Beacons of Ancestorship

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Beacons of Ancestorship
Beacons of Ancestorship cover.jpg
Studio album by Tortoise
Released June 23, 2009 (2009-06-23)
Genre Post-rock
Length 43:39
Label Thrill Jockey
Tortoise chronology
A Lazarus Taxon
(2006)
Beacons of Ancestorship
(2009)
The Catastrophist
(2016)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB+[3]
BBC Musicfavorable[4]
Consequence of SoundA−[5]
NME3.5/5 stars[6]
The Observerfavorable[7]
Pitchfork7.9/10[8]
PopMatters7/10 stars[9]
Resident Advisor4.0/5[10]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[11]

Beacons of Ancestorship is a studio album by American post-rock band Tortoise. It was released on Thrill Jockey in 2009.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."High Class Slim Came Floatin' In"8:14
2."Prepare Your Coffin"3:37
3."Northern Something"2:24
4."Gigantes"6:21
5."Penumbra"1:08
6."Yinxianghechengqi"3:37
7."The Fall of Seven Diamonds Plus One"3:40
8."Minors"4:23
9."Monument Six One Thousand"3:22
10."De Chelly"1:46
11."Charteroak Foundation"5:07

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 149
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[13] 9
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[14] 25
US Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[15] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beacons Of Ancestorship by Tortoise". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Beacons of Ancestorship - Tortoise". AllMusic. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ Martins, Chris (June 23, 2009). "Tortoise: Beacons Of Ancestorship". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ Smith, Sid (2009). "Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship - Review". BBC Music. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ Kivel, Adam (June 25, 2009). "Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ Turner, Luke. "Album review: Tortoise – 'Beacons Of Ancestorship'". NME. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  7. ^ Fox, Killian (June 14, 2009). "Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship". The Observer. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  8. ^ Howe, Brian (June 25, 2009). "Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ Fiander, Matthew (June 22, 2009). "Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship". PopMatters. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  10. ^ Mathers, Ian (August 14, 2009). "Tortoise - Beacons Of Ancestorship". Resident Advisor. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  11. ^ Cole, Matthew (June 17, 2009). "Tortoise: Beacons of Ancestorship". Slant Magazine. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Tortoise - Chart history - Tastemaker Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 

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