Four-part harmonies are the name of the game on Dakota Moon's sophomore outing, A Place to Land, which hits four years after its self-titled Elektra debut—that's a near-eternity in this busines

Four-part harmonies are the name of the game on Dakota Moon's sophomore outing, A Place to Land, which hits four years after its self-titled Elektra debut—that's a near-eternity in this business. But just as we heard in that promising foray, this quartet has more in common with the Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, and Chicago than most of its urban counterparts du jour, giving this album a timeless ambiance. These guys are in it for the glory of the music, blending a '70s-style palette of acoustic instruments, highly accessible melodies, and glorious vocals into a satisfying rock and soul soup that truly stands out loud and clear. This is an adult record, for sure, which may make it tough to place, but you won't find better current-day musicality this side of the Eagles.—CT

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

Print