Moonfire - Boy & Bear
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the indie band from Australia was recorded in Nashville with producer Joe Chiccarelli.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 20, 2012
    80
    Enjoyable stuff. [Feb 2012, p.81]
  2. 60
    There's plenty to enjoy.
  3. Jan 18, 2012
    60
    Their sound is instantly familiar - equal parts Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons and Coldplay - but executed with sufficient exuberance to avoid any staleness. [Feb. 2012, p.101]
  4. Feb 10, 2012
    60
    Generally Moonfire is an album big on melody, heart and hooks.
  5. Jan 18, 2012
    50
    Boy & Bear sound more like a personality-free replica of a radio-friendly sub-genre of the folk tradition, and fall way short of convincing us that they're the real deal.
  6. Feb 8, 2012
    50
    Moonfire is a perfectly nice album, one that would provide a suitable soundtrack to a warm, summer evening. However, if you're looking for something to captivate and engage you, then look elsewhere.
  7. 40
    Their rootsy rattle'n'roll fails to connect with anything more grabbing than a vague lyrical nostalgia.
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  1. Nov 10, 2013
    10
    A fantastic album with incredible songs from start to finish. Boy & Bear have some of the best harmonies I have heard in recent years. My favourite of their songs is Beach which I love for its captivating vocals and guitar. Expand