Space Is Only Noise

Space Is Only Noise is the debut studio album by American-Chilean musician Nicolas Jaar, released on 28 January 2011 by Circus Company.

Space Is Only Noise
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 28, 2011 (2011-01-28)
Genre
Length46:25
LabelCircus Company
ProducerNicolas Jaar
Nicolas Jaar chronology
Space Is Only Noise
(2011)
Sirens
(2016)

In 2012 it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 20,000 copies throughout Europe.[1]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.9/10[2]
Metacritic86/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [4]
Clash9/10[5]
The Guardian     [6]
The Irish Times     [7]
Mojo     [8]
Pitchfork8.4/10[9]
PopMatters9/10[10]
Q     [11]
Resident Advisor4.5/5[12]
Uncut     [13]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Space Is Only Noise received an average score of 86, based on 15 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[3] Resident Advisor named it album of the year[14] and Pitchfork placed the album at number 20 on its list of the "Top 50 albums of 2011".[15] Pitchfork also placed the song "Space Is Only Noise If You Can See" at number 44 on its list "The Top 100 Tracks of 2011".[16] In 2019, Pitchfork ranked the album at number 148 on their list of "The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s".[17]

AccoladesEdit

Publications' year-end list appearances for Space Is Only Noise
Critic/Publication List Rank Ref
BrooklynVegan BrooklynVegan's Top 141 Albums of the 2010s 52 [18]
Cokemachineglow Cokemachineglow's Top 50 Albums of 2011 40 [19]
Crack Magazine Crack Magazine's Top 100 Albums of the 2010s 62 [20]
Drowned in Sound Drowned in Sound's Top 75 Albums of 2011 50 [21]
Gorilla vs. Bear Gorilla vs. Bear's Top 30 Albums of 2011 30 [22]
MusicOMH MusicOMH's Top 50 Albums of 2011 38 [23]
The Needle Drop The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2011 9 [24]
No Ripcord No Ripcord's Top 50 Albums of 2011 21 [25]
Pitchfork Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2011 20 [26]
Pitchfork's Top 200 Albums of the 2010s 148 [27]
Pretty Much Amazing Pretty Much Amazing's Top 40 Albums of 2011 36 [28]
Resident Advisor Resident Advisor's Top 20 Albums of 2011 1 [29]
Stereogum Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2011 39 [30]

Track listingEdit

Space Is Only Noise
No.TitleLength
1."Être"4:49
2."Colomb"3:22
3."Sunflower"0:48
4."Too Many Kids Finding Rain in the Dust"3:28
5."Keep Me There"5:21
6."I Got a Woman" (removed from later editions)4:08
7."Problem with the Sun"3:52
8."Space Is Only Noise If You Can See"5:42
9."Almost Fell"2:32
10."Balance Her in Between Your Eyes"3:45
11."Specters of the Future"1:58
12."Trace"0:23
13."Variations"3:21
14."Être"2:56
Total length:46:25

The original track listing features "I Got a Woman" as track 6, but this track was later removed from the album due to an uncleared sample.[31] Subsequently, the original 14-track version of the album was pulled from stores and replaced with a 13 track version, the same one which can be found on streaming services.

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for Space Is Only Noise
Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[32] 49

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aktuelles VUT: VUT - Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmer*innen e. V." (in German). Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Space Is Only Noise by Nicolas Jaar reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Space Is Only Noise by Nicolas Jaar". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  4. ^ Freeman, Phil. "Space Is Only Noise – Nicolas Jaar". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ Frame, Charlie (9 February 2011). "Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise". Clash. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  6. ^ Cragg, Michael (10 February 2011). "Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  7. ^ Carroll, Jim (2 February 2011). "Nicolas Jaar". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 31 May 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise". Mojo (209): 105. April 2011.
  9. ^ Gaerig, Andrew (17 February 2011). "Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  10. ^ Nickum, Stephan (3 March 2011). "Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise". PopMatters. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise". Q (297): 104. April 2011.
  12. ^ Miller, Derek (15 February 2011). "Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise". Uncut (169): 85. June 2011.
  14. ^ RA Staff (14 December 2011). "RA Poll: Top 20 albums of 2011". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2011". Pitchfork. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  16. ^ "The Top 100 Tracks of 2011". Pitchfork. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  17. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s". Pitchfork. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  18. ^ "141 Best Albums of the 2010s". BrooklynVegan. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  19. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2011". Cokemachineglow. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Albums of the decade". Crack Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  21. ^ Adams, Sean (15 December 2011). "Drowned in Sound's Albums of 2011". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  22. ^ "Favourite Albums of 2011". Gorilla vs. Bear. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  23. ^ "MusicOMH's Top 50 Albums of 2011". MusicOMH. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  24. ^ "Favourite Albums of 2011". The Needle Drop. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  25. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2011". No Ripcord. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  26. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 2011". Pitchfork. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  27. ^ "The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s". Pitchfork. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  28. ^ Tovar, Daniel (30 December 2011). "PMA's 40 Best Albums of 2011". Pretty Much Amazing. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  29. ^ "Top 20 Albums of 2011". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  30. ^ "Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2011". Stereogum. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  31. ^ "Nicolas Jaar album is being pulled from shops". Dummy Mag. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  32. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 June 2021.