- Parallax

Atlas Sound - Parallax
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 23 reviews
2011 Rank: #35 / 829
USER SCORE
81
Based on
72 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

Cox has composed his most accessible set of songs to date and offered further proof as to why he’s one of the most important songwriters working today.

90
Consequence of Sound

Parallax offers a miniature glass menagerie of fragile songs ascribed with heaps of intimacy, all shedding the most light on Cox’s whole artistic persona.

90
No Ripcord

Cox sounds comfortable and confident, and has made the best solo album of his prolific career.

87
Pitchfork

Parallax feels like a more complete work than any other Atlas Sound record, with the differences between the songs less distinct and everything flowing together more naturally.

80
Drowned in Sound

This follows the same carefree philosophy that made his back catalogue so warmly enjoyable: 'let’s just see what happens, shall we?'

User Reviews
Aug 24, 2015
SiberianBreaks
66
Bradford's latest album is his most straightforward and accessible yet. Instead of the usual ambient soundscapes, this album is just a decent collection of pop songs. My main criticism about this album isn't the lack of experimentation though. It's an underwhelming listen for me for how this sounds like a collection of outtakes from 'Halcyon Digest.' There are some great ideas here and there, but a good number of these songs really fail to grasp me and just end up going in one ear and out the ... read more
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DETAILS

November 8, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
4AD / Label
Experimental / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 28 - Amazon
# 18 - Consequence of Sound
# 4 - Obscure Sound
# 34 - One Thirty BPM
# 18 - Pitchfork
# 66 - PopMatters
# 35 - Prefix
# 24 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 11 - Spinner
# 35 - Stereogum
# 32 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 10 - AoTY 2011
# 12 - Old Waver
# 21 - Pitchfork Readers
# 7 - Urban Outfitters
Track List
  1. The Shakes 
  2. Amplifiers 
  3. Te Amo 
  4. Parallax 
  5. Modern Aquatic Nightsongs 
  6. Mona Lisa 
  7. Praying Man 
  8. Doldrums 
  9. My Angel Is Broken 
  10. Terra Incognita 
  11. Flagstaff 
  12. Nightworks
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy, erik
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Added on: August 24, 2011


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