Soft Airplane

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Soft Airplane
Studio album by Chad VanGaalen
Released September 9, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Indie rock
Label Flemish Eye
Sub Pop
Producer Self-produced
Chad VanGaalen chronology
Soft Airplane
Diaper Island
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Paste (8.8/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10)[3]

Soft Airplane is the third album by Chad VanGaalen, released in 2008 on Flemish Eye and Sub Pop. It was VanGaalen's first album to consist entirely of songs newly recorded for the album; his prior releases compiled tracks from a library of home recordings he had made over a number of years.

The album was shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chad VanGaalen.

  1. "Willow Tree"
  2. "Bones of Man"
  3. "Cries of the Dead"
  4. "Inside the Molecules"
  5. "Bare Feet on Wet Griptape"
  6. "Phantom Anthills"
  7. "Poisonous Heads"
  8. "TMNT Mask"
  9. "Molten Light"
  10. "Old Man + The Sea"
  11. "City of Electric Light"
  12. "Rabid Bits of Time"
  13. "Frozen Energon"


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Paste review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ "Fucked Up Win Polaris Prize". Clickmusic. 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2010-11-21.