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  • Summary: The five-track EP from Canadian musician Spencer Krug's solo project Moonface was recorded while he had been living in Finland.
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  • Record Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. 85
    The record works perfectly as a coda to what sounded like an unusually comfortable period in Spencer’s life. It’s not quite as unadorned, not quite as intimate, as Julia--opener “The Fog” has its title represented by jarring clouds of synths which break through the eight note motif that underpins the entire song--but you can still tell that all fifteen of Piano Man Spencer’s songs came from the same place.
  2. Sep 18, 2014
    80
    Overall, it could use more joyous highs to balance out the lows. But still, his classical piano chops mean there’s never a dull moment--even with eight-and 10-minute tracks.
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    80
    Aside from its musical merits--like, it’s really beautiful--the City Wrecker EP is interesting in a typical kind of meta-Krug way.
  4. Under The Radar
    Dec 19, 2014
    75
    Krug is turning out some of the most beautiful and lyrically compelling songs around. [Dec 2014, p.88]
  5. Sep 18, 2014
    70
    This is the first true repetition of musical focus in the Moonface catalog, and yet these five songs feel subtly different that the sweeping nature of Julia With Blue Jeans On.
  6. Sep 15, 2014
    70
    The EP feels like a great extension of Julia with Blue Jeans On, and one can't help but wonder what phase Krug will develop toward with the next Moonface installment as he moves from one place to the next.
  7. 67
    Spending more time alone with the grand piano has helped Krug open up the personal side of his lyrics, limiting the symbolism somewhat in favor of more direct emotional lines.

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