History Music / SunKilMoon

1st May '16 6:55:06 PM Doug86
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Their first album ''Ghosts of the Great Highway'' was released in 2003 to great critical acclaim and record sales for any {{Slowcore}} act and for any Mark Kozelek-related project. The next album, a ModestMouse cover album, ''Tiny Cities'' was released to mostly positive reviews in 2005. It was in 2008 that the act got a great deal of critical reception when they released ''April'', a sprawling, folk influenced album. Kozelek followed it up in 2010 with ''Admiral Fall Promises'', on which he was the sole musician. Although the album was met with generally positive reviews, some fans were disappointed in the fact that Kozelek eschewed the layered arrangements that were present on his previous work.

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Their first album ''Ghosts of the Great Highway'' was released in 2003 to great critical acclaim and record sales for any {{Slowcore}} act and for any Mark Kozelek-related project. The next album, a ModestMouse Music/ModestMouse cover album, ''Tiny Cities'' was released to mostly positive reviews in 2005. It was in 2008 that the act got a great deal of critical reception when they released ''April'', a sprawling, folk influenced album. Kozelek followed it up in 2010 with ''Admiral Fall Promises'', on which he was the sole musician. Although the album was met with generally positive reviews, some fans were disappointed in the fact that Kozelek eschewed the layered arrangements that were present on his previous work.



In January of 2014, the band released their sixth album, titled ''Benji'', which continued the lyrical tread set by it's predecessor. The album has been met with some of the most positive reception in Kozelek's career.

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In January of 2014, the band released their sixth album, titled ''Benji'', which continued the lyrical tread set by it's its predecessor. The album has been met with some of the most positive reception in Kozelek's career.
3rd Apr '15 9:17:18 PM PanhandlerHocMagnusAer
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In Janissary of 2014, the band released their sixth album, titled ''Benji'', which continued the lyrical tread set by it's predecessor. The album has been met with some of the most positive reception in Kozelek's career.

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In Janissary January of 2014, the band released their sixth album, titled ''Benji'', which continued the lyrical tread set by it's predecessor. The album has been met with some of the most positive reception in Kozelek's career.
7th Jan '15 9:11:31 PM tenryufan
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* CreatorBreakdown- Much of the content on ''April'' was apparently inspired by the death of Kozelek's one time muse.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes- Just like RHP before them, Sun Kil Moon haven't fared much better with this trope. Want to listen to '''any''' of their albums on vinyl after their initial pressings? Hope you have 75 to 100 dollars on you.



* TroubledProduction- In comparison to Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon had a ''much'' easier time with recording and getting albums out. That is, until ''April'' was released in 2008. Kozelek became hard to deal with, being massively depressed after the death of a one-time muse of his. This caused an ego unseen in the singer-songwriter that made him even more controlling than usual over the instrumentation. As a result, the latest 2 SKM releases have all been instrumentally stripped down to avoid further complications between Kozelek and session musicians.
4th Jan '15 6:37:50 AM ndboy
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* TextlessAlbumCover: ''April'', ''Admiral Fell Promises'' and ''Benji''
7th Mar '14 8:03:27 AM wat
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In Janissary of 2014, the band released their sixth album, titled ''Benji'', which continued the lyrical tread set by it's predecessor. The album has been met with some very positive reviews by several pulications

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In Janissary of 2014, the band released their sixth album, titled ''Benji'', which continued the lyrical tread set by it's predecessor. The album has been met with some very of the most positive reviews by several pulications
reception in Kozelek's career.
2nd Mar '14 11:43:26 AM wat
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Their first album ''Ghosts of the Great Highway'' was released in 2003 to great critical acclaim and record sales for any {{Slowcore}} act and for any Mark Kozelek-related project. The next album, a ModestMouse cover album, ''Tiny Cities'' was released to mostly positive reviews in 2005. It was in 2008 that the act got immense recognition when they released ''April'' to near universal critical acclaim. Using old fashioned folk music, Mark Kozelek got much praise for adding a much needed edge to the genre. The 2010 album ''Admiral Fall Promises'' also got some moderate praise but is usually not considered one of Kozelek's best works.

The band's fourth album, ''Among The Leaves'', continues the trend of sparse instrumentation set by ''Admiral Fall Promises'', however, it also featured a more stream of consciousness lyrical approach. Many critics and fans found themselves confused as to what to think of the new album.

In Janurary of 2014, the band released their fifth album, titled ''Benji'', which has been met with many positive reviews.

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Their first album ''Ghosts of the Great Highway'' was released in 2003 to great critical acclaim and record sales for any {{Slowcore}} act and for any Mark Kozelek-related project. The next album, a ModestMouse cover album, ''Tiny Cities'' was released to mostly positive reviews in 2005. It was in 2008 that the act got immense recognition a great deal of critical reception when they released ''April'' to near universal critical acclaim. Using old fashioned ''April'', a sprawling, folk music, Mark influenced album. Kozelek got much praise for adding a much needed edge to the genre. The followed it up in 2010 album with ''Admiral Fall Promises'' also got Promises'', on which he was the sole musician. Although the album was met with generally positive reviews, some moderate praise but is usually not considered one of Kozelek's best works.

fans were disappointed in the fact that Kozelek eschewed the layered arrangements that were present on his previous work.

