Strange Weekend - Porcelain Raft
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for Mauro Remiddi under the name Porcelain Raft.
  • Record Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. All in all, it's a solid debut effort and one that never spares on electronic dramatics and an extensive array of far-ranging ideas.
  2. 80
    Strange Weekend's gauzy dream-pop is almost incapable of provoking anything but love.
  3. Jan 26, 2012
    80
    Strange Weekend takes on the lofty task of musical multitasking and succeeds.
  4. Jan 19, 2012
    70
    Sonically the songs are strong.
  5. Feb 22, 2012
    70
    Porcelain Raft's airy concoctions work best when you're not thinking about them.
  6. Feb 2, 2012
    70
    A perfectly pleasant contribution to the mysterious forces driving indie pop these days.
  7. Jan 18, 2012
    40
    Opener Drifting In And Out, a shimmering piece of dream pop, is beautifully realised, but the other nine songs fail to live up to its promise. [Feb. 2012, p. 110]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 2, 2012
    10
    I loved this album, the way they combine the guitar and the electronic beats is brilliant. This is a very good start for this act. "Backwords" will be easily one of the best songs of 2012. Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2012
    8
    I recently had the pleasure of seeing Porcelain Raft support M83. 'Strange Weekend' is a stunning debut, fragile yet robust, with 'Shapeless & Gone', 'Unless You Speak From Your Heart' and 'The Way In' as stand out tracks. Hopefully a sign of even better things to come. At 35 minutes it is short, but dense. Expand
  3. Jan 30, 2012
    7
    This album is a good example of why having the once again trendy reverb drenched shoegaze sound doesn't always mean you are in for a bore of an album. The songs are well-crafted and tuneful pop gems. Catchy on first listen and I'm sure they'll grow on me even more the second time around. Expand