Sidewalks (album)

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Sidewalks
Studio album by Matt & Kim
Released November 2, 2010
Genre Indie pop, electronic
Label Fader Label
Matt & Kim chronology
Grand
(2009)
Sidewalks
(2010)
Lightning
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Boston Globe (positive)[2]
Consequence of Sound C+[3]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[4]
Popmatters 6/10 stars[5]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[6]
Spin Magazine 8/10 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[8]
The Washington Post (positive)[9]]

Sidewalks is the third studio album from Brooklyn-based band Matt & Kim. It was released on November 2, 2010, on Fader Label.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. Block After Block – 2:55
  2. AM/FM Sound – 3:14
  3. Cameras – 3:32
  4. Red Paint – 3:06
  5. Where You're Coming From – 4:09
  6. Good for Great – 3:50
  7. Northeast – 2:51
  8. Wires - 3:58
  9. Silver Tiles – 3:36
  10. Ice Melts – 3:45

Reception[edit]

The album received mixed to positive reviews. On Metacritic, the album received a score of 66, meaning generally favorable reviews based on 14 critics. Metacritic cited that the new album "infused their new album with club beats, pop, and disco-punk to create a dynamic dance party sound."

The album sold much better than its predecessor, Grand, peaking at number 30 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 30
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[11] 5
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[12] 5
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[13] 6

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