Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place

Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 12 reviews
2011 Rank: #49 / 717
USER SCORE
83
Based on
23 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Amazon
iTunes
Spotify
Rdio

CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH
musicOMH

It's a curiously welcoming album, one with no pretence, which demands little more than your opened ears.

87
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

The results ... are each superior in both melody/harmony and songwriting to anything Barwick has released before.

85
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

So while there are few identifiable words here and the titles don't really register, there's a hell of a lot being expressed.

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Gorgeous harmonies echo into infinity, rubbing up against only each other, brief touches of instrumentation and occasional rumblings of static.

80
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

The Magic Place is a graceful endeavor in harmonizing traditional choral techniques with more explorative abstractions.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

Barwick’s meticulously arranged but transcendent music has never been more sophisticated or immersive than on her new LP, The Magic Place.

Add Critic Rating
User Reviews
Tom Simmons
71
Fav Tracks: Keep Up The Good Work, The Magic Place, Cloak
HazeyJane
72
It kinda creeps me, feels like I'm somewhere lost in a gloomy and malefic church...
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
#48
Megafaun - Megafaun
#50
Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe

Nepenthe

Julianna Barwick - Rosabi

Rosabi

Julianna Barwick - Florine

Florine

Watch: Julianna Barwick - The Harbinger [The Warhol: Silver Studio Sessions]
Album Stream: Julianna Barwick - "Nepenthe"
Video: Julianna Barwick: "One Half"

DETAILS

February 22, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Asthmatic Kitty / Label
Experimental / Genres
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 19 - BBC
# 28 - Cokemachineglow
# 8 - FACT Magazine
# 9 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 14 - Obscure Sound
# 24 - Pitchfork
# 47 - The Line of Best Fit
MISC LISTS
# 17 - FACT Magazine (2010-2014)
Track List
  1. Envelop
  2. Keep Up the Good Work
  3. The Magic Place
  4. Cloak
  5. White Flag
  6. Vow
  7. Bog In Your Gait
  8. Prizewinning
  9. Flown
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy
Popular Now
prettymuchamazing.com
Chance the Rapper Releases New Album, Surf, For Free
youtube.com
Video: Owen Pallett - The Passions
youtube.com
Video: Flume - "Some Minds"
exclaim.ca
Willis Earl Beal Returns with 'Noctunes' LP, Shares New Single