Moon Tides - Pure Bathing Culture
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  • Summary: The full-length debut for Vetiver's Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille was produced by Richard Swift of The Shins.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
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  1. Aug 14, 2013
    90
    It politely demands your attention; it wants to transport you elsewhere, to a place in which to daydream and reflect. Hindman and Versprille were absolutely right to go it alone; they’ve made a beautiful album.
  2. Aug 15, 2013
    80
    Even when your attention starts to drift, your mind still stays within the psychedelic-tinged world the album inhabits.
  3. Aug 20, 2013
    80
    Moon Tides is an assuredly confident move, and there’s so much to take in by this band. Even if they do more than tangentially sound a little like a certain Baltimore group.
  4. 70
    Moon Tides is a daydream, not a rollercoaster ride, and if you’re not enchanted with the album from its earliest moments you’re unlikely to find anything that will catch your attention down the line.
  5. Aug 14, 2013
    68
    The dynamic between the wobbly production and the sturdy songwriting defines Moon Tides, though I wouldn’t say it causes any tension. Conflict is clearly something avoided within the tenets of Pure Bathing Culture. But it does result in a listening experience that causes more ambivalence than it probably should.
  6. Aug 14, 2013
    60
    They've created a splendidly polite fusion of Fleetwood Mac and the Cocteau Twins. [Sep 2013, p.86]
  7. Aug 23, 2013
    60
    If no particular tracks pop out from the others, it's as much a testament to the record's consistency as its limited range.

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