• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Aug 4, 2009
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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 17

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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
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  1. While Interpol is far from a simplistic band, more often than not Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper takes the scenic route, and it pays off with an intimate, subtle set of songs that are strong in their own right.
  2. Banks’s debut solo outing is a leap forward--and notably away - from his band’s rigid blueprint that hinges on cold calculation and angular rhythm.
  3. Given his chilly demeanor, Banks makes for an uneasy balladeer, and he sometimes overcompensates with treacly string ?arrangements.