Neon Golden

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Neon Golden
The Notwist Neon Golden.jpg
Studio album by The Notwist
Released 14 January 2002
Genre Indie rock, indietronica
Length 41:32
Label City Slang
Producer Galore
The Notwist chronology
Shrink
(1998)Shrink1998
Neon Golden
(2002)
The Devil, You + Me
(2008)The Devil, You + Me2008
Singles from Neon Golden
  1. "Trashing Days"
    Released: 2001
  2. "Pilot"
    Released: 2001
  3. "Pick Up the Phone"
    Released: 2002

Neon Golden is the fifth studio album by German indie rock band The Notwist, originally released through City Slang in 2002. It peaked at number 47 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 89/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[4]
The Boston Phoenix 3/4 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound 10/10[6]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[7]
Muzik 4/5[8]
Pitchfork 9.2/10[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Uncut 4/5 stars[11]
The Village Voice B−[12]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Neon Golden received an average score of 89% based on 20 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[2]

Pitchfork placed Neon Golden at number 131 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "One Step Inside Doesn't Mean You Understand" 3:15
2. "Pilot" 4:28
3. "Pick Up the Phone" 3:55
4. "Trashing Days" 3:24
5. "This Room" 4:45
6. "Solitaire" 3:29
7. "One with the Freaks" 3:38
8. "Neon Golden" 5:54
9. "Off the Rails" 3:27
10. "Consequence" 5:13
Total length: 41:32

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

The Notwist

  • Markus Acher
  • Micha Acher
  • Martin Messerschmid
  • Martin Gretschmann

Additional musicians

  • Ullrich Wangenheim – bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Johannes Enders – tenor saxophone
  • Roberto Di Gioia – piano, keyboards
  • Saam – zarb, cachon, canjira
  • Bibul F. Darouiche – conga
  • Robert Klinger – double bass
  • Sebastian Hess – cello

Technical personnel

  • Galore – production
  • Mario Thaler – recording, mixing
  • O.L.A.F. Opal – recording, mixing
  • Chris Blair – mastering
  • Andreas Gerth – artwork
  • Phillip Arnold – artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[1] 47

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 10 February 2002 - 16 February 2002". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 February 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Neon Golden by The Notwist". Metacritic. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Carlson, Dean. "Neon Golden – The Notwist". AllMusic. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Notwist: Neon Golden". Alternative Press (176): 92. March 2003. 
  5. ^ Micallef, Ken (April 3–10, 2003). "The Notwist: Neon Golden (Domino)". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on April 14, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Takru, Radhika (November 22, 2010). "Album Review: The Notwist – Neon Golden / On/Off The Record (Deluxe Edition)". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ Aizlewood, John (February 1, 2002). "The Notwist: Neon Golden (City Slang)". The Guardian. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ Holmes, Andrew (February 2002). "The Notwist: Neon Golden (City Slang)". Muzik (81): 61. 
  9. ^ Buckman, Luke (February 6, 2002). "The Notwist: Neon Golden". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ Gensler, Andy (March 20, 2003). "Notwist: Neon Golden". Rolling Stone (918). Archived from the original on June 27, 2003. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Notwist: Neon Golden". Uncut (70): 96–97. March 2003. 
  12. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 10, 2004). "Consumer Guide: Parts of the Elephunk". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  13. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 

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