AOTY 2018

Magic Ship

Mountain Man - Magic Ship
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #347 / 705
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
September 21, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nonesuch / Label
Folk / Genres
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Loud and Quiet

At times the magic they conjure is electrifying, the songs soaked in a natural elegance that’s as rare as it is special. These three were born to make music together.

The Skinny

Magic Ship is a quietly comforting collection of indie folk and a capella songs, made of intricate harmonies and quotidian lyrics.


Throughout Magic Ship, Mountain Man emphasize the beauty of the otherwise commonplace ... Mountain Man cling to the ordinary, but are able to make it extraordinary.


After the ascent of her electronic-pop duo Sylvan Esso, Amelia Meath reassembled her old vocal folk trio for a surprise second album—a charming reflection on age, friendship, and play.


The beauty of Mountain Man's three voices singing together will seduce many listeners on Magic Ship. Unaccompanied human expressions have a powerful impact when artfully combined.


It's understated vibe can be transfixing, and its intimacy disarming. It's like having your own private house show, only the performers have no idea you're in the same room with them.

this is a quiet, intimate, delicate album with some moments of transcendent beauty. it evokes a scene of sitting around the kitchen or the back porch on an early evening, trading harmonies and watching the fireflies. speaking of harmonies, you will hear some of the best you have ever heard on this record.
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#20/PopMatters (Folk)

Track List

  1. Window
  2. Agt
  3. Baby Where You Are
  4. Rang Tang Ring Toon
  5. Stella
  6. Blue Mountain
  7. Moon
  8. Boat
  9. Whale Song
  10. Fish
  11. Underwear
  12. Slow Wake Up Sunday Morning
  13. Bright Morning Stars
  14. Guilt
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Added on: August 11, 2018