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New Moon

The Men

New Moon

Third album from the Brooklyn hardcore punk outfit following up 2012's well-received second release Open You Heart

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  1. 9.1 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    One of the most sincere and rewarding rock bands in recent memory
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  2. 9.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Cements The Men as one of the most exciting rock acts today, no matter who they’re listening to or, most importantly, who they’re redefining
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  3. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    With so many good potential paths to choose from, it’s hard to blame The Men for not wanting to settle on just one
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  4. 8.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    They’re simply making the music they want to make without worrying about what comes tomorrow
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  5. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    A homey, gut-warming batch of tunes that erratically juggle nostalgia, craft, and ass-kicking abandon
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  6. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    Counts as the band's most cohesive statement yet
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  7. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s full of unquestionably great songs, yet the abrupt changes in pace, tone and style are going to annoy plenty of people
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    Far from sticking to Buzzcocks, it’s easier to imagine The Men as wayward explorers, drifting between influences and genres however they please
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  9. 8.0 |   The 405

    Their sounds are so varied that they avoid being lumbered with one dead scene or another
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  10. 8.0 |   All Music

    The melodic evolution feels more and more like the Men are trying to separate themselves from an ever-growing sea of second-wave noise rock bands
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  11. 8.0 |   NME

    They're still treating imperfection and spontaneity as a virtue
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  12. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    As honest and as shamelessly exhilarating as the best rock music always should be
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  13. 8.0 |   Blurt

    The Men almost casually demonstrate a mastery of song-based rock & roll that usually comes from decades of work
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  14. 7.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A more casual affair by The Men, a perfectly passable rock record by a band with the talent to pull that off and without the anxiety that you’ll want to pay attention
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  15. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Every song incorporates something new into a familiar mix, and it never backfires
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  16. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Their most diverse form to date
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  17. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Overdriven, overblown and utterly exciting, it might be nothing new, but it’s a thunderous reminder as to why rock is so enduring
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  18. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    New Moon reminds you that the Men can go pretty much anywhere they please
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  19. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The passion remains fully intact. Print edition only

  20. 6.0 |   Art Rocker

    They sound like they’re having a whale of a time, with a wealth of genres seeping in
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  21. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Moves to a slightly different pace and zip, with lap steel and acoustic guitar providing the punctuation marks on a bunch of more considered and less visceral songs
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  22. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Cohesion, The Men have clearly decided, is not their bag. Print edition only

  23. 6.0 |   Q

    Noisy Brooklyn quartet dabble in Americana. Print edition only

  24. 5.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Weaker moments consistently outshine its brighter ones, leaving the listener with an album half-full of both indelible sonic fury and equally forgettable missteps
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  25. 4.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The cumulative effect of lumping so many competing ideas together is a mess. A frustratingly muddled mess
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  26. 4.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The genre-hopping sequence of tracks renders New Moon unfocused
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