AOTY 2019

A New Place 2 Drown

Archy Marshall - A New Place 2 Drown
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2015 Ratings: #372 / 772
User Score
Based on 159 ratings
2015 Ratings: #299
December 10, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
True Panther, XL / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
Pitchfork

His sound is more three-dimensional, a series of shrouded corners and murmured conversations. This is wandering, grey-skies music, finding pleasure and even sensuality in solitude.

80
The 405
Like all his previous work, this is not an album to listen to casually. It's not to be played out of laptop speakers. Archy Marshall has re-created his world for you, a world that you're able to submerge yourself in. Just make sure you don't get lost in it.
80
DIY

That jagged King Krule edge is smoothed over, its rougher edges washed-away by smooth synths, and while lements of his beat production work under the DJ JD Sports moniker return to cut through the haze ... on the whole it’s a smoggier offering.

80
NOW Magazine

It's early morning or late-night music, and more than capturing a specific place and aimless time, A New Place 2 Drown is a soundtrack for a slowed-down pace of life.

70
Spin

Sure, his damn-the-man, blue-collar predecessors like Billy Bragg might turn up their nose at the pretentious excess of an art book and an album, but A New Place 2 Drown puts to shame James Franco’s photo gallery of Lana Del Rey’s California dreaming.

70
Exclaim!

This new work finds Marshall revealing himself through the sound of his combined musical sensibilities and artistry, rather than his gut-punching lyrics and bellowing voice.

43
Consequence of Sound

This is music created under the role of the supportive brother, and for much of it, he’s too focused on his sibling’s creations to fully flesh out his own work.

76fex
74
This site will be inundated with piss-dribblers by the middle of 2019.
Atrocityblubber
73
A lot more detailed than any king krule album but eh
Doofy
70
A more sensual and textured listen than his King Krule output, the rough edges of his voice are smoothed out and lower in the mix, blending into the musical backing to make for an appealingly blissed out/spliff ready listen.
98
This album for me is near perfection. The dark and slick synths and bustling percussion create an atmosphere unlike any other album I've ever heard. Archy Marshall presents a dimly lit perspective of his experiences, expressed through percussion, sampling, and the most beautiful production of any record in 2015. I'm consistently staggered at the quality of production and sound design throughout the entire album. With little to no low points, I can safely say that this album will stay with me ... read more
GabrielDiablo
58
Decent
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Year End Lists

#3/Dazed
#33/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. Any God of Yours
  2. Swell
  3. Arise Dear Brother
  4. Ammi Ammi (feat. Jamie Isaac)
  5. Buffed Sky
  6. Sex With Nobody
  7. Eye's Drift
  8. The Sea Liner MK 1
  9. Empty Vessels
  10. New Builds
  11. Dull Boys
  12. Thames Water
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Added on: December 9, 2015