The Golden Age

Woodkid - The Golden Age
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2013 Ratings: #624 / 1032
User Score
Based on 127 ratings
2013 Ratings: #221
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March 18, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Chamber Pop / Genres
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Woodkid has a sound that is unique in the music landscape, and most of the songs on this album are exciting, evocative tracks that play to the most basic of emotions: love, loss and redemption. 


This, his debut, is full of the multi-instrumentalism, Antony Hegarty vocals and super-clean production that have made the 29-year-old Parisian’s name.


If you’re in the mood for something bold, with loud production and poetic lyrics,  The Golden Age might be worth hearing. It just might not be an experience that sticks with you in the long run.


Taken strictly as an aural experience, it’s a brave and sometimes moving work that nonetheless falls well short of success.

Without a doubt one of the most underrated albums ever. The instrumental and orchestral accompaniments used in his tracks are phenomenal as well as his incomparable voice. This album has a lot of tones of nostalgia and emotions that might be overlooked. I feel confident saying that this album is a masterpiece and I cannot wait to hear what's to come.
Woodkids vocals are breathtaking and amazing. The instrumentals are fucking brilliant. The music videos are amazing. This album takes me to another universe and I love it.
This is one of the most unique records I've heard in 2013. Though it seems to drag in places, the production on the album is really nice. The cover art is striking, and the whole thing seems really epic. The vocal track is probably my least favorite part of this one, but I think the whole package makes this an underrated album. I'm glad I found it.
Going through some more recommendations from friends before the year really kicks off. This particular album being recommended to me is the debut album of French singer-songwriter Woodkid, who's claim to fame previously was his music video directing for artists such as Katy Perry, Lana del Rey and Taylor Swift. Therefore, heading into this LP, I was expecting quite powerful, spectacular, and maybe even overblown, pop music.

As Woodkid is a famed producer, it made sense to also check out the ... read more
A trully enjoyable debut.
Sensitive, clever and melodic has the ability to share its advantages with everyone.
Consume without moderation.
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Track List

  1. The Golden Age
  2. Run Boy Run
  3. The Great Escape
  4. Boat Song
  5. I Love You
  6. The Shore
  7. Ghost Lights
  8. Shadows
  9. Stabat Mater
  10. Conquest Of Spaces
  11. Falling
  12. Where I Live
  13. Iron
  14. The Other Side
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Added on: January 31, 2013