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A Different Ship

Here We Go Magic

A Different Ship

Third album from the Brooklyn-based lo-fi indie psych rock / folk band led by Luke Temple

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Secretly Canadian
UK Release date
07/05/2012
US Release date
08/05/2012
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    A Different Ship might be the sound of a band often cast adrift, but in Godrich there’s now a firm hand on the tiller, his steadying influence streamlining their sound and taking them to the next level
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  2. 9.0 |   Pop Matters

    An utterly shattering release that anyone who likes forward-thinking music must have
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  3. 9.0 |   The Fly

    Maybe it’s Radiohead-producer Nigel Godrich’s golden touch, or maybe it’s just some clever loop-pedal usage, but ‘A Different Ship’ is a magnificent return
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  4. 8.5 |   BBC

    Played live these songs will metastasise into expansive jams, and will sound great when they do, but here and now they’re sharp, disciplined, and seriously compelling
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  5. 8.5 |   Bowlegs

    A Different Ship is a superbly refreshing album – musically exciting and lyrically rich, it’s a brilliant exploration of self-perception and its occasional mismatch in time
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  6. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Opened by a collection of shipyard clamors and finished with the contorted wailings of its title track, the record is equal parts spontaneity and calculated charm
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  7. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    While it's a record that often leans heavily on its intricate polyrhythms, it is still, for all intents and purposes, a pop record
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  8. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    A complete and focused album that is beautiful on the surface without sacrificing any depth of emotion
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  9. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Nigel Godrich’s infusion into this record is as subtle as a breath of wind carrying upon it the seeds of life, and somehow, his presence is constant yet untraceable in many ways
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  10. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Another exciting chapter in the story of a band who continue to improve with every release
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  11. 8.0 |   NME

    Intense and sublime guitar music
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  12. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Everything's fuzzy, fractured and out of focus, which makes it all the more mesmerising. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Q

    It seems that Godrich, the great enabler, has another gem on his CV. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   DIY

    A fantastic effort because it genuinely blurs the genres that so many others claim they already do, but don’t really do particularly well
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  15. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    While there are still nods to the band’s roots, a collective sense of adventure and experimentation takes precedence throughout
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  16. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A record that soothes as often as it unsettles. Print edition only

  17. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A different ship for a familiar cargo, this record sails a safe path that doesn’t end up near any rocks
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  18. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Shows how the band has grown from the bedroom musings of Luke Temple into something far more grand, which can take the group and their listeners anywhere they choose
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  19. 7.0 |   Prefix

    A solid album, but one that still finds Here We Go Magic on the road to perfecting and updating their sound on a full-length album
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  20. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    An enjoyable, low-key trip through what they create best: an atmosphere of pure magic
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  21. 7.0 |   Spin

    Brooklyn quintet refines art-rock production and intermittent Krautrock pulses for soft rock vocals
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  22. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    This isn’t a new band, just a well-honed new direction
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  23. 6.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    The charm of Here We Go Magic resides in its uncompromising expression. When the band was left to its own devices, the results were refreshing, even when it attempted a broad range of art. Here, it’s tough to tell where the band is headed
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  24. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    Alternately mellow and obsessively ornamented
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  25. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Here We Go Magic has essentially removed the "psych" from psych-folk and replaced it with monotony
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  26. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    The same production techniques that render Radiohead’s albums so pristine do A Different Ship no favors, since Here We Go Magic’s songs don’t carry nearly as much dramatic heft as Radiohead’s, let alone any of the elusive mystique
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