Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
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RunOfTheMill
May 31st 2012


1476 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm not into Indie much (at all), but I really like this : )

hyllengren
June 5th 2012


23 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

feels like 50% mumford and sons and 50% edward sharpe. It's good, but doesn't feel original or fresh at all.

I'm not getting on the hypetrain

BrianE
June 12th 2012


43 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review, though you should have mentioned King and Lionheart. Best song on the record.

goingphishing
July 25th 2012


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

This band has no where to go but up. Their debut album not only knocked me off my socks, but memorized the entire crowd at their March House of Blues show. 'Dirty Paws' is one of the most delicate tracks on the record, but offers such ornate details that it can be kept on repeat for hours. To say that there isn't much to it is to ignore the intricate details exhibited in live shows. A band of their size and caliber coming from Iceland is not only interesting but impressive as well. I look foreword to seeing what they will do in the future.

Steoandnoodles
August 27th 2012


2832 Comments


It's that sort of Noah & The Whale folky indie thing. =/
Not for me.

Reminds me a little of Typhoon actually but not nearly as good in my opinion.

Douglas
August 28th 2012


9110 Comments


Gotta get this!!!!!!

Digging: The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes

SabertoothMonocle
August 30th 2012


493 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This is bland to the point of being poor

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2012


20857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Playing an accessible brand of indie-folk, Of Monsters and Men deliver an excellent debut LP with 'My Head is an Animal'. Combining the folkiness of Fleet Foxes, the catchiness of Mumford & Sons, and the baroque instrumentation & build-ups of Arcade Fire, the Icelandic sextet have genuine mainstream potential. While the fantastic boy/girl vocals capture your initial attention, the superb musical arrangements keep you coming back. And while there are a few too many "Hey Heys" & "La La La's", the joyous method in which the often emotional lyrics are produced is borderline brilliant. Recommended Tracks: Little Talks, Lakehouse, Mountain Sound & King and Lionheart.

Tyrael
August 31st 2012


20885 Comments


Oh heyyyy

Digging: Darkspace - Dark Space III I

Lenix
August 31st 2012


793 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, this is very nice.

Steoandnoodles
September 1st 2012


2832 Comments


Anyone getting hints of Arcade Fire off these guys?

benkim
September 1st 2012


2109 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I found this to be way too polished for my liking but it is still worth listening to. I have mixed feelings about Little Talks.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
September 2nd 2012


20857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I definitely get a mini Arcade Fire vibe Stephen & I like that.

SmurkinGherkin
October 8th 2012


1769 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

A nice listen but not mush depth to any of it. Wears off quickly.

SmurkinGherkin
October 8th 2012


1769 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

They were put on a decent show at Reading, though. Had a good time watching them and oddly looking forward to doing so again.

barcafan21
October 8th 2012


1915 Comments


i need to get this

Cygnatti
October 8th 2012


21352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

such fun

Digging: Jon Hopkins - Immunity

toxin.
December 10th 2012


12497 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

liked this more
now it's worn off and is kind of meh
Little Talks rules though

Iamthe Nightstars
December 10th 2012


2261 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Little Talks was awesome at first but it got old after a while. I feel like there's a lot of filler on this.

toxin.
December 10th 2012


12497 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeah it got old but it's been a while since I've heard it and so it's starting to get fresh again. I'd say yeah there's filler but imo there's always filler in indie. A lot of those hookless songs just end up boring me to tears, while other people like their intimacy or w/e



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