Fragrant World

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Release date
20 Aug 2012
Running length
11 tracks
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1 Fingers Never Bleed 5:19 67,576
2 Longevity 4:59 83,030
3 Blue Paper 6:07 51,512
4 Henrietta 6:49 92,456
5 Devil and the Deed 4:47 47,047
6 No Bones 3:09 42,241
7 Reagan's Skeleton 4:43 55,237
8 Demon Road 5:02 40,059
9 Damaged Goods 4:58 38,978
10 Folk Hero Shtick 6:07 31,321
11 Glass of the Microscope 5:25 35,315

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Fragrant World is the third studio album by American psychedelic pop band Yeasayer, released on August 21, 2012 on Secretly Canadian. The album has received a provisional score of 71 from Metacritic indicating “generally favourable reviews”, based on the reviews of 44 critics.

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    Seriously. Odd Blood had weird sounds in a normal pop context. But there's no chains here, it's insane sounds in a very weird context. I'm enjoying it a lot more.

    24 Feb 5:09pm Reply
  • iTylor

    Underrated electronic gem!

    28 Jan 2:20pm Reply
  • oscillating000

    This album is apparently very under-appreciated.

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • justfetus

    Every song on this album is incredible. Haters gonna hate.

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • Churumbela

    I have a hard time understanding why people pan this album so much -- no, it isn't Odd Blood. That doesn't automatically make it bad! After giving myself some time with it, I really enjoy most of this album, though there are a couple songs I don't care for as much. I don't know that the recording captured the energy of the live versions, but the studio tracks are still fun.

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • XDRory

    Such a grower.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • adamzZz

    I have to admit it, I enjoy it even more than I thought I would, despite the lukewarm reviews, this album is fresh and tangy, bursts out with creativity and actual feeling of joy. After some hours spent with this record, I can't even point out any weak moments, it flows so perfectly.

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • hitbyambulance

    try putting album on shuffle for your next listen (if you don't have the vinyl/cassette version)

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • JakeR3000

    This isn't even difficult to understand.

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tallesbrito

    where are the tribal references?

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Darkchef

    Stop comparing to Odd Blood. This album is not called Odd Blood 2. Shit's good if you take it for the stand alone album that. it. is. I'm totally enjoying it. [2]

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • lvrtits

    It's the right time right on time, so make no bones about it

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • fatcatmusic

    Addictive album. Really gets under your skin after a few plays. Loved Odd Blood but very pleased to hear the evolution here.

    4 Sep 2012 Reply
  • aabowman

    very good point flypaperflowers..... its like an abstract version. haha.

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • flypaperflowers

    The album cover looks strangely similar to Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head...

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • XMagicanX

    It's not bad, but if you have watched live performances of the new songs before album release, it's just...disappointing. Especially Demon Road and Devil and The Deed.

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • markot93

    Like this one !

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • bad_flucker

    Certainly this isn't "Odd Blood Pt. 2", but I think this album eventually sinks into the constant listener, specially the second half of it.

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • grrrarrgh

    @Machiventa, I'm also excited to have new Yeasayer music. You're right to caution against high expectations: mine weren't low. For that reason, I took a break from Fragrant World and I've recently "come back." Unfortunately, I stand by my first impressions. Pitchfork's review is an apt summary (this sentence listed under: "words I never thought that I would write, ever"). Every band (except for The Beatles) has a bad day in the studio. This is Yeasayer's. I'm nevertheless optimistic for their fourth album, because the raw talent behind these mistakes is, well, unmistakeable. Ya but srsly, disappointmenton. 6/10.

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • miniis

    can't decide which one is my favourite

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
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