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Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Australian quartet led by Nai Palm features a guest appearance from Arthur Verocai.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 25, 2021
    Hiatus Kaiyote have crafted something brilliant with Mood Valiant – an album that’s effortlessly likable, commandingly confident, and rich with heart and soul.
  2. Jun 25, 2021
    Although all this could have resulted in Hiatus Kaiyote's wildest and most triumphant material, Mood Valiant is intimate and romantic more than anything else.
  3. Jun 25, 2021
    Altogether, 'Mood Valiant' is a joyous, frolicking ode to renewed life. It signals a strong return for Hiatus Kaiyote.
  4. Mojo
    Jul 2, 2021
    Vibrant and uninhibited, dotted with rule-bending twists, Mood Valiant is the sound of summer. [Aug 2021, p.88]
  5. Jun 25, 2021
    Surviving as they have, Hiatus Kaiyote sound livelier than before. Every inch of Mood Valiant drips with love and togetherness for the band, with no single contributor stealing the show for very long.
  6. Jun 28, 2021
    On their best album yet, Hiatus Kaiyote shine by building an architecture around these emotions, coming alive when they allow themselves to be more than just a great band.
  7. Jun 28, 2021
    All their little watermarks reappear. We get irregular time signatures, birdsong and other found sounds; long, wordless passages and tricksy skits; and an intoxicating confidence in their arrangements.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jun 27, 2021
    Though not as vivid as Choose Your Weapon, this album is by far their cleanest and most thoughtful project yet.

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