Capacity (album)

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Capacity
Capacity cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 9, 2017 (2017-06-09)
StudioOutlier Inn (Woodridge, New York)
Genre
Length41:40
LabelSaddle Creek
ProducerAndrew Sarlo
Big Thief chronology
Masterpiece
(2016)
Capacity
(2017)
U.F.O.F.
(2019)
Singles from Capacity
  1. "Mythological Beauty"
    Released: April 22, 2017 (2017-04-22)
  2. "Shark Smile"
    Released: May 8, 2017 (2017-05-08)

Capacity is the second studio album by the American band Big Thief, released through Saddle Creek Records on June 9, 2017.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?8.0/10[2]
Metacritic81/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The A.V. ClubB[5]
Consequence of SoundB[6]
Exclaim!9/10[7]
Mojo3/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork8.3/10[9]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[10]
The Skinny4/5 stars[11]
Uncut8/10[12]
ViceB+[13]

Capacity received critical acclaim upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from music critics, the album has received an average score of 81, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 15 reviews.[3]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref
The Alternative The Alternative's Top 50 Albums of 2017 10 [14]
BrooklynVegan BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2017 13 [15]
Flood Magazine The Best Albums of 2017 1 [16]
NPR The 50 Best Albums of 2017 3 [17]
Pitchfork The 50 Best Albums of 2017 23 [18]
Rough Trade Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2017 4 [19]
The Skinny The Skinny's Top 50 Albums of 2017 12 [20]
Spin 50 Best Albums of 2017 2 [21]
Vinyl Me, Please The Best Albums of 2017 8 [22]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Adrianne Lenker.

No.TitleLength
1."Pretty Things"3:05
2."Shark Smile"4:00
3."Capacity"3:52
4."Watering"3:22
5."Coma"3:40
6."Great White Shark"3:23
7."Mythological Beauty"5:06
8."Objects"2:43
9."Haley"3:33
10."Mary"5:30
11."Black Diamonds"3:35
Total length:41:40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Capacity". Saddle Creek Records. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Capacity by Big Thief reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Reviews and Tracks for Capacity by Big Thief". Metacritic. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  4. ^ Donelson, Marcy. "Capacity – Big Thief". AllMusic. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Terry, Josh (June 9, 2017). "Big Thief offers its rawest, most personal record yet with Capacity". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Flynn, Katherine (June 6, 2017). "Big Thief – Capacity". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Lindsay, Cam (June 7, 2017). "Big Thief: Capacity". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "Big Thief: Capacity". Mojo (284): 96. July 2017.
  9. ^ Moreland, Quinn (June 9, 2017). "Big Thief: Capacity". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (June 21, 2017). "Review: Big Thief's 'Capacity' Is a Raw Folk-Rock Gem". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Ogden, Chris (June 5, 2017). "Big Thief – Capacity". The Skinny. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  12. ^ Watts, Peter (July 2017). "Big Thief: Capacity". Uncut (242): 38.
  13. ^ Christgau, Robert (November 4, 2017). "Robert Christgau on the Grown-Up Feelings of A. Savage and Big Thief". Vice. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "The Alternative's Top 50 Albums of 2017 - The Alternative". The Alternative. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  15. ^ "BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2017". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  16. ^ "The Best Albums of 2017". FLOOD. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  17. ^ "The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 (10-1)". NPR.org. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  18. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2017 | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  19. ^ "Capacity". Rough Trade. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  20. ^ "The Skinny's Top 50 Albums of 2017". Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  21. ^ "50 Best Albums of 2017". Spin. December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  22. ^ "The Best Albums Of 2017". Vinyl Me Please. December 20, 2017. Retrieved December 27, 2017.