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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Canadian post-punk band led by Tim Darcy was recorded in Montreal.
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Beautiful Blue Sky
With the light coming down over your shoulders Saying, "What is that sensation? What is that sensation?" With the light coming down over your... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Sep 21, 2015
    100
    It’s a very special second album that will resonate deeply both with early adopters and the wider audience that Ought will surely capture.
  2. Sep 15, 2015
    85
    Sun Coming Down already feels like a cult classic and an institution that embraces a thousand sides of the punk rock coin while retaining a steadfast originality.
  3. Sep 15, 2015
    80
    Sun Coming Down is Robin Hood-rich with pithy one-liners punctuated by Keen’s hi-hats, crashing through Darcy’s free-associating swarm of noise like that one person in every New York-based rom-com or sitcom wending his way through an avenue packed with people.
  4. Sep 15, 2015
    80
    There’s a marked step forward in the deceptive depth of Sun Coming Down, and Ought perhaps traded in some of their debut longplayer’s immediacy in getting it, but their wit and emotional complexity remain stronger than ever.
  5. Sep 16, 2015
    80
    The way Ought confront modern bleakness is understandably disaffected but ultimately moving and celebratory, in the idealistic tradition of punk.
  6. Oct 2, 2015
    80
    You can hear the staples of alternative music--Wire, Mission of Burma, the Fall--running through every note of their second album. But it’s performed with a kind of relaxed intensity that’s utterly engrossing.
  7. Mojo
    Oct 1, 2015
    60
    Ought's sound is stamped with enough original invention for them to stand tall amongst the art-schooled crowd. [Nov 2015, p.90]

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  1. Sep 28, 2015
    8
    Ought's debut record, More Than Any Other Day, was one of my favorite releases of 2014, and a definite highlight for rock music this decade. IOught's debut record, More Than Any Other Day, was one of my favorite releases of 2014, and a definite highlight for rock music this decade. I am happy to report that their sophomore release, only one year after the first, is another fantastic installment of erratic, spontaneous post-punk. I don't believe it is as strong as the debut: the songwriting is not as memorable, and there is not as much instrumental diversity, but if you enjoyed the first record, I have no doubts that this one will scratch your post-punk itch. Expand