On the Water (album)

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On the Water
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Studio album by Future Islands
Released October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Genre Synthpop, alternative rock
Length 41:41
Label Thrill Jockey
Producer Chester Endersby Gwazda
Future Islands chronology
In Evening Air
(2009)
On the Water
(2011)
Singles
(2014)
Singles from On the Water
  1. "Balance"
    Released: July 2011

On the Water is the third album by synthpop band Future Islands. The album was released on 11 October 2011 on Thrill Jockey records.

The album was recorded in a friend's house in Elizabeth City, North Carolina between March and May 2011.[1] Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner duets on The Great Fire.

The album peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "On the Water" 4:52
2. "Before the Bridge" 3:59
3. "The Great Fire" 3:15
4. "Open" 1:28
5. "Where I Found You" 5:44
6. "Give Us the Wind" 4:06
7. "Close to None" 6:19
8. "Balance" 4:06
9. "Tybee Island" 3:17
10. "Grease" 4:35

Reviews[edit]

The album received mostly positive reviews with Pitchfork giving it 7.7/10[2] and The A.V. Club giving it an A-.[3] The aggregated score from 21 critics on Metacritic is 80/100.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On the Water". Thrill Jockey. 11 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Future Islands: On the Water". Pitchfork. 11 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Future Islands: On the Water". A.V. Club. 11 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "On the Water". Metacritic. 12 March 2012. 

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