Lookaftering

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Lookaftering
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Studio album by Vashti Bunyan
Released October 17, 2005 (2005-10-17)
Studio Sound Cafe, Nine Mile Burn; Cava, Glasgow; Eastcore Studios, London
Genre Folk, psychedelic folk
Length 35:31
Label FatCat
Producer Max Richter
Vashti Bunyan chronology
Just Another Diamond Day
(1970)Just Another Diamond Day1970
Lookaftering
(2005)
Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind – Singles and Demos 1964 to 1967
(2007)Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind – Singles and Demos 1964 to 19672007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic85/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
BBCfavorable[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
MusicOMHfavorable[6]
The New York Timesfavorable[7]
Pitchfork8.5/10[8]
PopMatters8/10 stars[9]
Stylus MagazineB+[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes5/5 stars[11]

Lookaftering is the second studio album by Vashti Bunyan.[12] It was released via FatCat Records on October 17, 2005.[13] It is the follow-up to 1970's Just Another Diamond Day.[14]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Lookaftering received an average score of 85% based on 21 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Thom Jurek of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling it "a gorgeously considered, stunningly and sensitively crafted album by an artist who is truly outside of all fashion, all time, and even space."[2] He added, "Without the technological trappings, this album, timeless and spaceless as it is, could have been made 300 years ago, but that it was made in the 21st century blesses you even more."[2]

Pitchfork placed it at number 44 on its list of the "Top 50 Albums of 2005".[15] PopMatters placed it at number 50 on its list of the "Best 50 Albums of 2005".[16]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Vashti Bunyan.

No.TitleLength
1."Lately"2:21
2."Here Before"2:05
3."Wayward"3:06
4."Hidden"3:20
5."Against the Sky"3:10
6."Turning Backs"4:28
7."If I Were"2:15
8."Same but Different"3:38
9."Brother"2:10
10."Feet of Clay"4:29
11."Wayward Hum"4:26

Personnel[edit]

  • Vashti Bunyan – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Max Richter – piano, glockenspiel, hammond organ, mellotron, vibraphone, fender rhodes, glass
  • Kevin Barker – electric guitar
  • Devendra Banhart – acoustic guitar
  • Marcelo DeOliviera – acoustic guitar
  • Rebecca Wood – oboe, cor anglais
  • Robert Kirby – french horn, trumpet
  • Joanna Newsom – harp
  • Adam Pierce – dulcimer
  • Adem – harmonium, autoharp
  • Fiona Brice – strings
  • Ian Burdge – strings
  • Gillon Cameron – strings
  • John Mercalfe – strings
  • Frances Dewar – strings

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lookaftering by Vashti Bunyan". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Jurek, Thom. "Lookaftering - Vashti Bunyan". AllMusic. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Long, Chris (2005). "Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering - Review". BBC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Browne, David (October 28, 2005). "EW reviews four lost psychedelic folkies". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (October 13, 2005). "Vashti Bunyan, Lookaftering". The Guardian. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  6. ^ Smith, Barnaby (October 17, 2005). "Vashti Bunyan – Lookaftering". MusicOMH. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Ratliff, Ben (October 24, 2005). "Critics' Choice: New CD's". The New York Times. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  8. ^ Murphy, Matthew (October 27, 2005). "Vashti Bunyan: Lookaftering". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  9. ^ Adcock, Zack (November 1, 2005). "Vashti Bunyan: Lookaftering". PopMatters. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  10. ^ Powell, Mike (November 4, 2005). "Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  11. ^ Willcoma. "Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  12. ^ Carroll, Jim (November 24, 2009). "Archive: Vashti Bunyan". The Irish Times. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "Lookaftering". FatCat Records. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  14. ^ Murphy, Matthew (October 23, 2005). "Vashti Bunyan". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2005 (1/5)". Pitchfork. December 31, 2005. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  16. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2005 (1/5)". PopMatters. December 19, 2005. Retrieved November 1, 2017.

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