Fields

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  • Record Label: Mute
  • Genre(s): Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Don't Let It Pass
What's in your hand You're pinned down to routines Elevate and leave A flickering screen Where nothing is compromised Nothing is lost When... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. This is an album to savour when autumn leaves are falling--and through the rest of the year, too.
  2. A record that doesn't deviate from what the listener might have already expected from an artist might not sound like an engaging one, but Fields most certainly is.
  3. Mojo
    80
    It's been worth the wait. [Oct 2010, p.103]
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    74
    They may not yet have a strong enough aesthetic to make a great album, but they've made a unique, highly promising one that might soon create something which can bring Gonzalez's academics into the realm of something softer. In the way his best songs and covers were, and still could be.
  5. Gonzalez's classical guitar and weightless tenor float over soul jazz, Afrobeat, Ethiopian funk and krautrock, and the lyrics touch on spirituality and self-realization.
  6. Under The Radar
    70
    Even with Gonzalez windy guitar strums taking a definitive backseat, Gonzalez purists will not be able to resist the charms of his friends in Junip. [Summer 2010, p.79]
  7. That surprising lack of offensiveness, though, isn't replaced with anything to particularly excite, leaving it a tasteful aural curtain of an album without much of a view beyond.

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  1. ck1
    Mar 17, 2011
    10
    This album is amazing. The songs are very relaxed and laid back, but also very good. If you are an idie fan, you will like Fields! If I wereThis album is amazing. The songs are very relaxed and laid back, but also very good. If you are an idie fan, you will like Fields! If I were to compare them with someone, I would say they kind of sound like Bon Iver and Iron and Wine. Expand