Places Like This

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Places Like This
Studio album by Architecture in Helsinki
Released 28 July 2007
Recorded October 2006 – January 2007
Genre Indie pop
Length 31:30
Label Polyvinyl
Architecture in Helsinki chronology
We Died, They Remixed
(2006)
Places Like This
(2007)
Moment Bends
(2011)

Places Like This is the third studio album by Architecture in Helsinki, which was released in Australia on 27 July 2007 at the launch of their Australian tour. It was also released in Japan on 18 July, Europe on 8 August, and in the United States on 21 August. It debuted at No. 31 on the ARIA Albums Chart, and dropped to No. 49 in its second week.

Background[edit]

Australian group, Architecture in Helsinki issued their third studio album, Places Like This on 28 July 2007 on Polyvinyl Record Co. In September of the previous year, Laura Pearson of Pitchfork Media reported that the group were working on tracks with Cameron Bird (lead singer) in Brooklyn, United States while the other members were in Melbourne.[1] It was recorded at Dave Sitek's (from TV on the Radio)[2] studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and in Sydney's Big Jesus Burger Studios between October 2006 and January 2007. It was engineered and mixed by Chris Coady, who has previously worked with TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Grizzly Bear. The first single from the album, "Heart It Races", was released ahead of the album in May and peaked into the top 50 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[3] Places Like This reached the top 30 on the related albums chart.[3] In the US, the album reached the top 10 on two of Billboard magazine's component charts: Top Electronic Albums and Heatseekers Albums in September.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[5]
Cosmos Gaming not rated[6]
Pitchfork Media 6/10 link
Prefix Magazine 8/10 stars link
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention) link
The Second Supper not rated link
This Is Fake DIY 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Red Turned White" – 2:46
  2. "Heart It Races" – 3:14
  3. "Hold Music" – 3:54
  4. "Feather in a Baseball Cap" – 2:27
  5. "Underwater" – 3:28
  6. "Like It or Not" – 3:01
  7. "Debbie" – 2:53
  8. "Lazy (Lazy)" – 2:55
  9. "Nothing's Wrong" – 3:22
  10. "Same Old Innocence" – 3:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearson, Laura (7 September 2006). "Architecture in Helsinki Talk New Album". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Ginsburg, Brandon (16 October 2007). "Architecture in Helsinki – Interview with Cameron Bird". JunkMedia (Laura Sylvester). Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Architecture in Helsinki". Australian Charts Portal (Hung Medien). Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Places Like This – Architecture in Helsinki (Chart History)". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media (Nielsen Business Media)). Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Phares, Heather. "Places Like This – Architecture in Helsinki". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Music Reviews: Architecture in Helsinki – Places Like This". Cosmos Gaming. Retrieved 25 August 2014.