Bloodlines

Barbarossa - Bloodlines
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2013 Ratings: #413 / 955
User Score
Based on 2 ratings
August 5, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Memphis Industries / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound

A great example of someone following their musical instincts into new areas and finding success, Bloodlines is also a highlight of the year so far.

80
PopMatters

As reserved as it is remorseful and romantic, Bloodlines is a moving, grand achievement. 

70
musicOMH

As an album, Bloodlines is one catering for a particular types of mood – it’s a largely introspective record that occasionally brings with it some welcome variation. It requires a few listens to grasp but after that it’s pretty rewarding. 

70
The 405

Bloodlines is a really strong album. It is often on the quiet, more contemplative side, but Barbarossa definitely knows when to pick up the pace. 

70
AllMusic

Although Bloodlines takes its time to get under your skin, when it does, it sinks in deep.

70
NME

The closest ‘Bloodlines’ comes to rustic is its use of analogue synths and Casiotone keyboards.

60
Consequence of Sound

Although Bloodlines is a solid effort, it never seems to really take flight; alternately quiet and bold, it can’t seem to decide whether it wants to be a testament to Mathè’s artistic transformation or a kind of tentative experiment, to be abandoned if it doesn’t pan out. 

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Track List

  1. Bloodline
  2. Turbine
  3. Butterfly Plague
  4. Pagliaccio
  5. S.I.H.F.F.Y.
  6. Battles
  7. The Load
  8. Saviour Self
  9. The Endgame
  10. Seeds
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Added on: July 31, 2013