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Magnetic North (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about Magnetic North (Bonus Track Version) by Aqualung. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 51:32 minutes.

Artist: Aqualung
Release date: 2010
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 13
Duration: 51:32
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No. Title Length
1. New Friend 4:00
2. Reel Me In 4:05
3. Sundowning 4:24
4. 36 Hours 3:28
5. Fingertip 3:15
6. Lost 4:36
7. Time Moves Slow 4:16
8. California 1:20
9. Remember Us 6:10
10. Hummingbird 3:56
11. Thin Air 4:22
12. Magnetic North 4:34
13. This Bewildering World 3:06



Magnetic North reaffirms Aqualung’s commitment to old-school pop music verities, even as it embraces au courant sonic textures. Its yearning romanticism and well-sculpted tunes are enhanced by elegant production values, emphasizing minimal piano lines and austere arrangements. Aqualung (a.k.a. Matt Hales) still manages to convey joy and optimism as well as melancholy. Tunes like the sparkling “Fingertip” and the gospel-inflected “New Friend” capture a sense of newfound delight, matching whimsical lyrics with insistent grooves. He reaffirms his piano balladeer status on “36 Hours” and “Sundowning,” introducing jazzy rhythmic figures at key moments. A hint of prog-rock ambition creeps into “Reel Me In,” while “California” has the optimistic vibe of early-‘70s L.A. rock. At times, Aqualung descends into chilly introspective depths, as in the bleakly confessional “Lost.” If there’s an emotional core to be found here, it lies in “Remember Us,” an exquisitely tormented duet with Sara Bareilles featuring the album’s loveliest (and most disquieting) melody.