according to theSome of these critic reviews are amazing. It's the same ol' story: band comes up with a few well-reviewed albums, then according to the critics, the diminish in significance or creativity, and when they come back, they're washouts. As an Azure Ray fan I can say it's almost as good as Hold On Love, or perhaps better. I've seen them live recently and I can say they sound much better live than they did 7 years ago. Call it confidence or experience or age, it's obvious that they have polished themselves as musicians and singers, as good as they were 7 years ago. I saw them in Phoenix a few months ago where they had a pretty good reception (about 50 madly cheering fans). This is opposed to 7 years ago when there were about 20 people there to see them, if that. I wish them much more success than that. I can't wait until I see them play a basketball arena or something. They would deserve it. Full Review »