Era Extraña

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Era Extraña
Studio album by Neon Indian
Released September 13, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Chillwave, synthpop, indie pop, new wave
Length 42:27
Label Static Tongues, Mom + Pop Music
Producer Alan Palomo,[1] Dave Fridmann
Neon Indian chronology
Mind Ctrl: Psychic Chasms Possessed
(2010)
Era Extraña
(2011)
ERRATA ANEX
(2013)

Era Extraña is electronic pop artist Alan Palomo's second album as Neon Indian. It was released on September 13, 2011, through Mom + Pop Music in the United States, Transgressive Records in Great Britain and Europe, Columbia Music/Big Nothing in Japan, and Pop Frenzy/Inertia in Australia.[1]

In a Pitchfork interview on September 12, 2011, Palomo said that he was living in Helsinki, Finland for four weeks while making the album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Heart: Attack"   0:59
2. "Polish Girl"   4:26
3. "The Blindside Kiss"   3:35
4. "Hex Girlfriend"   3:18
5. "Heart: Decay"   1:46
6. "Fallout"   3:34
7. "Era Extraña"   2:59
8. "Halogen (I Could Be a Shadow)"   4:37
9. "Future Sick"   4:49
10. "Suns Irrupt"   5:30
11. "Heart: Release"   2:07
12. "Arcade Blues"   4:47
Total length:
42:27
Bonus Track (Japan only)
No. Title Length
13. "Eras Ending Above Us"   4:48

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (76/100)[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Club Fonograma (85/100)[5]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Spin 7/10 stars[8]
NME 8/10 stars[9]

The album received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 76, based on 27 reviews, indicating "Generally Favorable Reviews".[3]

Stereogum placed the album at number 16 on its list of the "Top 50 albums of 2011".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neon Indian Era Extraña Info". Buzzmedia. July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://pitchfork.com/features/interviews/8664-neon-indian/
  3. ^ a b Critic Reviews for Era Extraña. Metacritic. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Allmusic review". allmusic. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Club Fonograma Review". Club Fonograma. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork Review". pitchfork media. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rolling Stone Review". rolling stone. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Pitchfork Review". Spin Magazine. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "NME Review". NME. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2011". Stereogum. December 5, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2012.