Under the Pale Moon - Wymond Miles
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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut from the Fresh and Onlys' guitarist.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. Jul 3, 2012
    83
    Miles offers some reasons to persevere--if only to enjoy the comfort of clever, heartfelt pop music.
  2. Jun 27, 2012
    80
    Under the Pale Moon carries an enormous amount of emotional and existential weight, yet it doesn't sound like the process of acting on impulses. If anything, it exhibits the fine essence of song craft, containing each song's individual mood against different echoes of similar themes in songs both before and after.
  3. Sep 10, 2012
    80
    Unlike its meandering, esoteric predecessor, the gorgeous Under the Pale Moon is an affair more focused in thought and sincere in song.
  4. Jun 15, 2012
    75
    Under The Pale Moon pays homage to the pasty romantics of '80s pop, the dramatic crooners of years further past, the intriguingly depraved icons of post-punk, and several others without sounding like a pastiche or a mere exercise in genre tourism.
  5. Jun 28, 2012
    72
    It's a document of what he needed to get out in that moment.
  6. Jun 15, 2012
    70
    By blurring the lines of his influences, Wymond Miles has been able to create an album that is very much a reflection of his own vision and personality.
  7. Jun 19, 2012
    60
    The fury of emotion in these songs may not always come across as clearly as it could, but you can always feel it simmering underneath, and that goes a long way towards the success of Under the Pale Moon. It's got its flaws, and lays a little too close to influences in spots... but it's also a promising debut.

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  1. Jul 24, 2012
    6
    Wymond Miles has just released his debut album "Under The Pale Moon", which is maintained in the alternative, a bit "heavy" sounding climate.Wymond Miles has just released his debut album "Under The Pale Moon", which is maintained in the alternative, a bit "heavy" sounding climate. Guitarist of the Fresh & Onlys through using suppressed filters gave songs like "Strange Desire" and "Pale Moon" - on which is indeed seen a characteristic to the album, especially those guitar & bass instrumental parts' emphasis - a bit mysterious mood of the '80s alluding inter alia the activities of The Smiths. Expand