The Last Resort (album)

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The Last Resort
Studio album by Trentemøller
Released October 9, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Electronica
Downtempo
Minimal
Label Poker Flat Recordings
Producer Trentemøller
Trentemøller chronology
The Last Resort
(2006)
The Trentemøller Chronicles
(2007)
Singles from The Last Resort
  1. "Always Something Better"
    Released: September 11, 2006
  2. "Moan"
    Released: March 12, 2007
  3. "Miss You"
    Released: March 27, 2008

The Last Resort is the debut album by the Danish electronic musician Trentemøller. It was released on October 9, 2006. The album debuted as #5 on the Danish Albums Chart.[1] In Denmark, The Last Resort was certified platinum in October 2009 for sales over 30,000 copies, a rare feat for an electronic music album.[2] It is also available in a Limited Edition which includes a bonus disc with some of Trentemøller's previous 12-inch singles.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Gaffa 5/6 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[4]
Politiken 5/6 stars[5]
Resident Advisor 5/5 stars[6]
SputnikMusic 5/5 stars[7]

Philip Sherburne from Pitchfork Media compared the album to Thom Yorke's The Eraser and wrote, "At least you can hear Trentemøller working out the equation [between fantastical affect and floor-friendly functionalism] at every step; obviously as influenced by film music and prog excess as he is the throbbing throng, he's married Balearic eclecticism to Scandinavian melancholy in a way that's often impressive and occasionally breathtaking. At the very least, it's consistently beautiful-- or at least pretty-- even when it fails to be properly engrossing".[4] Resident Advisor—an online magazine with a focus on electronic music—named The Last Resort as the 5th best album of 2006.[8] They also named it the 28th best album of the decade.[9] The Danish newspaper Politiken gave the album 5 stars (out of 6),[5] and named it the second best Danish album of 2006, dubbing him "the hero of techno".[10]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[edit]

All songs written, produced, played and programmed by Trentemøller.

No. Title Length
1. "Take Me Into Your Skin"   7:43
2. "Vamp"   4:33
3. "Evil Dub"   6:15
4. "Always Something Better"   6:10
5. "While the Cold Winter Waiting"   5:04
6. "Nightwalker"   4:08
7. "Like Two Strangers"   3:25
8. "The Very Last Resort"   8:31
9. "Snowflake"   7:33
10. "Chameleon"   6:57
11. "Into the Trees (Serenetti Part 3)"   7:22
12. "Moan"   5:50
13. "Miss You"   4:03

Limited Edition[edit]

Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Always Something Better (Vocal Version)" (feat. Richard Davis) 6:12
2. "Moan (Vocal Version)" (feat. Ane Trolle) 5:46
3. "Physical Fraction"   7:02
4. "Polar Shift"   8:28
5. "Chameleon"   7:58
6. "Sunstroke"   8:28
7. "Always Something Better" (Trentemøller Remix) 7:59
8. "Nam Nam"   5:41
9. "Killer Kat"   7:06
10. "Rykketid"   5:12
11. "Prana"   6:25

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "danishcharts.com - Trentemøller - The Last Resort". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Guld og platin 2009". Pladebranchen.NU. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Borre, Thomas. "GAFFA.dk - Trentemøller: The Last Resort (Anmeldelse)" (in Danish). Gaffa. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Sherburne, Philip (11 October 2006). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Trentemøller: The Last Resort". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Sørensen, Dorte Hygum (1 October 2006). "Hedt klubnavn tager den med ro" (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ SputnikMusic review
  8. ^ "RA Poll: Top 5 albums of 2006". Resident Advisor. 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  10. ^ Jensen, Erik (19 December 2006). "Politikens anmeldere kårer årets bedste album" (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  11. ^ "ultratop.be - Trentemøller - The Last Resort". ultratop.be. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "lescharts.com - Trentemøller - The Last Resort". lescharts.com. Retrieved 5 June 2010.