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Walking Like We Do

The Big Moon

Walking Like We Do

Second album from the London indie rock quartet led by Juliette Jackson and produced by Ben H. Allen III (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Kaiser Chiefs)

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Fiction
UK Release date
10/01/2020
US Release date
10/01/2020
  1. 8.0 |   The Music

    All of these songs are linked by The Big Moon’s honest and endearing lyrics, which are a constant winner throughout the album
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    Always right where they need to be
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  3. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Creatively free, assured but vulnerable, poppy yet innovative; we should all take a leaf out of The Big Moon’s book and starting walking like they do.
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The indie quartet are in a bright mood, though Juliette Jackson can be devastatingly sharp on the disappointments of contemporary womanhood
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    More expansive, darker and that much more intriguing. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Releasing the first high profile album in a new decade brings with it a sense of responsibility. The Big Moon thrive on this, setting out a positive stall as they pick up the baton for what we hope will be a strong year in British pop. The ’20s are off to good start
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    The Big Moon are constantly breathing new life into a genre which sometimes runs stale. For that we should be eternally grateful
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    Zippy guitars and knotted harmonies meet electronic whirrs and propulsive, disco-lite beats as the London four-piece enter a new, exciting phase
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  9. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Now that we know The Big Moon aren’t interested in trying to clone the tuneful guitar pop songs that brought them fans and acclaim, it seems like they want to be one of those acts that grows with their listeners—the best kind of band
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  10. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is pure, unadulterated fun, and nothing more. Taken on its own merits, Walking Like We Do is an unmitigated success, and a timely reminder of the simplicity of youth
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  11. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The Big Moon have stuck to their guns and not followed a path well-trodden but taken all their influences and laid them out without worrying about what they’ve done before or what is expected of them
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  12. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Overall Walking Like We Do signals a band growing up, having fun, and developing their sound
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  13. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The UK quartet pairs glowing synth pads and layered harmonies with a distinctly millennial approach to the possibility of total annihilation
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  14. 6.0 |   Gigwise

    A bold leap that falls short
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  15. 6.0 |   The Observer

    No one could ever mistake this band for sonic outliers, even when they hit their distortion pedals, but Walking Like We Do sets the Big Moon up for much bigger, more mainstream things
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