Shangri-La

  • Record Label: DFA
  • Release Date: Jun 21, 2011
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. Aug 7, 2011
    7
    Not my favorite album this year or by YACHT in general but definitely a solid album. I thought that many of these songs were quite catchy but not necessarily great songs, much like today's mainstream hits. Definitely not a bad album.
    FAV TRACKS: Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire), I Walked Alone
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    Musically however, Shangri-La keeps things fairly light and upbeat, with plenty of memorable, chanted vocal hooks and a satisfying mixture of live and sequenced instrumentation.
  2. Aug 11, 2011
    80
    While the conceptual ambitions occasionally overstep the mark, they rarely get in the way of the cerebral and gluteal-vibratory enjoyment that is to be found. It's a work no less beneficial than entertaining.
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    63
    It is a step in the right direction and, despite its failings, a potential sign of good things to come. As far as community art projects go, I'm inclined to say that this one still has legs, even if it doesn't prove that Portlanders can get people to use theirs.