Days (album)

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Days
Real estate - days (cover).jpg
Studio album by Real Estate
Released October 18, 2011 (2011-10-18)
Studio Marcata Recording
(New Paltz, New York),
Rear House
(Brooklyn, New York)[1]
Genre Indie rock
Length 41:25
Label Domino
Producer Kevin McMahon, Jarvis Taveniere
Real Estate chronology
Real Estate
(2009)
Days
(2011)
Atlas
(2014)

Days is the second studio album by American indie rock band Real Estate, released on October 18, 2011 on Domino Records.

Background[edit]

The album was recorded over the course of five months in a remote New Paltz, New York barn with Kevin McMahon as the producer, except for Out of Tune, which was recorded by Jarvis Taveniere at Rear House in Brooklyn, New York.[2] The album was subsequently mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York City.

A video for the lead track "Easy" was released through Funny or Die and directed by Tom Scharpling.[3]

Artwork[edit]

The artwork for the album comes from conceptual artist Dan Graham's 1967 photographic collection Homes for America.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 77/100[5]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[6]
The A.V. Club A[7]
Mojo 4/5 stars[8]
NME 7/10[9]
Pitchfork Media 8.7/10[10]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[11]
Q 4/5 stars[12]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[13]

Days received largely positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77, based on 32 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[14] Pitchfork Media labeled it "Best New Music".

The album was recognized as #13 on The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far list by Pitchfork Media in August 2014.[15]

On their "Top 50 Albums of 2011" lists, Pitchfork Media placed it at number 9, Q and Uncut placed it at number 24,[16][17] and Paste placed it at number 47.[18]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Martin Courtney, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Easy"     3:53
2. "Green Aisles"     5:01
3. "It's Real"     2:48
4. "Kinder Blumen"   Matthew Mondanile 3:55
5. "Out of Tune"     4:51
6. "Municipality"     3:36
7. "Wonder Years"   Alex Bleeker 2:34
8. "Three Blocks"     3:18
9. "Younger than Yesterday"     4:08
10. "All the Same"     7:21
Total length:
41:25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Estate: Days". discogs.com. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.marcata.net/discography.html
  3. ^ Pelly, Jenn (2012-01-10). "Video: Real Estate: "Easy"". PitchforkMedia. 
  4. ^ Moments of History in the Work of Dan Graham. MIT Press. Benjamin H. D. Buchloh. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Critic Reviews for Days by Real Estate". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Phares, Heather (17 October 2011). "Days - Real Estate". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Real Estate: Days". 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Album Review: Real Estate - 'Days'". Nme.Com. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Masters, Marc (18 October 2011). "Real Estate: Days". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  11. ^ Houle, Zachary. Real Estate: Days. Popmatters. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  12. ^ [2]
  13. ^ Hermes, Will. Days. Rolling Stone. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  14. ^ "Days – Real Estate". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  15. ^ "The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)". Retrieved 2015-12-11. 
  16. ^ http://stereogum.com/891311/uncuts-top-50-albums-of-2011/list/
  17. ^ http://stereogum.com/891091/qs-50-best-albums-of-2011/list/
  18. ^ http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2011/11/the-50-best-albums-of-2011.html