|Julian Plenti Is...Skyscraper|
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 4, 2009|
|Recorded||2008 - 2009 |
Seaside Lounge Studio, Brooklyn, New York City
|Genre||Alternative rock, art rock|
|Producer||Paul Banks, Peter Katis|
|Julian Plenti chronology|
|Drowned in Sound||(6/10) |
|Paste Magazine||(71/100) |
|Pitchfork Media||(6.2/10) |
In a First Listen feature on their website, The-Fly.co.uk said that Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper "could almost be two different albums - one with folky, Bon Iver-esque lullabies and one with upbeat art-rock stomps" and that it is a "beautiful little sonic beast".ClashMusic.com reviewed the album, praising its ambition but stating that it sometimes suffered for a lack of simplicity, but added: "That said, it's a collection of eleven songs that will haunt and inspire you at the same time with a bewitching mix of influences and styles."Gigwise.com gave the album 4/5 and described it as "An ambitious attempt to give Banks his individuality back." then going on to say "Interpol may take most of the plaudits in his career but it's Julian Plenti who reveals the true Paul Banks."
All tracks written by Paul Banks.
"Only if You Run" is featured in the end credits of the Joel Schumacher film Twelve, as well as in the episode "Sabotage" of Stargate Universe. "Skyscraper" is featured in the final scenes of the 2011 American thriller film I Melt with You.
|U.S. Billboard 200||103|
|U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Albums||1|
|U.S. Billboard Independent Albums||16|
|U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums||39|