• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Aug 29, 2013
    With its mix of deep voice and sentiment with hooks and loops the'd suit a dancefloor, Me Moan is a uniquely epic album that puts the Double O into croon.
  2. Aug 1, 2013
    Although there are moments on the album that, despite its ambition, simply feel like fool’s gold, others—like the honky-tonk-slash-futura-disco of “Phantom Rider”--shine like veritable gold flakes.
  3. Magnet
    Jul 17, 2013
    The production is crisper, the songs seem less abrupt, and the vocals are less murky. [No. 100, p.53]
  4. 80
    You might not want to run into Daughn Gibson on a lonely night, but you’d be a fool if you didn’t listen to him push things forward with such noirish flair.
  5. Jul 11, 2013
    Gibson radiates confidence and a taste for the unexpected.
  6. Jul 11, 2013
    It’s exciting to listen to an artist just go for it, and that’s obviously what Me Moan is: an attempt to synthesize genres of music that don’t quite belong together.
  7. Uncut
    Jul 10, 2013
    Traditionally, country music and club-derived electronics make for awkward bedfellows, but it's a testament to the strength of Gibson's strange vision that Me Moan might well become a touchstone of modern-day Americana. [Aug 2013, p.66]
  8. Q Magazine
    Jul 10, 2013
    It's strong medicine for sure, but also an astonishing record that will haunt you long after it's finished playing. [Aug 2013, p.98]
  9. Jul 10, 2013
    Me Moan is a challenging effort that rewards as much as it confounds, and really doesn’t bring us anywhere closer to understanding Gibson’s true guise.
  10. Jul 10, 2013
    While All Hell felt imbued with danger and intrigue, on Me Moan, the people pulled off to highway shoulder are never in any real distress upon closer inspection. They just stepped out to check a map.
  11. Jul 10, 2013
    Me Moan is a flawed work, but even those who decide it’s not for them are likely to concede that no one else quite sounds like Gibson right now. With genuine originality at a premium these days, that’s to be wholeheartedly applauded.
  12. 70
    The songs on Mr. Gibson’s second album, Me Moan, are dark and often elusive.
  13. Jul 9, 2013
    Gibson shows he's toying with and expanding his formula.
  14. 70
    On his sophomore LP, Me Moan, Gibson manages to dig even deeper while never lifting a knee from the alters of Hank and Willie.
  15. Jul 8, 2013
    Me Moan sounds like nothing else out there; it's completely original.
  16. Jul 8, 2013
    The melodies and rhythmic accents here hang together as decent hooks, if not poppy ones.
  17. Jul 8, 2013
    Because for all the added atmospherics, the album never feels overcrowded - Daughn Gibson’s haunting baritone always shines through.
  18. Jul 8, 2013
    On his debut for Sub Pop Records, Gibson comes off as a sound collage artist feverishly darting from one idea to the next.
  19. 80
    The songs on Me Moan are steeped in sinister intimations of bad desires, wanderlust and dark secrets, essayed with varying degrees of intelligibility over arrangements that mostly eschew the commonplace.
  20. Jul 8, 2013
    Me Moan is a remarkable record that takes a genre rooted in formulae and clichés--country--and spins it into something fresh, compelling and edgy. A stunning follow up.
  21. Jul 1, 2013
    The Carlisle, PA's artist's charming wordplay and gallows humor are magnified on his ambitious second album and Sub Pop debut. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.87]
  22. Jul 1, 2013
    If you stand back and appreciate the whole, like a Monet, you will be delighted and intrigued.
  23. Jul 1, 2013
    This mostly-great follow-up is occasionally waylaid by its determination to make bad instruments sound good.
  24. 80
    The album’s cohesiveness and its lush sonic range are clearly among the benefits of improved production, and Gibson has made good use of his new toys. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that few of the album’s highlights quite match up to the strange magic captured by All Hell’s finest moments.

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