Accelerator (Royal Trux album)

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Accelerator
Accelerator royal trux.jpg
Studio album by Royal Trux
Released April 21, 1998 (1998-04-21)[1]
Genre Rock, noise rock, alternative rock
Length 35:16
Label Drag City
Royal Trux chronology
Singles, Live, Unreleased
(1997)
Accelerator
(1998)
3-Song EP
(1998)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 83/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork 8.8/10[4]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[5]

Accelerator is the seventh studio album by Royal Trux. It was originally released on Drag City in 1998. It peaked at number 32 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 83% based on 10 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, saying, "Royal Trux have rarely had both their songwriting and noise under control like they do here, and the result is pure dynamite -- possibly their best album to date."[3]

NME named it the 8th best album of 1998.[7] Pitchfork placed it at number 29 on the "50 Best Albums of 1998" list.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema.

No. Title Length
1. "I'm Ready" 3:54
2. "Yellow Kid" 2:10
3. "The Banana Question" 3:43
4. "Another Year" 4:03
5. "Juicy, Juicy, Juice" 5:34
6. "Liar" 2:48
7. "New Bones" 4:47
8. "Follow the Winner" 3:24
9. "Stevie (for Steven S.)" 4:53
Total length: 35:16

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Jennifer Herrema – vocals, recording, mixing
  • Neil Hagerty – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, MIDI, tin whistle, kazoo, harmonica, percussion, recording, mixing
  • Ken Nasta – drums, percussion
  • Timothy McClain – synthesizer
  • Rian Murphy – chorus vocals
  • Paul Oldham – live sound recording
  • Konrad Strauss – pre-mastering
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Dan Osborn – layout
  • Patsy Desmond – photography
  • Dan Koretzky – special operations

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[6] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Trux - Accelerator". Drag City. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Accelerator (Reissue) by Royal Trux". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Accelerator - Royal Trux". AllMusic. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ Berman, Stuart (October 11, 2012). "Royal Trux: Accelerator". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  5. ^ Fiander, Matthew (October 11, 2012). "Royal Trux: Accelerator". PopMatters. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 03 May 1998 - 09 May 1998". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Albums And Tracks Of The Year: 1998". NME. October 10, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  8. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 1998 (page 3 of 5)". Pitchfork. February 12, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 

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