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Woodkid, the Grammy-nominated French director/artist/producer/musician behind acclaimed videos for Lana Del Rey’s global hit Born To Die, Drake & Rihanna’s Take Care and Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream, steps out from behind the camera with the release on Island Records of his debut album ”The Golden Age”. The eagerly awaited album follows Woodkid’s 2011 EP ... Read more in Amazon's Woodkid Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Mar. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Island
  • ASIN: B00B5NXBZ2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,038 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. Conquest Of Spaces 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Description

Debut album from Grammy Award nominated French director, producer and designer Yoann Lemoine, AKA Woodkid. Includes the singles Iron , Run Boy Run and I Love You all of which have critically acclaimed videos. As well as his own work, Woodkid has directed videos for the likes of Lana Del Ray (Born to Run), Drake (Take Care) and Katy Perry (Teenage Dream)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Myfanwy on 28 Mar. 2013
Format: Audio CD
I downloaded this album after seeing several of his videos on YT. I'm so glad I did, although it is a slow burner. You get the feeling that it's art more than music to Yoann Lemoine. He rockets big band drumming throughout 'The Golden Age' but his voice is an acquired taste.

After several listens, you forget the shortcomings of the range in his vocals and are entwined in the emotional side of his vocals, his vocals seem visceral.

Standout tracks for me are 'I love you' and 'Conquest of spaces' the former a message carved from deep in one's soul and the latter a musical swirling epic.

Everytime I listen to this album it surprises and beguiles me with something new, growing with each listen. All in all, a very modern masterpiece.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Mar. 2013
Format: Audio CD
My first encounter with Yoann Lemoine's music came with the
release of his terrific first single (and its equally striking video)
'Iron' back in 2011. 'The Golden Age' certainly seems to have
taken an age to see the light of day, notwithstanding the release
of another (comparatively lacklustre) taster 'Run Boy Run' last year.

Mr Lemoine works hard to create a distinctive soundworld in these
fourteen tracks. Widescreen, cinematic and given to grand gestures,
the overall effect leans towards a kind of Florence-tribal-lite mix
of dense orchestrations and pagan beats. Where the project comes
apart, however, is with our host's very limited vocal abilities.
A little at a time and his voice has a certain hollow, otherworldly
appeal but after a while the monochrome vibrato and unvarying nasal
twang becomes, at least to my hairy ears, more than a little irksome.

'Iron' remains his strongest achievement but title track 'The Golden
Age' creates a palpable sense of drama (Antony Hegarty came to mind
for more than a moment) and 'I Love You' manages to lighten the mood
for a few minutes with its almost jaunty rhythm and catchy melody.

Elsewhere, sad to say, there are more than a few bloopers culminating
in the truly awful 'Stabat Mater'; an ugly and pretentious invention
full of choral bombast straight out of a high camp Hammer horror flick.

I wish I'd pitched my high hopes a little lower.

A Disappointing Debut.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G1zm0 on 31 May 2013
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I, like other reviewers, bought this album off the back of his initial release, which included tracks such as Iron and Brooklyn. This album has some really strong tracks in the first half and really holds its own, sadly though it seems to fall off a little (at least for me) in the second half where the tone of the album changes.

I would have like to have seen some of the other tracks from the first release appear on here instead of just iron but all in all it is a good album and would be a great addition to any ones collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eleanor on 2 May 2013
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Woodkid makes truly epic music.

Whenever I'm listening to his music, especially through headphones, I feel like I'm in a film. Not just any film, like an epic, emotionally exhilarating film that I know if I watched would stay with me forever. And I'm the lead.

I have been waiting for this album since I first heard Brooklyn and fell in love, suffice it to say, I'm still in love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bookaholic on 30 April 2014
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I don't often buy CDs, but this was an album I had to own. It is beautiful and grand and dramatic in equal measure. The vocals contrast with the climactic sense of the songs in such a way that the effect is almost ethereal. The tracks sound best when played in sequence, as this brings out some of the more delicate refrains and really allows the mood to build. I could listen to this album all day long. (It does make you feel excessively dramatic on the bus though!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Houghton on 12 Aug. 2013
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I first heard the music of Woodkid from run boy run on the O2 sporting moments advert. I have not been disappointed with the other songs on this album. Woodkid is lyrics are pure poetry! I'm not going to attempt to provided a proper music review as you can find this on specialist websites, where they will all give this 4/5 stars. Not your run of the mill stuff but brilliant enough to have you listening over and over again
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms R. Hunt on 8 Oct. 2013
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Bought this having seen Woodkid live and am so HAPPY. Great album and beautifully presented. The book is very much an added bonus...and the music is superb.
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What an excellent album, I didn't even know this guy existed until I heard his music in the 100 on E4, some have said his voice takes a little getting used too but I think it is perfect for the type of music he is performing. If anyone has any doubts about buying the album I suggest you listen to Iron; Run Boy Run; the Golden Age and Stabat Mater, absolutely brilliant and so cleverly done, this guy is a musical genius.
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