Dumb Luck (album)

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Dumb Luck
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Studio album by Dntel
Released April 24, 2007 (2007-04-24)
Recorded 2002–2006
Genre Electronic
Length 41:20
Label Sub Pop
Dntel chronology
Life Is Full of Possibilities
(2001)
Dumb Luck
(2007)
Early Works for Me If It Works for You II
(2009)
Singles from Dumb Luck
  1. "The Distance"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B[3]
Pitchfork 6.8/10[4]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[5]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[6]

Dumb Luck is a studio album by American electronic music artist Dntel. It was released through Sub Pop on April 24, 2007.[7] Recorded between 2002 and 2006,[8] it includes vocal contributions from Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear), Valerie Trebeljahr and Markus Acher (Lali Puna), Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Grant Olsen and Sonya Westcott (Arthur & Yu), Mia Doi Todd, Andrew Broder (Fog), Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), and Christopher and Jennifer Gunst (Mystic Chords of Memory).[9]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Dumb Luck received an average score of 60% based on 22 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[1]

Jimmy Newlin of Slant Magazine gave the album 2 stars out of 5 and called it "a work that is genuinely, though only sporadically, beautiful, but no less emotionally dull."[6] Jason Crock of Pitchfork gave the album a 6.8 out of 10 and commented that "While some of the album's songs are terrifically cloying, I can't call it a disappointment; it's more a case of diminishing returns."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dumb Luck" 5:20
2. "To a Fault" 6:32
3. "I'd Like to Know" 3:47
4. "Roll On" 3:40
5. "The Distance" 4:05
6. "Rock My Boat" 3:52
7. "Natural Resources" 4:38
8. "Breakfast in Bed" 3:52
9. "Dreams" 5:34

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[10] 7
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dumb Luck by Dntel". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Dumb Luck - Dntel". AllMusic. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ Modell, Josh (April 24, 2007). "Dntel: Dumb Luck". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Crock, Jason (April 25, 2007). "Dntel: Dumb Luck". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  5. ^ O'Neil, Tim (May 17, 2007). "Dntel: Dumb Luck". PopMatters. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Newlin, Jimmy (April 8, 2007). "Dntel: Dumb Luck". Slant Magazine. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ Octigan, Cameron (February 12, 2007). "Dntel Releases a New Album, Finally". XLR8R. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ McKibbin, Adam (May 2007). "Dntel: A conversation with Jimmy Tamborello". The Red Alert. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Dntel - Dumb Luck". Sub Pop. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Dntel - Chart history - Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Dntel - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2017. 

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