- The Magic Place

Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 12 reviews
2011 Rank: #49 / 877
USER SCORE
82
Based on
45 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

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

87
Beats Per Minute

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

85
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

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

80
No Ripcord

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

70
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.

Nov 19, 2014
Tom Simmons
71
Fav Tracks: Keep Up The Good Work, The Magic Place, Cloak
Jun 25, 2013
HazeyJane
72
It kinda creeps me, feels like I'm somewhere lost in a gloomy and malefic church...
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# 19 - BBC
# 28 - Cokemachineglow
# 8 - FACT Magazine
# 9 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 14 - Obscure Sound
# 24 - Pitchfork
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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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