New View (Eleanor Friedberger album)

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New View
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Studio album by Eleanor Friedberger
Released January 22, 2016
Genre Indie rock
Length 45:10
Label Frenchkiss
Eleanor Friedberger chronology
Personal Record
(2013)Personal Record2013
New View
(2016)
Singles from New View
  1. "He Didn't Mention His Mother"
    Released: October 29, 2015
  2. "Sweetest Girl"
    Released: January 6, 2016

New View is the third studio album by American indie rock musician Eleanor Friedberger, released on January 22, 2016 on Frenchkiss Records. Regarding the album, Friedberger noted: "I hope that this album just sounds like an adult woman who’s OK, as boring as that sounds! I don’t want to sound like I’m miserable, [like] I’m angry, I’m hurt.”[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubB[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork7.8/10[5]

New View received widely positive reviews upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 81, based on 25 reviews, indicating "generally favorable review".[2] In a positive review for The Guardian, Tim Jonze praised Friedberger's lyrics and arrangements, writing: "[Her] offbeat delivery and lyrical quirks (“I’m opening a tree museum / It’s my new hobby,” she sings on Open Season; “And even if you had a twin / I wouldn’t notice her or him” is the touching sentiment of All Known Things) seem to balance nicely with this straightening out of the musical backdrop."[4] Writing for Pitchfork, Hazel Cills also praised the album, writing: "At times New View can seem like a concept record detailing Friedberger's ambivalence about her main gift: spinning fragile memories and feelings into accessible songs."[5] In a mostly positive review for The A.V. Club, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky wrote: "New View's songs feel more homebody-comfortable than anything she’s recorded before. It’s keenly observed, totally genuine, and eminently listenable, though one can’t help but miss the choppy energy and anxious undercurrents of Personal Record".[3]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank
Uncut Top 75 Albums of 2016 2016
35[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Eleanor Friedberger.

No.TitleLength
1."He Didn't Mention His Mother"4:00
2."Open Season"4:42
3."Sweetest Girl"3:01
4."Your Word"3:41
5."Because I Asked You"3:44
6."Never is a Long Time"3:26
7."Cathy With the Curly Hair"3:26
8."Two Versions of Tomorrow"5:46
9."All Known Things"5:07
10."Does Turquoise Work?"2:28
11."A Long Walk"5:49
Total length:45:10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoby, Hermione (2016-01-19). "Eleanor Friedberger: 'I had a hard time imagining myself standing onstage not being young and beautiful'". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for New View by Eleanor Friedberger". Metacritic. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Vishnevetsky, Ignatiy (2016-01-22). "New View - Eleanor Friedberger". avclub.com. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  4. ^ a b Jonze, Tim (2016-01-21). "Eleanor Friedberger: New View review – growing up and straightening out". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  5. ^ a b Cills, Hazel (2016-01-20). "Eleanor Friedberger: New View". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Top 75 Albums of 2016". Uncut. November 22, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.