Last Summer (album)

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Last Summer
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Studio album by Eleanor Friedberger
Released July 12, 2011
Recorded August–November 2010 at Stickydisc Recording in Brooklyn
Genre Indie pop
Length 39:33
Label Merge Records
Producer Eric Broucek
Eleanor Friedberger chronology
Last Summer
(2011)
Personal Record
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The A.V. Club (B+) [2]
Drowned in Sound (7/10) [3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [4]
NME (8/10) [5]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10) [6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars [7]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars [8]
Paste Magazine (8.2/10) [9]
MusicOMH 4/5 stars [10]
PopMatters (8/10) [11]
SPIN (8/10) [12]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars [13]

Last Summer is the first solo album released by American indie pop musician Eleanor Friedberger, most notable for being vocalist in the band The Fiery Furnaces with her brother Matthew Friedberger. The album was released on 12th July 2011 on the Merge Records record label.

The album was announced as being in the making in April 2011 and released on July 12, 2011.[14] Last Summer currently holds a 79 out of 100 rating on Metacritic.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "My Mistakes"   4:29
2. "Inn of the Seventh Ray"   4:08
3. "Heaven"   3:21
4. "Scenes from Bensonhurst"   4:33
5. "Roosevelt Island"   5:20
6. "Glitter Gold Year"   2:48
7. "One-Month Marathon"   3:36
8. "I Won't Fall Apart on You Tonight"   3:39
9. "Owl's Head Park"   4:31
10. "Early Earthquake"   3:14

Personnel[edit]

Band Members[edit]

  • Eric Broucek – Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion
  • Eleanor Friedberger – Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboard, Percussion, Vocals
  • Dylan Heaney – Tenor Saxophone
  • Jim Orso – Drums
  • Phil Rodriguez – Trumpet
  • Tim Traynor – Drums
  • Morgan Wiley – Keyboard

Technical[edit]

  • Eric Broucek – Producer, Engineering, and Mixing
  • Joe Lambert – Mastering
  • Michael Rubenstein – Cover Photography
  • Rebecca Benga – Back Cover Photography
  • Beth Lieberman – Photography
  • Maggie Fost – Design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "Allmusic". Rovi Corp. 
  2. ^ Harvey, Eric. "A.V. Club". Onion Inc. 
  3. ^ Yau, Alex. "Drowned In Sound". Drowned In Sound. 
  4. ^ Costa, Maddy (22 December 2011). "The Guardian". London: Guardian News. 
  5. ^ Parkin, Chris. "NME". IPC Media. 
  6. ^ Love, Joshua. "Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ Comentale, Ed. "Tiny Mix Tapes". Tiny Mix Tapes. 
  8. ^ Klapper, Rudy. "Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic. 
  9. ^ Hodges, Carey. "Paste Magazine". Paste Media Group. 
  10. ^ Murphey, John. "MusicOMH". OMH. 
  11. ^ Britt, Thomas. "PopMatters". Buzzmedia. 
  12. ^ Raftery, Brian. "Spin". SPIN. 
  13. ^ Rearwick, Lauren. "Consequence of Sound". Consequence of Sound. 
  14. ^ "Merge Records: Last Summer official album page". Merge Records. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  15. ^ "Metacritic". Metacritic.