Designer (album)

Designer is the third studio album by New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding, released on 26 April 2019 by 4AD.[13] The song "The Barrel" won the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll award.[14]

Designer
Aldous Harding Designer.jpg
Studio album by
Released26 April 2019 (2019-04-26)
Studio
Length40:32
Label4AD
ProducerJohn Parish
Aldous Harding chronology
Party
(2017)
Designer
(2019)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?8.2/10[1]
Metacritic88/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
The Independent5/5 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME4/5 stars[7]
The Observer4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork8.0/10[9]
Q5/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[11]
Uncut8/10[12]

AccoladesEdit

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
Billboard Top 50 Albums of 2019 (Mid-Year) N/A
Exclaim! Top 29 Albums of 2019 (Mid-Year)
28
Gorilla vs. Bear Top 20 Albums of 2019 (Mid-Year)
6
Paste Top 25 Albums of 2019 (Mid-Year)
23
Rolling Stone Top 50 Albums of 2019 (Mid-Year) N/A

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Aldous Harding.

No.TitleLength
1."Fixture Picture"4:07
2."Designer"4:16
3."Zoo Eyes"5:17
4."Treasure"4:11
5."The Barrel"4:59
6."Damn"6:27
7."Weight of the Planets"4:43
8."Heaven Is Empty"3:19
9."Pilot"3:13
Total length:40:32

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[20] 53
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[21] 45
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 22
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 96
French Albums (SNEP)[24] 101
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[25] 98
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[26] 5
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[27] 27
Scottish Albums (OCC)[28] 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 89
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 33
UK Americana Albums (OCC)[31] 3
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[32] 7
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[33] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[34] 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Designer by Aldous Harding reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Designer by Aldous Harding Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  3. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Designer – Aldous Harding". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ Petridis, Alexis (25 April 2019). "Aldous Harding: Designer review – cryptic charm and shimmering psychedelic pop". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  5. ^ O'Connor, Roisin; Bray, Elisa (25 April 2019). "Album reviews: Aldous Harding, The Cranberries, Soak, and Catfish and the Bottlemen". The Independent. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  6. ^ Segal, Victoria (May 2019). "Aldous Harding: Designer". Mojo (306): 93.
  7. ^ Trendell, Andrew (25 April 2019). "Aldous Harding – 'Designer' review". NME. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  8. ^ Empire, Kitty (28 April 2019). "Aldous Harding: Designer review – a true original". The Observer. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  9. ^ Horn, Olivia (26 April 2019). "Aldous Harding: Designer". Pitchfork. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  10. ^ Aroesti, Rachel (June 2019). "Immaculate Design". Q (398): 117.
  11. ^ Hermes, Will (25 April 2019). "Review: The Fetching Surrealism of Aldous Harding's 'Designer'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  12. ^ Osmon, Erin (May 2019). "Aldous Harding: Designer". Uncut (264): 33.
  13. ^ "Aldous Harding : New Album 'Designer' Details, Plus Incredible 'The Barrel' Video Out Now". 4AD. 19 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Aldous Harding takes top gong at 2019 Silver Scroll Awards". Stuff. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  15. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2019". Billboard. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Exclaim!'s Top 29 Albums of 2019 So Far". Exclaim!. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  17. ^ "2019 - Top Albums of Mid-year 2019". Gorilla vs. Bear. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  18. ^ "The 25 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)". Paste. 10 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  19. ^ "50 Best Albums of 2019 So Far". Rolling Stone. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  20. ^ Ryan, Gavin (5 May 2019). "Australian Charts: Pink scores her sixth number one album in Australia". Noise11. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Aldous Harding – Designer" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – Aldous Harding – Designer" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Ultratop.be – Aldous Harding – Designer" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Lescharts.com – Aldous Harding – Designer". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Aldous Harding – {{{album}}}" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Charts.nz – Aldous Harding – Designer". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  27. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Aldous Harding – Designer". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Aldous Harding – Designer". Hung Medien. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  30. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  31. ^ "Official Americana Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  32. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  33. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  34. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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