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Moondust For My Diamond

Hayden Thorpe

Moondust For My Diamond

Second solo album from the former Wild Beasts frontman and multi-instrumentalist produced by Richard Formby and Nathan Jenkins

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Thorpe achieves a balance of high-shine electro-pop, gauzy ambient flow and jazzier acoustic elements that couldn't be more attuned to his formidable skillset. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    As its name implies, Moondust For My Diamond makes a great late night listen – and at the same time offers plenty of evidence that Hayden Thorpe is growing apace. He has without doubt made one of the albums of the year
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Moondust For My Diamond is exquisite, and will only grow in stature over time, as only the very best albums do
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    Hayden Thorpe is still feeling out the next leg of his musical journey, but has the distinct advantage of making every left turn he takes sound assured
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  5. 7.0 |   All Music

    Though its smoothness sometimes makes Moondust for My Diamond a little less immediate than Diviner, it's the perfect complement to that album's somber reflections and another confident step forward in his creative journey
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  6. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Former Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe combines electropop with R&B-influenced vocals and ambient into an effective, coherent sound on his second solo LP
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  7. 6.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s nice to hear Thorpe stretch out beyond what he made his name with in Wild Beasts, and the album does offer some nice expansions on themes and compositional ideas from his debut. But, all in all, too much of Moondust for My Diamond gets lost in its own glittery haze
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  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Moondust For My Diamond stays the right kind of precious. Print edition only

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