Here's Willy Moon - Willy Moon
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  • Summary: The debut release for the New Zealand singer is a 1950s-inspired rock album with some hip-hop and dance music influences.
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  1. 80
    It's gimmicky, sure, but also pretty irresistible.
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    80
    Yes, he's a magpie--like, is My Girl really not a Ramones cover?--but Willy Moon is classy, forward-looking and 100 per cent on the money. [May 2013, p.100]
  3. Jun 17, 2013
    70
    The gimmickry of Moon’s music does prevent his debut from ever being labeled as great art, but it certainly doesn’t prevent it from being one of 2013’s most ecstatic, all-out fun albums.
  4. Apr 2, 2013
    60
    Willy Moon's a frail flower compared with Diddley, and his beats are pedestrian next to Swizz's. But he's on to something.
  5. Apr 4, 2013
    60
    It's terrific fun while it lasts, and Moon's knowingly gawky charms just about manage to stave off any lingering Jimmy Ray (remember him?) related doubts, but the general lack of content does offer fairly compromised value for money, and raises questions as to if he'll be able to think of ways to expand his repertoire without ruining the central conceit, or just end up being an oddball one trick pony.
  6. Apr 2, 2013
    60
    It’s hit and miss, but Here’s Willy Moon kind of does what it says on the tin.
  7. Where White’s ‘Shakin’ sweated sassy evil, Moon’s is hamstrung by contrived effort.

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