Strange Weekend

Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2012 Ratings: #325 / 1029
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2012 Ratings: #125
Liked by 1 person
January 24, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secretly Canadian / Label
Dream Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Under The Radar

Strange Weekend is ultimately a pop album—a flight of lo-fi fancy anchored by some very real (and very catchy) pop hooks.

80
NME

‘Strange Weekend’’s gauzy dream-pop is almost incapable of provoking anything but love.

80
Consequence of Sound

There’s nothing withering about this kind of music; it has an enormity and grace and a sense of nostalgia and experimentation.

79
Beats Per Minute

The juxtaposition of more melodic pop tracks and slow-burning heart-string pluckers is truly a winning formula in this instance

75
The 405

Strange Weekend is a spiky little gem amongst the soft-edged faux pearls of their dream pop peers.

75
A.V. Club

The album’s broad explorations of moods and atmospheres show a touch of personal handicraft behind the painstaking preparation.

74
Pitchfork

Many of the melodies feel familiar but can't easily be precisely placed, which not only makes them good earworm candidates but also enhances the album's dreamlike, half-remembered feel.

70
Drowned in Sound

Porcelain Raft is a perfectly charming set of endearingly sweet lo-fi dream-pop, the sort where the emotional signposts are obvious even if the specific words written on them are not.

70
musicOMH

Porcelain Raft does its own thing, reworking standard bedroom-pop ingredients into something compelling.

70
PopMatters

Remiddi’s vast and varied musical experience infuse his songs with a sense of confidence and craftsmanship that is often lacking in the work of his younger and less experienced peers.

usedtobe
80
Mauro Remiddi's ghostly falsetto drenched over hypnotic, sensual crescendo of electronic noise makes the trip so worth it.
lucacdornelles
96
RANKING THE SONGS:
10. Is It Too Deep for You?
9. If You Have a Wish
8. Picture
7. The Way In
6. Shapeless & Gone
5. Put Me to Sleep
4. Backwords
3. The End of Silence
2. Drifting in and Out
1. Unless You Speak From Your Heart
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Track List

  1. Drifting In and Out 
  2. Shapeless & Gone 
  3. Is It Too Deep For You? 
  4. Put Me To Sleep 
  5. Backwords 
  6. Unless You Speak From Your Heart 
  7. The End Of Silence 
  8. If You Have A Wish 
  9. Picture 
  10. The Way In
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Added on: December 30, 2011