Moose Blood - Blush
They haven’t lost their talent for punchy guitar riffs, wonderful melodies and lyrics that feel like they’re singing the story of your life, but the flow of the album is disruptive and at points uninteresting.
Originality7.5
Lyrics7.5
Replay Value5.5
Instrumentation5.8
Overall Impact6.3
We Liked...
  • That it's lyrically sound
  • Acoustic compositions!
We Didn't Like
  • It's too mainstream
  • Disruptive flow
6.5Overall Score
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Always a fan of albums that aim for the nostalgic atmosphere – M83’s Junk being an example – and typically I would be going crazy for music from Moose Blood. I’m a crazy sentimental nutcase. So when Moose Blood finally announced their second album Blush, I was for sure thrilled, albeit being slightly fangirling, bouncing off the walls with excitement.  Their 2014 debut I’ll Keep You in Mind, From Time To Time was fantastic with Swim Down and Cherry, so I was pumped for the next step in their career. It was never going to be an easy follow up.

Highlights from the album are Shimmer and Sway, a beautiful combination of acoustics and lyrical content. Some elements of the album are ultra-sweet and bang on with what you would expect from the four piece from Canterbury, but overall it doesn’t hold up to expectation. Lead track Honey was more commercially successful, being one of summer’s best hits, but it sounds like a generic hit aimed for the mainstream audience that has no sense of diversity, just something good to dance to when off their heads. Not saying that everyone is like that.

They haven’t lost their talent for punchy guitar riffs, wonderful melodies and lyrics that feel like they’re singing the story of your life, but the flow of the album is disruptive and at points uninteresting. It does have its standout moments and it’s still definitely worth a listen to if you enjoyed Moose Blood previous works.

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