Neon Golden

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Neon Golden
Studio album by The Notwist
Released 14 January 2002 (Germany); 4 February 2002 (UK); 25 February 2003 (U.S.)
Genre Indie rock, glitch-pop, indietronica
Length 41:32
Label Virgin (Europe); Domino (U.S.)
The Notwist chronology
Neon Golden
The Devil, You + Me

Neon Golden is the fifth studio album by German indie rock band The Notwist. It was released in 2002 in Europe and 2003 in the United States to favourable reviews. The album's release and its success in the US has secured the band a sizable fan community.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (favorable) [2]
Drowned In Sound (10/10)[3]
Dusted Magazine 5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (9.2/10)[5]
PopMatters 5/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7] (positive)[8]
Splendid 5/5 stars[9]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Neon Golden at number 131 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s, [10] while placing the song "One with the Freaks" as the 318th best song of the 2000s.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "One Step Inside Doesn't Mean You Understand"   3:15
2. "Pilot"   4:28
3. "Pick Up the Phone"   3:55
4. "Trashing Days"   3:24
5. "This Room"   4:45
6. "Solitaire"   3:29
7. "One with the Freaks"   3:38
8. "Neon Golden"   5:54
9. "Off the Rails"   3:27
10. "Consequence"   5:13
11. "Scoop" (United States release only) 3:26
12. "Propeller 9" (United States release only) 4:25
13. "Formiga" (United States release only) 2:21

The United States release included the additional tracks "Scoop", "Propeller 9", and "Formiga" from the previously released EP Scoop.