Luna - The Aliens
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  • Summary: The Scottish band that includes three members of the Beta Band releases its sophomore album.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
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  1. Luna isn’t for the faint-hearted, fashion-conscious or dull-witted. Kooks fans seeking a challenge should keep exploring the outer reaches of The Fratellis’ oeuvre. But for people after a patchouli-scented patchwork of thought-provoking musicality, The Aliens have landed.
  2. 80
    This follow-up to The Aliens' debut "Astronomy For Dogs" keeps the faith. [Oct 2008, p.109]
  3. 'Boats,' which sounds like the sun rising over Laurel Canyon after a heavy night, and the battered, beautiful 'Blue Mantle' make a moving finale to an otherwise frustrating record.
  4. Much of the album is comprised of moiody, softly undulating numbers whose beauty is offset by a frictioness drift which prevents them from truly taking hold. [Dec 2009, p.108]
  5. Luna is enjoyable enough to listen to, and a lot of Beta Band followers will find plenty to enjoy here, but it's ultimately an album I didn't like as much as I wanted to, and one that doesn't really find its footing until it's almost over.
  6. 40
    When ever Gordon Anderson admits to being "lost inside the chasms of my mind," therre seems little hope for the rest of us. [Nov 2008, p.87]

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  1. MC
    Oct 29, 2008
    Love this band, this album really sinks after a couple listens.