Strange Weekend - Porcelain Raft
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5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 6 out of 18

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  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.
  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.
  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.
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73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    70
    Porcelain Raft's airy concoctions work best when you're not thinking about them.
  2. 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.
  3. Feb 16, 2012
    70
    In many ways, this album feels more like a culmination than a debut, and Remiddi's vast and varied musical experience infuse his songs with a sense of confidence and craftsmanship that is often lacking in the work of his younger and less experienced peers.