Dirty Projectors (album)

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Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors 2017 album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 21, 2017
Recorded2016
Studio
Genre
Length48:14
LabelDomino
Producer
Dirty Projectors chronology
About to Die EP
(2012)
Dirty Projectors
(2017)
Lamp Lit Prose
(2018)
Singles from Dirty Projectors
  1. "Keep Your Name"
    Released: September 22, 2016
  2. "Little Bubble"
    Released: January 5, 2017
  3. "Up in Hudson"
    Released: January 18, 2017
  4. "Cool Your Heart"
    Released: February 7, 2017

Dirty Projectors is the self-titled seventh studio album by American experimental rock group Dirty Projectors, which was released on Domino Records on February 21, 2017.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB+[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
The Independent2/5 stars[6]
The Observer4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork7.8/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[10]
Uncut9/10[11]

Dirty Projectors received positive reviews from music critics, holding a rating of 77 out of 100 on the review aggregator website Metacritic.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Keep Your Name"David Longstreth
4:30
2."Death Spiral"Longstreth
5:08
3."Up in Hudson"
  • Longstreth
  • Ewan MacColl
  • Longstreth
  • MacColl
  • David Ginyard
  • Braxton
7:31
4."Work Together"LongstrethLongstreth4:24
5."Little Bubble"
  • Longstreth
  • Teresa Eggers
Longstreth5:05
6."Winner Take Nothing"LongstrethLongstreth4:49
7."Ascent Through Clouds"Longstreth
  • Longstreth
  • Braxton
  • Ryan Beppel
6:56
8."Cool Your Heart" (featuring Dawn Richard)
  • Longstreth
  • Knowles
  • Braxton
3:49
9."I See You"Longstreth
  • Longstreth
  • Elon Rutberg
6:05
Total length:48:14
iTunes bonus track[12]
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
10."Little Bubble" (edit)
  • Longstreth
  • Eggers
Longstreth3:28

Samples

  • "Keep Your Name" contains a sample of "Sheathed Wings" by Dan Deacon
  • "Death Spiral" contains a sample of "Scene d'Amour", written by Bernard Hermann from the album Vertigo - Original Motion Picture Score

Personnel[edit]

Dirty Projectors[edit]

  • David Longstreth – vocals (all tracks), beat (all tracks), guitar (tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 9), rhodes (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7), synths (tracks 1, 2, 6-9), piano (track 1, 2, 4, 8), string arrangement (tracks 4, 5, 7, 9), bass (tracks 2, 5, 7), wurlitzer (tracks 2, 4), organ (tracks 6, 8), horn arrangement (track 3), arp (track 4)

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Ryan Beppel – string arrangement (track 7)
  • Tyondai Braxton – modular synth (tracks 1–3, 7, 8)
  • Lamar "Mars" Edwards – Hammond organ (track 9)
  • David Ginyard – bass (track 3)
  • Juliane Gralle – trombone (3 and 7), bass trombone (track 3), tuba (track 3)
  • Clarice Jensen – cello (tracks 4, 5, 7, 9)
  • Mike Daniel Johnson – drums (tracks 2, 3, 5)
  • Elizabeth Lea – trombone (track 5)
  • Daniel Luna – guira (track 8)
  • Rob Moose – violin (tracks 4, 5, 7, 9)
  • Francisco Javier Paredes – bongos (track 8)
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion (tracks 1–4, 6, 8, 9), marimba (track 6)
  • Dawn Richard – vocals (track 8)
  • Ben Russell – violin (tracks 4, 5, 7, 9)
  • Todd Simon – trumpet (tracks 3, 8), euphonium (track 3), flugelhorn (track 8)
  • Nadia Sirota – viola (tracks 4, 5, 7, 9)
  • Tracy Wannomae – tenor sax (track 3), alto sax (track 3), clarinet (track 3), bass clarinet (track 3), flute (track 3), baritone sax (track 8)

Recording[edit]

  • Chris Athens – mastering
  • Derek Bergheimer – vocal engineering (track 8)
  • Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce – engineering (track 8)
  • Tyondai Braxton – additional production (tracks 1–3, 7, 8)
  • Sonny DiPerri – drum and percussion engineering (tracks 1–7), mixing (track 8), additional engineering (track 9)
  • Jimmy Douglass – mixing, additional engineering (vocals) (track 4)
  • David Longstreth – producer, mixing
  • David Tolomei – additional mixing (tracks 1, 2, 7, 8)
  • Ryan Tuttle – engineering
  • Jamie Walters – string quartet engineering (tracks 4, 5, 7)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 84
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[14] 122
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 18

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Additional production on tracks 1–3, 7 and 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Dirty Projectors by Dirty Projectors". Metacritic. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors". AllMusic. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Cosores, Philip (February 24, 2017). "Breakups are exhausting and inspiring on Dirty Projectors". The A.V. Club. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Brown, Eric Renner (February 24, 2017). "Dirty Projectors' Dirty Projectors: EW Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Mumford, Gwilym (February 23, 2017). "Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors review – deliciously caustic breakup album". The Guardian. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Gill, Andy (February 22, 2017). "Album reviews: Sleaford Mods – English Tapas, Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer, Thundercat – Drunk, and more". The Independent. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Empire, Kitty (February 19, 2017). "Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors review – spectacular sonic fallout". The Observer. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  8. ^ Sodomsky, Sam (February 24, 2017). "Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  9. ^ Segal, Victoria (April 2017). "Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors". Q (370): 111.
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (February 24, 2017). "Review: Dirty Projectors Turn Heartbreak Into Arty Bliss on Self-Titled LP". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  11. ^ Thomson, Graeme (February 27, 2017). "Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors". Uncut. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "Dirty Projectors by Dirty Projectors". iTunes. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  15. ^ "Dirty Projectors Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2018.