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Strange Weekend

Porcelain Raft

Strange Weekend

Debut album of dream pop / synthpop from one-man band and producer, Brooklyn-based Mauro Remiddi

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  1. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    One of the best home recorded releases in a long time
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    This is bleary-eyed yet radiant music that recalls MBV and Phil Spector
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  3. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    “Shambolic” and “poetic” are words synonymous with Strange Weekend
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    Strange Weekend's gauzy dream-pop is incapable of provoking anything but love
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The impassioned, stylish results featured throughout this debut record should easily take Porcelain Raft from a heady bedroom project to a worldwide audience in no time at all
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  6. 8.0 |   BBC

    This is an impressive debut and a solid step toward a realised identity. There’s something soulful in the cellar
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    That it’s all the work of one frustratingly talented man operating in a Brooklyn basement is especially incredible
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  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Strange Weekend drifts and delights. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   A.V. Club

    A flight of lo-fi fancy anchored by some very real (and very catchy) pop hooks
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  10. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    At just over half an hour, it’s a short, sweet listen that never bloats its listener, offering exactly what you want from experimental music without the pretence
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  11. 8.0 |   All Music

    A very impressive debut album, full of craft, emotion, and songs that you'll want to listen to again and again
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  12. 7.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    It would appear that the porcelain raft is sturdy as it rides the waves of dream pop
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  13. 7.5 |   The 405

    A spiky little gem amongst the soft-edged faux pearls of their dream pop peers
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  14. 7.5 |   Bowlegs

    Throughout the record you, the listener, are encompassed with a heavenly production and unashamedly rich indulgence of dreamlike composition – resistance it seems is futile
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  15. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Hangs together well as a whole-cloth statement, though that doesn't mean there aren't standouts
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  16. 7.0 |   Clash

    Imagine Tyrannosaurus Rex era Marc Bolan fronting a chillwave band: delicate, polite and unabashed
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  17. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Testament to the increasingly professional production capabilities of home recording artists
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  18. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A perfectly charming set of endearingly sweet lo-fi dream-pop
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  19. 6.5 |   Prefix

    This is dream-pop with a soul behind it
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  20. 6.0 |   Mojo

    A ravishing series of nebulous swoons - electronics and acoustics enmeshed - spiced with a curdled ghost-echo of sunshine pop. Print edition only

  21. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    There is nothing abrasive about Strange Weekend, nothing risky, nothing unique; there is instead just a shortage of “Wow!”
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  22. 6.0 |   State

    Listen to Strange Weekend in its entirety and it’s hard to get away from how these lesser moments ultimately detract from the genuine excellence elsewhere
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  23. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Shapeless, bland, and utterly forgettable
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  24. 4.0 |   Q

    Washes past pleasantly, but with all too little substance to hook the listener. Print edition only

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