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  • Summary: Ben Chasny's psych-folk project releases its seventh album in five years, producing a more playful, atmospheric sound with Ben's trademark twangy, country-folk feel.
  • Record Label: Drag City
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    Ben Chasny's annual solo folk extravaganza. [March 2011, p. 95]
  2. Feb 23, 2011
    80
    Asleep on the Floodplain stands as a brilliantly constructed bridge between SOOA's For Octavio Paz and Sun Awakens, yet moves deftly and pronouncedly forward into previously uncharted terrain.
  3. Feb 18, 2011
    80
    Its gentleness is affecting and transporting and the whole album is carefully constructed and beautifully performed. It is also brilliantly sequenced--a work that very much needs to be digested as a whole.
  4. Mar 4, 2011
    80
    Asleep on the Floodplain is more than an acoustic showcase.
  5. Mar 1, 2011
    70
    There's a sparse but fluid lyricism to Chasny's tumbling, post-Takoma guitar style. [Feb 2011, p.56]
  6. Apr 12, 2011
    70
    Ben Chasny's solo venture continues to tackle folk as if the 1970s never ended.
  7. 50
    For me it doesn't work; it stomps on the fragility he's been building up for 40 minutes. But because it comes together so slowly, it's of a piece with this record's careful mood.

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