Mountaintops

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Mountaintops
Studio album by Mates of State
Released September 13, 2011
Genre Indie Pop
Length 37:23
Label Barsuk
Producer Kori Gardner, Jason Hammel
Mates of State chronology
Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)
(2010)
Mountaintops
(2011)

Mountaintops is an album by Mates of State released through Barsuk on September 13, 2011.[1]

Reception[edit]

According to aggregator website Metacritic, Mountaintops received generally favorable reviews from critics.[2] Spin gave the album a 7/10, writing, "Mountaintops has plenty of upbeat romps, but the most compelling moments are the epic, minor-key laments 'At Least I Have You' and 'Unless I'm Led,' which argue that even the truest of loves can still feel lonely and miserable."[3]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (74/100)[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Spin 7/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.1/10)[4]
Robert Christgau (A-)[5]
PopMatters (5/10)[6]

Paste placed it at number 49 on their "Top 50 Albums of 2011" list.[7]

Robert Christgau gave it an A- and wrote that "the wholeness of the music leaves us feeling they're more than OK."[5] The song "Palomino" was featured in a 15-second Ice Breakers commercial where a man and a woman share a cab in a rainy night.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Palomino"
  2. "Maracas"
  3. "Sway"
  4. "Unless I'm Led"
  5. "Total Serendipity"
  6. "Basement Money"
  7. "At Least I Have You"
  8. "Desire"
  9. "Change"
  10. "Mistakes"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mates of State announce new album, Mountaintops". www.consequenceofsound.net. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Mountaintops". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Tedder, Michael. Mates of State, 'Mountaintops'. Spin.
  4. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay. Mates of State: Mountaintops. Pitchfork Media. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b CG: Mates of State
  6. ^ Fairall, Jer (22 September 2011). "Mates of State: Mountaintops". PopMatters. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/11/the-50-best-albums-of-2011.html