In Conflict

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In Conflict
In-conflict-1.jpg
Studio album by Owen Pallett
Released May 27, 2014 (2014-05-27)
Recorded Hotel2Tango, Sonovox Studio[1]
Genre Baroque pop, Electronic music
Length 49:36
Label Domino/Secret City
Producer Owen Pallett
Owen Pallett chronology
A Swedish Love Story EP
(2010)A Swedish Love Story EP2010
In Conflict
(2014)

In Conflict is the fourth full-length album by Canadian indie rock artist Owen Pallett, released May 27, 2014 on Domino Records and Secret City Records.[2] The album features English ambient musician Brian Eno, who plays guitar and synthesizers as well as providing vocals.[2][3] It was released on standard vinyl and CD as well as a limited edition double heavyweight LP. It was recorded by Mark Lawson.[1] Canadian and Japanese special editions include exclusive bonus tracks.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (82/100) [5]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[6]
Consequence of Sound A-[7]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[8]
NOW 4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media 8/10[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]

At Rolling Stone, Ned Raggett rated the album three-and-a-half stars, stating that "In Conflict is a pop treasure that's also a stirring, personal work of art."[11] Sasha Geffen of Consequence of Sound graded the album an A-, writing that "In Conflict is ominous, gloomy, and marked with some of the most playful arrangements Pallett’s laid to date."[7] James Christopher Monger of AllMusic rated the album four-and-a-half stars, writing that the music contains a mixture of the "sugary opulence" reminiscent of Kishi Bashi and Jónsi and the "chilly refinement" akin to Björk circa 1997's Homogenic time period.

The album was a shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Am Not Afraid" Owen Pallett[6] 4:15
2. "In Conflict" R. Gordon / Owen Pallett / Matt Smith 4:13
3. "On a Path" Owen Pallett 4:33
4. "Song for Five & Six" Owen Pallett 4:31
5. "The Secret Seven" R. Gordon / Owen Pallett / Matt Smith 5:16
6. "Chorale" Owen Pallett 3:53
7. "The Passions" Owen Pallett 3:54
8. "The Sky Behind the Flag" R. Gordon / Owen Pallett / Matt Smith 4:22
9. "→ (1)" Owen Pallett 0:46
10. "The Riverbed" R. Gordon / Owen Pallett / Matt Smith 3:44
11. "Infernal Fantasy" R. Gordon / Owen Pallett / Matt Smith 3:22
12. "Soldiers Rock" R. Gordon / Owen Pallett / Matt Smith 4:56
13. "→ (2)" Owen Pallett 1:51
Total length: 49:36
Domino Double LP bonus track
  • "Bridle & Bit"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Minsker, Evan (6 February 2014). "Owen Pallett Announces New Album In Conflict Featuring Brian Eno, Plus Tour". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Owen Pallett announces release of new album 'In Conflict'". NME. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ McGovern, Kyle (6 February 2014). "Owen Pallett Preps Brian Eno-Assisted Album 'In Conflict' for Spring Release". Spin. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "In Conflict (new album) – Owen Pallett fansite". Alpentine.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  5. ^ Critic Reviews for The Strange Boys and In Conflict. Metacritic. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  6. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher (May 25, 2014). "In Conflict – Owen Pallett | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Geffen, Sasha (May 27, 2014). "Album Review". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ Baber, Andy (21 May 2014). "MusicOMH review". Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Boles, Benjamin. "NOW review". Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Greene, Jayson (26 May 2014). "Owen Pallett: In Conflict". Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Owen Pallett 'In Conflict' Album Review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. June 5, 2014 (1210): 72. ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Arcade Fire, Drake, Shad make Polaris Music Prize short list". CTV News, July 15, 2014.