Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship

Here We Go Magic - A Different Ship
CRITIC SCORE
72
Based on 17 reviews
2012 Rank: #275 / 657
USER SCORE
78
Based on
13 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH
musicOMH

A Different Ship might be the sound of a band often cast adrift, but in Godrich there’s now a firm hand on the tiller, his steadying influence streamlining their sound and taking them to the next level.

90
PopMatters
PopMatters

An utterly shattering release that anyone who likes forward-thinking music must have.

81
Paste
Paste

A start-to-finish listen, A Different Ship’s tracks dance between one another with a lustrous ease.

80
NME
NME

The Brooklyn-based quintet traverse an unplaceable pop-era on grooves, prog chops and a spellbinding ennui, sounding effortless throughout.

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

The songs on A Different Ship are like Russian dolls – continually shedding one layer of their groove to reveal a different version of the same thing. 

80
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

The progression to A Different Ship seems wholly organic, intriguingly complex yet absolutely a true concoction of their folk and experimental elements.

70
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

Enhancing their previous sound, Godrich allows for an album that shows us the first realization of what Here We Go Magic can be.

70
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

It isn't particularly new, or a shocking departure from previous sun-dappled full-length Pigeons, but it is an enjoyable, low-key trip through what they create best: an atmosphere of (dare we say it?) pure magic. 

65
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

While Ship has a few compelling moments, it’s mostly lethargic and sinks into its own monotonous haze.

63
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Whatever rough edges the band naturally cultivated on their first two albums have been neatly shaved off and sanded down with the help of producer Nigel Godrich, who makes everything sound vacuum-packed and expensive. 

50
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

It’s ironic that Godrich fell for the band after witnessing it onstage, since the record he made with Here We Go Magic is a strict studio creation with none of the punch or spontaneity of a great live show.

User Reviews
100
One my favorite albums last year

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DETAILS

RELEASED: May 8, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Secretly Canadian
PRODUCER: Nigel Godrich
GENRE: Experimental
TAGS
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Track List
  1. Intro 
  2. Hard to Be Close 
  3. Make Up Your Mind 
  4. Alone but Moving 
  5. I Believe in Action
  6. Over the Ocean 
  7. Made to Be Old
  8. How Do I Know 
  9. Miracle of Mary
  10. A Different Ship
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Added on: February 6, 2012