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  • Summary: This is the fourth album for the North Carolina rock trio who at one time were in a band with Justin Vernon named DeYarmond Edison.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 20, 2011
    83
    Megafaun is as distinctive as its predecessors, showing a prettier, more approachable side to a band that appears to be constantly evolving.
  2. Sep 19, 2011
    80
    Though they challenge genre convention with their choices of instruments and ambitious arrangements, Megafaun have made careful, spot-on assessments of what actually works within the framework of traditional roots music.
  3. Sep 20, 2011
    80
    Throughout Megafaun, the balance between expectation and surprise is maintained neatly.
  4. Sep 23, 2011
    80
    It's apparent they're looking to construct a big tent for everyone to fit in, and unsurprisingly they're succeeding wildly.
  5. Oct 5, 2011
    80
    Yet aside from that one cut, Megafaun's self-titled album seamlessly integrates an easy-going tuneful-ness with a nearly mystical devotion to tone and texture.
  6. Sep 19, 2011
    78
    Megafaun may be their most immediately ingratiating, rewarding LP yet, as well-suited for a night strapped into headphones as it is a lazy Sunday morning, dancing around the bedroom, munching casually on a pasta breakfast.
  7. Sep 23, 2011
    70
    It might not be entirely mega, but there's enough to fawn over with this robust collection of breezy and inventive Americana.

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