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Are You Alone?
Are You Alone (Front Cover).png
Studio album by Majical Cloudz
ReleasedOctober 16, 2015
Genre
  • Indie pop[1]
  • art pop[2]
  • electronic[3]
  • synthpop[3]
  • ambient[4]
  • dream pop[5]
Length43:32
LabelMatador
Majical Cloudz chronology
Singles from Are You Alone?
  1. "Silver Car Crash"
    Released: August 12, 2015
  2. "Are You Alone?"
    Released: September 21, 2015
  3. "Downtown"
    Released: October 7, 2015

Are You Alone? is the fourth and final studio album from Canadian pop duo Majical Cloudz, released on October 16, 2015 on Matador Records.[6]

Contents

  • 1 Critical reception
    • 1.1 Accolades
  • 2 Track listing
  • 3 Personnel
  • 4 References

Critical reception

Are You Alone? received largely positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 80, based on 18 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[7]

Mike Powell of Pitchfork Media gave the album a positive review, stating, "Like Impersonator, Alone is a sad album, but its sadness is a kind of tall tale, the details of which are overblown for dramatic effect. At times its lyrics sound less like expressions of personal darkness than advertisements for darkness in general, written in lettering so big you could read it from the highway." Powell continues, "Alone is less stripped-down than Impersonator, but it feels less confrontational, too. The band recently went on tour opening for Lorde, and seem to have figured out how to broaden their sound while softening it at the same time, all without losing the detonating high that made Impersonator so remarkable. Songs like "So Blue" and "Downtown"—both standouts—are easy to imagine as more fully fleshed out pieces of music, conveying size without occupying space. Like photographic negatives, you can still see the image but the inversion of blacks and whites lends it a kind of alien melancholy."[13]

Track listing

All tracks written by Devon Welsh.

Personnel

Main personnel
  • Devon Welsh – composer
  • Matthew Otto – composer, mixing
  • Fady Hanna - keyboards, synths
  • Owen Pallett – cello, drums, violin (4)
  • Austin Milne – saxophone
  • Kenneth Welsh – flute
Additional personnel
  • Tyler Crawford – mixing
  • Tyler Fitzmaurice – mixing
  • Ryan Morey – mastering

References

  1. ^ Idelji-Tehrani, Saam (2015-10-16). "You are not alone with Majical Cloudz". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  2. ^ a b McGovern, Kyle (2015-10-16). "Review: Majical Cloudz Are Here for You on 'Are You Alone?'". Spin.com. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  3. ^ a b c Hermes, Will. Majical Cloudz: Are You Alone?. Rolling Stone. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 09 March 2016.
  4. ^ Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (2015-10-16). "Majical Cloudz: Are You Alone? — review". Financial Times. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  5. ^ Stevens, Nathan (2015-11-04). "You Are Not Alone: An Interview with Majical Cloudz". PopMatters. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  6. ^ Minsker, Evan (2015-08-12). "Majical Cloudz Announce Are You Alone?, Share "Silver Car Crash"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  7. ^ a b "Reviews for Are You Alone? by Majical Cloudz". Metacritic. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Are You Alone? – Majical Cloudz". AllMusic. 2015-10-16. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  9. ^ Kivel, Adam (October 14, 2015). "Album Review: Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  10. ^ Lukowski, Len. Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?. Drowned In Sound. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 09 March 2016.
  11. ^ Carlick, Stephen (2015-10-15). "Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  12. ^ Hutchinson, Kate. Majical Cloudz: Are You Alone? review – surreal and beguiling pop. The Guardian. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 09 March 2016.
  13. ^ a b Powell, Mike. Majical Cloudz: Are You Alone?. Pitchfork Media. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 09 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2015". Consequence of Sound. December 2, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2015". Paste. December 1, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  16. ^ "The 80 Best Albums of 2015". PopMatters. January 3, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  17. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2015". Spin. December 1, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
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