Oak Island - Nightlands
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  • Summary: This is the second solo release for The War On Drugs' Dave Hartley as Nightlands.
  • Record Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Noise Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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  1. An album of pristine beauty and shimmering harmonic structure.
  2. Jan 22, 2013
    77
    Nightlands have created something that's utterly self-contained.
  3. Jan 22, 2013
    70
    Oak Island, just out on Secretly Canadian, is a logical extension of that debut's theme and style, but is better crafted--or perhaps just better served--and stands as a good example of how subtlety can sneak up on a person and pack a desolate punch.
  4. Mar 1, 2013
    70
    Oak Island does for Chicago what Panda Bear's Personal Pitch did for The Beach Boys. [Apr 2013, p.74]
  5. Jan 24, 2013
    62
    When he lets loose with a gloriously pretty and groovy synth-funk piece like "Rolling Down the Hill," you just wish he would move farther in that direction and ditch the hackneyed MOR harmonies that are given too much place on the rest of Oak Island.
  6. Mar 21, 2013
    60
    The album is rich in texture but light on memorable melodies.
  7. Jan 22, 2013
    55
    Oak Island certainly feels more homogenized in comparison [to his debut]. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.88]

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