Loud City Song

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Loud City Song
Studio album by Julia Holter
Released August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20)
Genre Ambient, baroque pop
Length 44:40
Label Domino
Julia Holter chronology
Ekstasis
(2012)
Loud City Song
(2013)
Singles from Loud City Song
  1. "World"
    Released: May 22, 2013[1]
  2. "In the Green Wild"
    Released: August 1, 2013[2]

Loud City Song is the third studio album by the American musician Julia Holter. It was released in August 2013 by Domino Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 88/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
Exclaim! 9/10[5]
musicOMH 4.5/5 stars[6]
NME 9/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 8.6/10[8]
PopMatters 9/10[9]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[11]

Upon its release, Loud City Song received widespread acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 88, based on 30 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[3] The album was voted the #1 album of 2013 by both The Wire magazine[citation needed] and Sputnikmusic.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Julia Holter, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "World"     4:52
2. "Maxim's I"     6:07
3. "Horns Surrounding Me"     4:46
4. "In the Green Wild"     4:07
5. "Hello Stranger"   Barbara Lewis 6:16
6. "Maxim's II"     5:28
7. "He's Running Through My Eyes"     2:18
8. "This Is a True Heart"     3:30
9. "City Appearing"     7:16
Total length:
44:40

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World - Single". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "In the Green Wild - Single". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Loud City Song Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Loud City Song - Julia Holter". AllMusic. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Monroe, Jazz (August 16, 2013). "Julia Holter - Loud City Song". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Murphy, John (August 19, 2013). "Julia Holter - Loud City Song". musicOMH. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Snapes, Lauren (August 15, 2013). "Album Reviews". NME. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay (August 16, 2013). "Julia Holter: Loud City Song". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ Smith, Robin (August 22, 2013). "Julia Holter: Loud City Song". PopMatters. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ Robertson, Alex (August 24, 2013). "Album Review - Julia Holter: Loud City Song". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  11. ^ Griffin, Alex. "Julia Holter - Loud City Song". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ Trey Spencer (December 18, 2013). "Staff’s Top 50 Albums of 2013: 10 – 1". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Julia Holter – Loud City Song". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien.