Artificial Heart

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  • Summary: The first full-sized studio release from the songwriter for the Portal video game series, this album contains his first new material since 2006. It was produced by They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh and features Suzanne Vega, John Roderick (of The Long Winters), and Sara Quin (of Tegan and Sara).
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  • Record Label: Jocoserious Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    And even though it's a more emotionally heavy album than a lot of his previous work, Coulton still knows how to leave people with a smile, ending the album with two new versions of his famous Portal and Portal 2 theme songs.
  2. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    Hum-worthy ditties that suggest Artificial Heart is definitely the real deal.
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    70
    A little inconsistent it may be, but Artificial Heart is one of the most replayable albums of the year which, in combining Coulton's songwriting smarts with Flansburgh's emboldening influence, produces something frequently irresistible.
  4. Nov 23, 2011
    68
    Artificial Heart is an enjoyable, albeit off-kilter album that is probably better as individual songs rather than as a complete piece.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. May 17, 2012
    9
    I've always been a Fan of Jonathan Coulton and this album is the best collection of songs he's released. From the first notes of Sticking itI've always been a Fan of Jonathan Coulton and this album is the best collection of songs he's released. From the first notes of Sticking it to myself to the end of The Stache I enjoy Each track on this album. My favorite is Glasses. Expand
  2. Jan 24, 2015
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. just some warm-hearted folk with some unique chord structures and with some sweet poppy courses plus one unique theme song on the song track "Nemeses" a song about working with someone you secretly hate and they hate you back in your slowly plant against each other, warning album could be shorter and nothing new and unique plus honest too many slow burns Expand