Shadow People
The Limiñanas - Shadow People
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #43 / 296
User Score
Based on 83 ratings
2018 Ratings: #99
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

100
God Is in the TV

It seems a little bit early to be talking about Album of the Year, but Shadow People by The Limiñanas has got to be in with a shout. This impossibly stylish and polished album by the French psych duo Marie and Lionel is the perfect way to start 2018.

80
American Songwriter

While the dizzying array of sounds The Limiñanas fuse into their splendidly unique final product might make it seem like the mess you get throwing these against the wall, it works unusually well.

80
AllMusic

Nothing too shocking, but also nothing to give lovers of their sound any pause or worries that, after releasing so many records in a short time frame, they might start phoning it in.

75
Northern Transmissions

France’s The Limiñanas are masters of mood but that can only take you so far. Their clever use of aesthetics and heavy production makes their songs feel like a constant sweep of energy from a Western world, pulled directly from vintage cinema.

67
Paste

There are truly transcendent moments on Shadow People, they’re just nestled in among the ones that never quite lift off. Add it all up and The Limiñanas remain a very cool band, which is a perfectly fine thing to be.

Jan 18, 2018
Valeron21
69
duh, it's like The Velvet Underground, only we're not 1967 anymore.
Jan 30, 2018
polhodie
64
pardon, if c'est french, ce ne should pas be spécial
Jan 24, 2018
jordymusic
75
Shadow People is filled with classy and pulsating psychedelic rock, there's some nice undertones here which give an old western soundtrack feel too, blends really well

The Liminanas have a great talent for carefully emphasizing the small instrumental details creating an engaging and attractive sound

Most of the vocal work embeds beautifully into the instrumentals but the vocal performances on some tracks don't suit and feel more like they are getting in the way of a fantastic ... read more
Apr 7, 2018
NR
Magic Rock
Mar 14, 2018
DachetG
85
This album is fantastic. It’s a blend of psychedelic rock with so much smooth and cool mixed in. At times it feels like re-mixed western or crime soundtrack with electronic touches, and in other moments, it acts as a chill soundtrack to drive down darkened roads at night. It is part Sergio Leone, part The Cure, part Velvet underground, with dashes of Indian music tossed in. The album was so cool and so smooth, it became a purchase.
EDIT: Upon seeing the band perform live on YouTube, I am ... read more
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Track List
  1. Ouverture.
  2. Le premier jour
  3. Istanbul Is Sleepy (feat. Anton Newcombe)
  4. Shadow People (feat. Emmanuelle Seigner)
  5. Dimanche (feat. Betrand Belin)
  6. The Gift (feat. Peter Hook)
  7. Motorizatti Marie
  8. Pink Flamingos
  9. Trois bancs
  10. De la part des copains
Contributions By
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Added on: November 30, 2017