Wild Flag (album)

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Wild Flag
Studio album by Wild Flag
Released September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13)
Recorded 2011
Genre Indie rock, post-punk
Length 40:04
Label Merge
Producer Wild Flag

Wild Flag is the first album from American indie rock band Wild Flag. It was released September 13, 2011 on Merge Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 83/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
BBC Music Positive[3]
Chicago Tribune 4/4 stars [4]
Robert Christgau A− [5]
The Observer 4/5 stars [6]
Pitchfork 8/10[7]
PopMatters 7/10 stars [8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [9]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[10]
Spin 8/10 stars[11]

Wild Flag received a very positive reception from critics, which is reflected by its normalized rating of 83 out of 100 based on 37 reviews aggregated by the Metacritic web-site.[1] Pitchfork placed the album at number 49 on its list of the "Top 50 albums of 2011".[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Romance" – 3:52
  2. "Something Came Over Me" – 4:03
  3. "Boom" – 2:45
  4. "Glass Tambourine" – 5:29
  5. "Endless Talk" – 3:00
  6. "Short Version" – 3:34
  7. "Electric Band" – 3:33
  8. "Future Crimes" – 2:44
  9. "Racehorse" – 6:40
  10. "Black Tiles" – 4:30
iTunes Store bonus track
  1. "Oh Yeah" – 2:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wild Flag – Wild Flag". metacritic.com. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather (2011-19-14). "Wild Flag - Wild Flag : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  3. ^ Pia, Camilla. "BBC - Music - Review of Wild Flag". BBC. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Kot, Greg (September 9, 2011). "Wild Flag: Year's first 4–star album". Chicago Tribune. Turn It Up. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 13, 2011). "Wild Flag/Mates of State Indie Alternatives: Wild Flag: Wild Flag". msn.com. Microsoft. Expert Witness. Retrieved 1 January 2012.  Relevant portion also posted at "Wild Flag > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Empire, Kitty (8 October 2011). "Wild Flag: Wild Flag – Review". The Observer. The New Review Section p. 28. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Berman, Stewart (September 14, 2011). "Wild Flag Wild Flag > Album Review". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Pan, Arnold (13 September 2011). "Wild Flag: Wild Flag > Review". PopMatters.com. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Sheffield, Rob (September 29, 2011). "Wild Flag: All-Female Supergroup Blasts Off". Rolling Stone (1140). p. 88. Retrieved 14 September 2011.  Posted on September 13, 2011.
  10. ^ Cataldo, Jason (2011-09-12). "Wild Flag: Wild Flag : Music Review : Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  11. ^ "Wild Flag, 'Wild Flag' (Merge)". SPIN. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  12. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2011". Pitchfork Media. December 15, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2012. 

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