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Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place

Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 10 reviews
2011 Rank: #32 / 592
USER SCORE
84
Based on
22 ratings

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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.

User Reviews
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...

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DETAILS

RELEASED: February 22, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Asthmatic Kitty
GENRE: Experimental
WEBSITE: juliannabarwick.com
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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
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