Magic Chairs

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Magic Chairs
Magic Chairs.jpg
Studio album by Efterklang
Released February 22, 2010
Recorded Feedback Recording Studio, Århus
Black Tornado, Copenhagen
STC Studio, Copenhagen
Efterklang's studio, Copenhagen
Genre Indie pop
Length 43:47
Language English
Label 4AD (CAD 3X01)
Producer Efterklang, Gareth Jones
Efterklang chronology
Parades
(2007)
Magic Chairs
(2010)
Piramida
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC (positive)[3]
Contact Music (positive)[4]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[7]
NME (7/10)[8]
Pitchfork Media (5.9/10)[9]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars[10]
Strange Glue (8/10)[11]
Unbored (6/10)[12]

Magic Chairs is the third studio album from Danish indie rock group Efterklang. The album is the band's first release on their new label 4AD, and was released on February 22, 2010 and a day later in North America. The album was also released on the band's own label, Rumraket, in Scandinavia. The band began recording the album in January 2009 in studios across Copenhagen and Århus, Denmark, and mixed the album with producer Gareth Jones.[13] The first single "Modern Drift" was released as a free MP3 track on 4AD's website on November 19, 2009, and the music video for the song premiered on January 25, 2010 (link).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Modern Drift" – 4:53
  2. "Alike" – 4:11
  3. "I Was Playing Drums" – 5:13
  4. "Raincoats" – 4:20
  5. "Harmonics" – 4:05
  6. "Full Moon" – 3:49
  7. "The Soft Beating" – 4:13
  8. "Scandinavian Love" – 3:53
  9. "Mirror Mirror" – 5:44
  10. "Natural Tune" – 3:26
Download-only bonus track
  1. "Me Me Me the Brick House" – 5:26

Singles[edit]

  • "Modern Drift" (January 25, 2010)
    • Music video only
  • "I Was Playing Drums" (April 19, 2010)
    • 7" vinyl, 4AD (AD 3X08)
    1. "I Was Playing Drums" (Edit) – 4:07
    2. "Me Me Me the Brick House" – 5:26
  • "Raincoats" (August 23, 2010)
    • Digital download, 4AD
    1. "Raincoats" (Edit) – 3:45
    2. "Harmonics" (Covered by Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm) – 4:23

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Efterklang.
  • Mixed by Gareth Jones.
  • Artwork by Hvass&Hannibal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Magic Chairs by Efterklang". Metacritic. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  2. ^ Jason Lymangrover (2010-02-23). "Magic Chairs - Efterklang | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Music - Review of Efterklang - Magic Chairs". BBC. 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Efterklang | Magic Chairs Album Review". Contactmusic.com. 2010-02-16. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  5. ^ Lawrenson, James (2010-02-16). "Album Review: Efterklang - Magic Chairs / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  6. ^ Dave Simpson. "Efterklang: Magic Chairs | CD review | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "NME Reviews - Album Review: Efterklang - 'Magic Chairs'". Nme.com. 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  9. ^ "Efterklang: Magic Chairs | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  10. ^ "Review: Efterklang - Magic Chairs". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  11. ^ "Efterklang: Magic Chairs - Strangeglue - Music News, Views and Reviews". Strangeglue. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  12. ^ "For the Record: Efterklang – Magic Chairs". Unbored. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  13. ^ "Magic Chairs – our new album! – listen to new song!". Efterklang. Retrieved 2015-08-10.