Moondagger - Deastro
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Moondagger is a tune-rich excursion into lo-fi romanticism, with 'Parallelogram’s' multitracked vocals harmonizing over a groundswell of glockenspiels sharing DNA with Animal Collective.
  2. Far from the naval-gazing, self-conscious banality one might expect from such a young artist, Moondagger is filled with moments of philosophical prowess and intelligence.
  3. It's accomplished and impressive always, but sometimes to the point of verging on an overstuffed din.
  4. Because the album is so continuously lush and candy-coated with a shoegaze gleam, no particular song really sticks out. Instead, hooks surface slowly from the electro-wash, rewarding repeated listens.
  5. Deastro never succumb to trite suburban ennui affections, sounding like they're having the time of their lieves as they navigate the percolations and gurgles of this riotous album. [Summer 2009, p.70]
  6. It's exhausting but charming. [Aug 2009, p.104]
  7. There's nothing here that sounds di?erent to the countless other acts doing the same thing: there's nothing otherworldly about being so quotidian.
  8. 40
    If his lyrics do have merit Chabot obscures them with generic electro-riffs. [Aug 2009, p.98]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JohnB.
    Aug 16, 2009
    8
    This album really deserves higher than a 65 rating. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but the technical wizardry and songcraft on This album really deserves higher than a 65 rating. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but the technical wizardry and songcraft on display here are simply stunning. Full Review »
  2. JR
    Aug 15, 2009
    7
    Like many other shimmering electro acts this year but each song has it's own pretty piece to it.