Washed Out – Paracosm (2013) – Full Album.

Paracosm (album)

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Studio album by Washed Out
Released August 7, 2013
Studio Maze Studios (AtlantaGeorgia)
Length 41:00
Label Sub Pop
  • Ben H. Allen
  • Ernest Greene
Washed Out chronology
Within and Without
Mister Mellow
Singles from Paracosm
  1. “It All Feels Right”
    Released: June 11, 2013
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B[4]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[5]
Filter 88%[6]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork 7.4/10[8]
PopMatters 7/10[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[11]
Spin 6/10[12]

Paracosm is the second studio album by American singer Washed Out, released on August 7, 2013 by Sub Pop. It was produced by Washed Out and Ben H. Allen and was recorded at Maze Studios in Atlanta.

“It All Feels Right” was released as the album’s lead single on June 11, 2013.[13] Upon release, the album received mostly positive reviews from critics.[14] The album debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200, selling 13,000 copies in its first week.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ernest Greene.

No. Title Length
1. “Entrance” 1:21
2. “It All Feels Right” 4:05
3. “Don’t Give Up” 3:54
4. “Weightless” 4:55
5. “All I Know” 5:26
6. “Great Escape” 5:06
7. “Paracosm” 6:32
8. “Falling Back” 5:46
9. “All Over Now” 3:55
Total length: 41:00


Credits adapted from the liner notes of Paracosm.[19]

  • Ernest Greene – vocals (all except “Entrance”); production (all tracks); recording (all except “All Over Now”); art direction
  • Ben H. Allen – bass, guitar, percussion, production, synthesizer (all tracks); mixing, recording (all except “All Over Now”)
  • Sasha Barr – design
  • Sara Cywnar – floral collage
  • Shae Detar – inside photo
  • Bradley Hagen – drums
  • Robby Handley – bass (“It All Feels Right”, “Great Escape”, “Paracosm”)
  • Sumner Jones – recording (all except “All Over Now”)
  • Jason Kingsland – mixing, recording (“All Over Now”)
  • Jeff Kleinsmith – design
  • Matt Stoessel – pedal steel guitar (“Paracosm”)


Chart (2013) Peak
Australian Hitseekers Albums (ARIA)[20] 7
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 101
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[22] 21
US Billboard 200[23] 21
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[24] 3
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[25] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Ref.
Japan August 7, 2013 Yoshimoto R and C [17]
Australia August 9, 2013 Pod [27]
Germany Domino [28]
United Kingdom August 12, 2013 Weird World [29]
United States August 13, 2013 Sub Pop [30]


  1. Jump up^ Schonfeld, Zach (August 12, 2013). “Washed Out – Paracosm”Consequence of Sound. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  2. Jump up to:a b Sendra, Tim. “Paracosm – Washed Out”AllMusic. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  3. Jump up^ “Reviews for Paracosm by Washed Out”Metacritic. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  4. Jump up^ Fetherston, Eamonn (August 13, 2013). “Washed Out:ParacosmThe A.V. Club. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  5. Jump up^ Fenwick, Tom (August 12, 2013). “Washed Out – Paracosm”Drowned in Sound. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  6. Jump up^ Sniderman, Zachary (August 12, 2013). “Washed Out: Paracosm”Filter. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  7. Jump up^ Petridis, Alexis (August 8, 2013). “Washed Out: Paracosm – review”The Guardian. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  8. Jump up^ Cohen, Ian (August 12, 2013). “Washed Out: Paracosm”Pitchfork. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  9. Jump up^ Waterman, Cole (August 12, 2013). “Washed Out: Paracosm”PopMatters. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  10. Jump up^ Ganz, Caryn (August 13, 2013). “Washed Out: Paracosm”Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  11. Jump up^ Liedel, Kevin (August 11, 2013). “Washed Out: Paracosm”Slant Magazine. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  12. Jump up^ Benson, Stephanie (August 12, 2013). “Washed Out’s ‘Paracosm’ Drifts into the Undertow of His Own New Age-Disney Dream World”Spin. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  13. Jump up^ “It All Feels Right – Single by Washed Out”iTunes Store(GB). Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  14. Jump up^ Bernstein, Ian (August 13, 2013). “Washed Out’s ‘Paracosm’: What the Critics Are Saying”The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  15. Jump up^ Caulfield, Keith (August 23, 2013). “Chart Moves: Washed Out, Valerie June Debut on Billboard 200, Wild Feathers Fly In at No. 1 on Heatseekers”Billboard. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  16. Jump up^ “Paracosm (Bonus Track Version) by Washed Out”. iTunes Store (US). Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  17. Jump up to:a b “PARACOSM(パラコズム)” (in Japanese). Yoshimoto R and C. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  18. Jump up^ “New Washed Out Video and ‘Paracosm’ Pre-order”Sub Pop. June 11, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  19. Jump up^ Paracosm (CD liner notes). Washed Out. Sub Pop. 2013. SP1055.
  20. Jump up^ “ARIA Hitseekers – Week Commencing 19th August 2013”(PDF). ARIA Charts (1225): 21. August 19, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  21. Jump up^ “CHART: CLUK Update 24.08.2013 (wk33)”. Zobbel. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  22. Jump up^ “Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50”Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  23. Jump up^ “Washed Out – Chart history” Billboard 200 for Washed Out. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  24. Jump up^ Washed Out – Chart history” Billboard Independent Albumsfor Washed Out. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  25. Jump up^ Washed Out – Chart history” Billboard Top Alternative Albums for Washed Out. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  26. Jump up^ Washed Out – Chart history” Billboard Top Rock Albums for Washed Out. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  27. Jump up^ Eva (May 27, 2013). “News: Washed Out returns with sophomore album ‘Paracosm’ – out Friday 9th August!”Inertia. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  28. Jump up^ “Das neue Washed Out Album “Paracosm” erscheint am 09.08.!” (in German). Domino Deutschland. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  29. Jump up^ “Paracosm”. Domino. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  30. Jump up^ “Washed Out by Paracosm”. Sub Pop. Retrieved July 14,2017.

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