Psychic (album)

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Psychic
Darkside Psychic Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 4, 2013 (2013-10-04)
Genre
Length45:08
LabelMatador / Other People
ProducerNicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington
Singles from Psychic
  1. "Heart"
    Released: November 18, 2013
  2. "Paper Trails"
    Released: March 17, 2014

Psychic is the debut album by Darkside, featuring Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington. It was released on October 4, 2013 on Matador Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[4]
Mixmag4/5[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME7/10[7]
The Observer3/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork9.0/10[9]
Resident Advisor3.5/5[10]
Spin8/10[11]

Upon its release, Psychic received critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews and ratings from mainstream critics, the album has received a metascore of 79, based on 22 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington.

No.TitleLength
1."Golden Arrow"11:21
2."Sitra"1:23
3."Heart"4:58
4."Paper Trails"4:50
5."The Only Shrine I've Seen"7:56
6."Freak, Go Home"6:37
7."Greek Light"2:55
8."Metatron"5:08
Total length:45:08

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[12] 21
US Billboard 200[13] 163
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[14] 6
US Top Heatseekers (Billboard)[15] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Psychic by Darkside". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Psychic – Darkside". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  3. ^ Macpherson, Alex (10 October 2013). "Darkside: Psychic – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ Carroll, Jim (11 October 2013). "Darkside: Psychic". The Irish Times. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ Lawrence, James (4 November 2013). "Darkside". Mixmag. Archived from the original on 7 November 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Darkside: Psychic". Mojo (240): 84. November 2013.
  7. ^ Gardner, Noel (7 October 2013). "Darkside – 'Psychic'". NME. Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  8. ^ Empire, Kitty (6 October 2013). "Darkside: Psychic – review". The Observer. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  9. ^ Cohen, Ian (7 October 2013). "Darkside: Psychic". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  10. ^ Naylor, Tony (10 October 2013). "DARKSIDE – Psychic". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  11. ^ Beta, Andy (2 October 2013). "Oneohtrix Point Never and Nicolas Jaar's Darkside Serve Up Noirish, Sensuous Hypnosis". Spin. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  13. ^ "Darkside – Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  14. ^ "Darkside – Chart history: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  15. ^ "Darkside – Chart history: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 19, 2013.