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, glitch-pop, indietronica
Length 41:32
Label Virgin, Domino
Producer Galore
The Notwist chronology
Shrink
(1998)
Neon Golden
(2002)
The Devil, You + Me
(2008)

Neon Golden is the fifth studio album by German indie rock band The Notwist. It was released on 14 January 2002 in Europe by Virgin Records and on 25 February 2003 in the United States by Domino Recording Company to favourable reviews. The album's release and its success in the US has secured the band a sizable fan community.

The United States release included the additional tracks "Scoop", "Propeller 9", and "Formiga" from the previously released EP Scoop.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 89/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound 10/10[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Hot Press 10/12[6]
Pitchfork Media 9.2/10[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Uncut 4/5 stars[9]
The Village Voice B−[10]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Neon Golden at number 131 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s, [11] while placing the song "One with the Freaks" as the 318th best song of the 2000s.

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
11. "Scoop" (United States release only) 3:26
12. "Propeller 9" (United States release only) 4:25
13. "Formiga" (United States release only) 2:21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Neon Golden by The Notwist". Metacritic. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ Carlson, Dean. "Neon Golden – The Notwist". AllMusic. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Notwist: Neon Golden". Alternative Press (176): 92. March 2003. 
  4. ^ Takru, Radhika (November 22, 2010). "Album Review: The Notwist – Neon Golden / On/Off The Record (Deluxe Edition)". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Teenage kicks". The Guardian. February 1, 2002. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ Porcelli, Kim (March 22, 2002). "Neon Golden". Hot Press. Retrieved January 12, 2015. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Buckman, Luke (February 6, 2002). "The Notwist: Neon Golden". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ Gensler, Andy (March 20, 2003). "Notwist: Neon Golden". Rolling Stone (918). Archived from the original on June 27, 2003. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ "The Notwist: Neon Golden". Uncut (70): 96–97. March 2003. 
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 10, 2004). "Consumer Guide: Parts of the Elephunk". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009.