Donkeyboy’s “Silver Moon” Album Review

Published March 08th 2012 by
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Having listened to Donkeyboy’s sophomore album Silver Moon for the past week, it has easily become one of the best albums to be released this year. Its strong melodies and great production make it one of the best electro pop albums I’ve ever heard. Out of the twelve tracks, nine of them are brilliant while the other three are decent songs but I find myself skipping them on each listen. The three include Drive, Out of Control and All Up to You, but they are definitely not filler tracks.

The second single, Pull of the Eye, could be defined as the best song on the album. It’s much more instant than the first single City Boy because of it’s ridiculously catchy melody. Darkest Night is just that, a night time song created with a melancholic melody and creates the perfect night atmosphere. No More Movies is very simplistic, but that’s what makes it so easy to get into. It’s not a stand out track but it becomes a favourite very quick. On Fire has an 80’s sound and it’s another strong track. If an 80’s song was given polished production from 2012, On Fire is what it would sound like. Get Up is a clear contender for the third single. Like Pull of the Eye, it features guest vocals from Norwegian Idol singer Linnea Dale. We Can Be Friends and Stay are again both strong tracks and end the album on a high.

Unlike most albums, the quality of the songs on Silver Moon doesn’t deteriorate by the end of the album. The album sounds best when played the whole way through instead of listening to individual songs. The songs are arranged really well in the track listing.

Silver Moon is available worldwide via iTunes.