Obsidian (album)

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Obsidian
Obsidian album cover.jpg
Studio album by Baths
Released May 28, 2013
Genre Electronic
Length 43:16
Label Anticon
Baths chronology
Pop Music/False B-Sides
(2011)
Obsidian
(2013)
Singles from LP1
  1. "Miasma Sky"
    Released: 6 March 2013 (2013-03-06)

Obsidian is the second studio album by American electronic musician Baths released on 28 May 2013 on Anticon.[1] The album was preceded by the single "Miasma Sky".[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Fact Magazine 4.5/5 stars[5]
Exclaim! 9/10[6]
Pitchfork 8.6/10[1]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[7]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[8]

Obsidian received critical acclaim from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 76, based on 22 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[9]

Ian Cohen of Pitchfork Media praised the album saying "the gregarious and genial Wiesenfeld has created a more subversive work by getting uncomfortably close to pop."[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Worsening"   4:26
2. "Miasma Sky"   4:34
3. "Ironworks"   4:40
4. "Ossuary"   3:52
5. "Incompatible"   4:40
6. "No Eyes"   4:14
7. "Phaedra"   4:52
8. "No Past Lives"   3:40
9. "Earth Death"   4:34
10. "Inter"   3:50
Total length:
43:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cohen, Ian (2013-05-28). "Baths: Obsidian". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  2. ^ Minsker, Evan (March 6, 2013). "Baths Announces New Album Obsidian, Shares Track "Miasma Sky", Tours With the Postal Service". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Obsidian Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Obsidian - Baths". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  5. ^ Kelly, Chris (2013-05-31). "Obsidian Review". Factmag.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  6. ^ Pollard, Vincent (2013-05-24). "Baths - Obsidian". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  7. ^ Liedel, Kevin (2013-05-27). "Baths: Obsidian". Slantmagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  8. ^ Geffen, Sasha (May 29, 2013). "Album Review: Baths – Obsidian". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved Jun 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Obsidian – Baths". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ Cohen, Ian (May 28, 2013). "Baths: Obsidian". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 

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