Chairlift - Something

Chairlift - Something
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 20 reviews
2012 Rank: #128 / 802
USER SCORE
80
Based on
49 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

On Something, chillwave’s obsession with wonky New Age keys and effects mingles with the put-up-or-shut-up vocal brass of ’90s R&B, while honest-to-goodness songcraft stirs the pot.

82
Beats Per Minute

While there is clearly a lot to praise about Something, it’d be untrue to say that it doesn’t have its moments of deflation.

80
Pitchfork

A major creative leap, but on a superficial level, it's not that different from their debut.

80
Under The Radar

Once again Chairlift displays a potent blend of smarts and charm

70
Consequence of Sound

It also gave the duo optimal time to make a killer synth-pop genre piece.

70
NME

Our flashback to a dead decade has thrown up both guilty pleasures and glistening horrors.

70
No Ripcord

The songwriting has clearly become much more adventurous, and Chairlift has refined a pleasant but ultimately forgettable sound into a more potent, memorable version of that same sound.

70
Drowned in Sound

With Something, Chairlift haven't so much redefined their sound as papered over the cracks with an added coat of emulsion for good measure.

70
PopMatters

Something is one smooooth ride on a luxury liner which rarely has you reaching for your lifejacket or sickbag.

60
Paste

Something is a generally enjoyable, but nonetheless generally unremarkable next step for the band.

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DETAILS

January 24, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Dan Carey and Alan Moulder / Producer
Electropop / Genres
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Track List
  1. Sidewalk Safari
  2. Wrong Opinion
  3. I Belong In Your Arms
  4. Take It Out On Me
  5. Ghost Tonight
  6. Cool As A Fire 
  7. Amanaemonesia
  8. Met Before
  9. Frigid Spring
  10. Turning
  11. Guilty as Charged
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Added on: December 28, 2011