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Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper is the first solo album released by Paul Banks, the lead singer for the New York Citymarker based post-punk revival band Interpol. It was released on August 4, 2009.

The music video for "Games for Days" was directed by Javier Aguilera and features Emily Haines from Metric.

Critiques

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."

Track listing

  1. "Only if You Run" – 3:49
  2. "Fun That We Have" – 3:41
  3. "Skyscraper" – 3:20
  4. "Games for Days" – 3:57
  5. "Madrid Song" – 2:08
  6. "No Chance Survival" – 4:04
  7. "Unwind" – 3:18
  8. "Girl on the Sporting News" – 2:53
  9. "On the Esplanade" – 3:41
  10. "Fly as You Might" – 3:57
  11. "H" – 2:39


References

  1. http://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/julian-plenti-julian-plenti-is-skyscraper



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