Places Like This

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Places Like This
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Studio album by
Released28 July 2007
RecordedOctober 2006 – January 2007
GenreIndie pop
Length31:30
LabelPolyvinyl
ProducerArchitecture In Helsinki
Architecture in Helsinki chronology
We Died, They Remixed
(2006)
Places Like This
(2007)
Moment Bends
(2011)

Places Like This is the third studio album by Architecture in Helsinki, which was released in Australia on 27 July 2007 at the launch of their Australian tour. It was also released in Japan on 18 July, Europe on 8 August, and in the United States on 21 August. It debuted at No. 31 on the ARIA Albums Chart, and dropped to No. 49 in its second week.

Background[edit]

Australian group, Architecture in Helsinki issued their third studio album, Places Like This on 28 July 2007 on Polyvinyl Record Co. In September of the previous year, Laura Pearson of Pitchfork Media reported that the group were working on tracks with Cameron Bird (lead singer) in Brooklyn, United States while the other members were in Melbourne.[1] It was recorded at Dave Sitek's (from TV on the Radio)[2] studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and in Sydney's Big Jesus Burger Studios between October 2006 and January 2007. It was engineered and mixed by Chris Coady, who has previously worked with TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Grizzly Bear. The first single from the album, "Heart It Races", was released ahead of the album in May and peaked into the top 50 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[3] Places Like This reached the top 30 on the related albums chart.[3] In the US, the album reached the top 10 on two of Billboard magazine's component charts: Top Electronic Albums and Heatseekers Albums in September.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[6]
Drowned in Sound6/10[7]
Entertainment WeeklyB–[8]
The Guardian4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork6.4/10[10]
Now2/5[11]
PopMatters6/10[12]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[13]
The Skinny3/5 stars[14]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[15]

According to review aggregator Metacritic, Places Like This has a score of 66 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Red Turned White" – 2:46
  2. "Heart It Races" – 3:14
  3. "Hold Music" – 3:54
  4. "Feather in a Baseball Cap" – 2:27
  5. "Underwater" – 3:28
  6. "Like It or Not" – 3:01
  7. "Debbie" – 2:53
  8. "Lazy (Lazy)" – 2:55
  9. "Nothing's Wrong" – 3:22
  10. "Same Old Innocence" – 3:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearson, Laura (7 September 2006). "Architecture in Helsinki Talk New Album". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  2. ^ Ginsburg, Brandon (16 October 2007). "Architecture in Helsinki – Interview with Cameron Bird". JunkMedia. Laura Sylvester. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Architecture in Helsinki". Australian Charts Portal (Hung Medien). Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Places Like This – Architecture in Helsinki (Chart History)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media (Nielsen Business Media). Archived from the original on 5 July 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Places Like This by Architecture in Helsinki". Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  6. ^ Phares, Heather. "Places Like This – Architecture in Helsinki". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  7. ^ Hamilton, Billy (2007-07-30). "Album Review: Architecture In Helsinki - Places Like This". [{Drowned in Sound]]. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  8. ^ Greenwald, Andy (2007-08-24). "Places Like This". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  9. ^ Simpson, Dave (2007-08-09). "CD: Architecture in Helsinki, Places Like This". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  10. ^ Mitchum, Rob (2007-08-23). "Architecture in Helsinki: Places Like This Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  11. ^ Liss, Sarah (2007-08-09). "ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI". Now. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  12. ^ Bunch, Adam (2007-08-09). "Architecture in Helsinki: Places Like This". PopMatters. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  13. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2007-08-23). "Architecture in Helsinki: Places Like This". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  14. ^ Kane, Wilbur (2007-08-09). "Architecture in Helsinki - Places Like These". The Skinny. Retrieved 2018-11-06.
  15. ^ Shetler, Scott (2007-08-15). "Architecture in Helsinki Places Like This". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2018-11-05.