Waiting For The Moon - Tindersticks
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  • Summary: The sixth studio LP for the distinctive English band is preceded by the EP "Don't Even Go There" (which shares one track with the album).
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
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  1. Waiting For The Moon is a welcome and singularly strong addition to one of the most impressive catalogues in modern music.
  2. Magnetic.... There isn't an uninteresting song on the whole thing. [#5, p.110]
  3. An album of assured breadth, filled with a renewed self-confidence.
  4. A startling collection of heart-bruising ballads reminiscent of Nick Cave at his most maudlin. [Aug 2003, p.115]
  5. We're on familiarly bleak and gloomy (although not entirely unironic) Tindersticks ground here and, in the case of this band, familiarity certainly doesn't breed contempt.
  6. 80
    A wounded angel of a pop record ono which malice and sorrow are offset by rapturous surges of strings. [#60, p.117]
  7. Tindersticks have always made music that conjures up smoke: songs that are elusive, wispy and ephemeral, sung by men with somewhat rough smokers' voices. With Waiting for the Moon, unfortunately, little remains once the smoke clears.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. nikosk
    Jun 23, 2003
    8
    great album for all tinder fans...as long as you dont expect radical style changes... closer to the atmosphere of their 2nd one
  2. al
    Jun 17, 2004
    8
    i don't think its their best album, certainly it isn't their worst , but it got the best song they have ever write: my oblivion

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