A Different Ship - Here We Go Magic
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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the indie rock band from Brooklyn was produced by Nigel Godrich.
  • Record Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 90
    Here We Go Magic certainly sound fantastically magical on A Different Ship. It's a definitive kind of feel and one that deserves proper recognition; they've delivered a remarkable album.
  2. May 9, 2012
    90
    The result is a stunning reboot.
  3. May 11, 2012
    81
    A textbook example of restrained, stylish writing, Here We Go Magic have found their muse: a 40-something producer from England who just knows well enough to get out of the way.
  4. 75
    Sonically, it's jaw-dropping, particularly on headphones: every cymbal splash and synth squiggle purr up-close and personal. But most of these 10 tracks are so subtle, they might drift past unnoticed if you're not listening hard enough.
  5. May 8, 2012
    70
    A Different Ship is another exciting chapter in the story of a band who continue to improve with every release.
  6. May 3, 2012
    50
    With A Different Ship, Here We Go Magic has essentially removed the "psych" from psych-folk and replaced it with monotony.

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  1. May 10, 2012
    10
    This band just keeps getting better with each record. Nigel Godrich definitely helps capture a bit of their live show on this record. With their self-titled album I absolutely thought this band was going to make 1 decent album and fall off the planet. Oh, how glad I am to be wrong. This album is such a beauty! If you have any interest in this band at all, go see them live and get blown away!

    TLDR; fantastic live band brings A game to the studio.
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