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Me Moan

Daughn Gibson

Me Moan

Second album from the Pennsylvanian former truck driver, blending country, Americana and electronica

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Sub Pop
UK Release date
08/07/2013
US Release date
09/07/2013
  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A remarkable record that takes a genre rooted in formulae and clichés – country – and spins it into something fresh, compelling and edgy
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  2. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    In a genre of its own
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  3. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    If only David Lynch had Daughn Gibson’s pop sensibility he would be making Me Moan
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  4. 8.0 |   Bowlegs

    Me Moan pulls you in all directions and Gibson is the puppet master pulling at those strings
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    On paper, the sum total of Gibson's elements should be a gimmicky mess. Not even close
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    You will be delighted and intrigued
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Confidently elaborates upon his already impressive vision
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The tracks flow beautifully as a whole, building up to an emotional peak then receding into the shadows to gather strength for the next
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  9. 8.0 |   The Fly

    This mostly-great follow-up is occasionally waylaid by its determination to make bad instruments sound good
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  10. 8.0 |   Q

    An astonishing record that will haunt you long after it's finished playing. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Time Out

    If you took away the bass, the beats and the bagpipes, Me Moan would still be a solid listen. As it is, it’s pretty much indispensable
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  12. 8.0 |   NME

    A dark, difficult listen
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  13. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Might well become a touchstone of modern-day Americana
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  14. 8.0 |   DIY

    For all the added atmospherics, the album never feels overcrowded - Daughn Gibson’s haunting baritone always shines through
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  15. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Daughn Gibson is possessed of a brooding, Scott Walker-esque baritone, and a lyrical imagination to match
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  16. 7.0 |   The 405

    Proves that the rare dazzle of his 2012 debut was certainly no fluke
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  17. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    A challenging effort that rewards as much as it confounds
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  18. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    With Me Moan, he remains committed to staying country at heart while taking on any other appearance on the surface, one by one
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  19. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Gibson shows he's toying with and expanding his formula
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  20. 7.0 |   Spin

    Not quite as derivative as detractors would have you imagine, but nor is he the second coming of Scott Walker
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  21. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Me Moan is a flawed work, but even those who decide it’s not for them are likely to concede that no one else quite sounds like Gibson right now
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  22. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Tough to pigeonhole, this is music made for late night listening
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  23. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    A bit heavy handed in places – bombastic, even – and sometimes veers into straight-up country music
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  24. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    It’s an uneven record that lacks the spark of its predecessor, but a more diverse and accessible follow-up from an artist who’s laudably willing to take risks
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  25. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    An almost comically deep, rich baritone croon, it carries echoes of Scott Walker, Nick Cave, Elvis Presley
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  26. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Every so often, Gibson's evil Elvis bent can become a little comedic but the pitch-black pitch suits his material down to the ground
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  27. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    Even on its best songs, though, Me Moan can’t shake its greatest shortcoming: Gibson’s voice is sadly misused throughout
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