Dakota Moon doesn't change too much on their second album, A Place to Land, again working with producer Andrew Logan and again going for a somewhat uncanny synthesis of early-2000s urban pop and '70s soft rock. The album-opening title track is perhaps the most typical Dakota Moon moment on the album, sounding like half Backstreet Boys and half Eagles. The foursome then go straight into their most sexually charged song on the album, "Keeps Me Comin' (Addiction)," an album highlight that seems a little out of character for this otherwise well-mannered group. Overall, there aren't too many surprises here. Dakota Moon may have not stormed up the Billboard charts with their debut album, but that album was generally seen as a success. So it's perhaps not that surprising that Dakota Moon tried to duplicate the success of their debut, working again with Logan as the producer and retaining that uncanny synthesis of early-2000s urban pop and '70s soft rock.
A Place to Land Review
by Jason Birchmeier