Moose Blood
I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time


3.5
great

Review

by dogsarefriendly USER (15 Reviews)
December 15th, 2014 | 15 replies


Release Date: 10/07/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: it takes me back to growing up

Moose Blood fit snugly into the emo-rock scene alongside other bands like Tigers Jaw and Basement, producing a debut album heavy with the pessimism and sadness that is to be expected from the genre but with a pleasing sense of nostalgia thrown into the mix. “I’ll Keep You In Mind From Time To Time” is a break-up album that can be enjoyed by anyone, irrespective of recent or distant heartbreak.

The album opens with "Cherry" - a sobering throwback to an earlier time in the singer’s life which gives off the impression of a man on his knees amongst the ashes of a failed relationship, searching for meaning in the remnants. The song, as well as others on the album ("I Hope You're Miserable", "Swim Down"), do tick the genre-wide cliché of love-lost, however there is a sense of realness and honesty that is present throughout the entire album.

Something I like about Moose Blood is that they are from the UK. It shouldn't make much of a difference where a band hails from so long as the music is good, and true as that may be; the voice of a British man just works very well with this style of music. This is simply because the British can be ***ing miserable and being from Scotland myself I can vouch for that.

It’s not all “doom and gloom” however; the album for the most part is upbeat, especially “I Hope You Miss Me” , “Pups” and "Bukowski". The driven tempo stops the lyrics from being too sad and overbearing however as a full piece the album is quite depressing.

For me, there is a distinctly nostalgic feel to the album as the music reminds me a lot of bands I listened to growing up like Brand New and Taking Back Sunday. The beauty of this genre is that even a brand new album can feel like a blast from the past. Although Moose Blood are somewhat similar to other bands doing the same thing, they are unique enough to merit a listen and they have a lot of potential.



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dogsarefriendly
December 15th 2014


48 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I Hope You're Missing Me: http://youtu.be/iAsvyOgmfuI

skoopy48
December 15th 2014


1862 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Such a good album

dogsarefriendly
December 15th 2014


48 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

yeah it's really good, was tempted to give it a 4 actually

VultureToes
December 24th 2014


5 Comments


Bukowski is a cracker! Cool review dude

pmmets07
January 14th 2015


5984 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

catchy album but the lyrics are really uninteresting

Kurai
January 14th 2015


34 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Pretty good review, although not as high a score as I would have given it haha.

dogsarefriendly
January 28th 2015


48 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

you gave it a higher score

Nikkolae
July 6th 2015


5132 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

well i wouldnt say its on the same level as Basement but its a nice album, if not little else

nylertickel2
August 5th 2015


262 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This shit slap. Sounds nothing like Basement though.....

NightProwler
August 22nd 2015


7005 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

To keep warm, I'll bring a sweater,

You can have mine, it looks better,

and honestly, you can take it hooome

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dmp3131
October 13th 2015


1187 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lots of real good stuff here.

Hopelust
April 12th 2016


2647 Comments


What's this all about. No idea how it got on my albums list on spotify but here it is.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2016


54960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The bring a sweater song is great

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Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
July 28th 2016


13979 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

do u wanna come over later

to my house?

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AsleepInTheBack
July 28th 2016


3620 Comments


We brits are a pretty miserable lot. And sweet review



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