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Vinyl, April 21, 2012
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One of the highlights of this album are the two songs written by guitarist Sean Eden, who provides lead vocals for the first and last time on a Luna album. Broken Chair and Still at Home sound somewhat different than typical Luna, but are beautiful and feature the amazing guitar work that has become synonymous with the band.
If you have never listened to Luna before, I highly recommend this album, as well as their third release Penthouse. These two albums are Luna at their finest.
Having said that, this their final swansong (so they say) is as sublime as prime Luna gets, and is quite possibly their most consistently brilliant disc to date. As criminally under appreciated as they have been all their career, even mainstream critics have had to cop to the sheer blissful beauty that is "Rendezvous". Favoring a stripped-down back to basics approach, it's everything Luna should be: mysterious, witty, sexy, poignant, deep, celestial and delicious. Like Luna's best work, it's as comfortable as a chat with an old friend, yet so fresh and nuanced that it gets better with repeated listenings. Wareham's poetically absurd yet touching lyrics are the key as usual. His secret is never coming off as too snide or pleased with himself, or just plain sarcastic as many in this genre can. He's an artsy fartsy New York hipster who's never too cool bear his sensitive, tender heart.Read more ›
Why isnt this CD their best? There's a few tracks that are too quiet and drowsy-sounding for my tastes, but they aren't so bad. I'm thinking of The Owl and Pussycat, Broken Chair, and Motel Bambi. The falsetto voice in Broken Chair I could do without.
All of the other tracks are top-rate. Still at Home is a great track that builds nicely. Buffalo Boots drives forward with great guitar-work and drums. Cindy Tastes of BBQ is classic Luna -- ironic, witty and intelligent. The re-do of Astronaut has the warmer guitar-sound that all of the other tracks have, and it is a fine revision of one of Luna's best "pop" songs.
Luna is a great band and I am speechess that this will be their last CD. They'll never find this chemistry again if they disperse to other bands.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If your a fan of Luna (or even Galaxy 500) get this one now. It's my personal favorite after Lunkpark and Penthouse. Read morePublished 13 months ago by All-access Customer
Luna is simply an excellent band. Tracks 6, 7, and 9 are pure bliss. I'd thought I'd owned all the band's music until this gem turned up in a random Pandora session. Read morePublished on August 20, 2012 by E. Brooks
This one doesn't have the hand full of immediately catchy songs that many Luna releases usually have, but as with everything they've released, proves more and more rewarding with... Read morePublished on January 23, 2010 by lawgiver4feh
I the past year I have become a huge Luna fan. I must confess to having missed this band when their music was new. But I am now making up for that terrible oversight on my part. Read morePublished on February 10, 2008 by Gordon Smith
within the world of luna, we all have our favorites. mine was always penthouse, until this jem arrived. WOW.Published on June 25, 2006 by Robert Mcneil
I only wish I'd had the chance to see them live before they disbanded. One can only hope for a reunion tour. Read morePublished on June 22, 2006 by Mark Ochalek
Beguiling, beautiful, understated and literate. A fitting finale for one of my very favourite bands. Some of the best guitar sounds I've ever heard committed to tape. Read morePublished on March 7, 2006 by M. Lee
Outside of the opening track "Malibu" this CD didn't grab me at first. After 3 or 4 listens, however, I found myself asking if it was still the same album because it really grows... Read morePublished on March 3, 2006 by Bobo Da Klown
while i lament that this may well be the final luna album, what a way to go! this work is simply otherworldly. "rendevous" is a dense, ecstatic, goose-bump inducing masterpiece. Read morePublished on June 1, 2005 by RobertDF9@aol.com