The band's fourth fifth album, ''Among The Leaves'', continues the trend of sparse instrumentation set by ''Admiral Fall Promises'', however, it also featured a more stream of consciousness lyrical approach. Many critics and fans found themselves confused as to what to think of the new album.

In Janurary Janissary of 2014, the band released their fifth sixth album, titled ''Benji'', which continued the lyrical tread set by it's predecessor. The album has been met with many some very positive reviews.
reviews by several pulications
17th Feb '14 8:17:10 PM tonagamu
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Their first album ''Ghosts of the Great Highway'' was released in 2003 to great critical acclaim and record sales for any {{Slowcore}} act and for any Mark Kozelek-related project. The next album, a ModestMouse cover album, ''Tiny Cities'' was released to mostly positive reviews in 2005. It was in 2008 that the act got immense recognition when they released ''April'' near universal critical acclaim. Using old fashioned folk music, Mark Kozelek got much praise for adding a much needed edge to the genre. The 2010 album ''Admiral Fall Promises'' also got some moderate praise but is usually not considered one of Kozelek's best works.

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Their first album ''Ghosts of the Great Highway'' was released in 2003 to great critical acclaim and record sales for any {{Slowcore}} act and for any Mark Kozelek-related project. The next album, a ModestMouse cover album, ''Tiny Cities'' was released to mostly positive reviews in 2005. It was in 2008 that the act got immense recognition when they released ''April'' to near universal critical acclaim. Using old fashioned folk music, Mark Kozelek got much praise for adding a much needed edge to the genre. The 2010 album ''Admiral Fall Promises'' also got some moderate praise but is usually not considered one of Kozelek's best works.
7th Feb '14 10:35:50 PM wat
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* NewSoundAlbum: ''April'' which dials back the Neil Young influenced soloing present on ''Ghosts Of The Great Highway'' in favor of a darker, grittier, more acoustic sound,

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''April'' which dials back the Neil Young influenced soloing present on ''Ghosts Of The Great Highway'' in favor of a darker, grittier, more acoustic sound,sound.
7th Feb '14 10:35:25 PM wat
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The new album goes in the same direction as ''Admiral Fall Promises'', but shows Kozelek indulging himself for the first time in his career. Many critics and fans found themselves confused as to what to think of the new album.

Currently, the band is working on a collaboration album with The Album Leaf titled ''Perils From The Deep'', which is slated to be released on April 30 of 2013.

The project's drummer, Tim Mooney, died on June 15th, 2012. Mooney was also the drummer for American Music Club.

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The new album goes in band's fourth album, ''Among The Leaves'', continues the same direction as trend of sparse instrumentation set by ''Admiral Fall Promises'', but shows Kozelek indulging himself for the first time in his career.however, it also featured a more stream of consciousness lyrical approach. Many critics and fans found themselves confused as to what to think of the new album.

Currently, In Janurary of 2014, the band is working on a collaboration album with The Album Leaf titled ''Perils From The Deep'', which is slated to be released on April 30 of 2013.

The project's drummer, Tim Mooney, died on June 15th, 2012. Mooney was also the drummer for American Music Club.
their fifth album, titled ''Benji'', which has been met with many positive reviews.



* TroubledProduction- In comparison to Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon had a ''much'' easier time with recording and getting albums out. That is, until ''April'' was released in 2008. Kozelek became hard to deal with, being massively depressed after the death of a one-time muse of his. This caused an ego unseen in the singer-songwriter that made him even more controlling than usual over the instrumentation. As a result, the latest 2 SKM releases have all been instrumentally stripped down to avoid further complications between Kozelek and session musicians.

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* TroubledProduction- In comparison to Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon had a ''much'' easier time with recording and getting albums out. That is, until ''April'' was released in 2008. Kozelek became hard to deal with, being massively depressed after the death of a one-time muse of his. This caused an ego unseen in the singer-songwriter that made him even more controlling than usual over the instrumentation. As a result, the latest 2 SKM releases have all been instrumentally stripped down to avoid further complications between Kozelek and session musicians.musicians.
* VocalEvolution: From ''Among The Leaves'' onward, Kozelek's voice adopted a more strained, deeper, and more monotone quality.
22nd Mar '13 5:45:56 AM Austin
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''April'', which is arguably the darkest album Kozelek has produced since the release his [[Music/RedHousePainters previous band's]] two [[SelfTitledAlbum self titled releases.]]


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* LighterAndSofter: ''Admiral Fell Promises'' and ''Among The Leaves'' are both more relaxed and a tad bit humorous compared to the dark melancholy of ''April''
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