Pop (Gas album)

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Pop
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Studio album by Gas
Released 28 March 2000
Genre Ambient[1]
Length 64:59
Label Mille Plateaux MP CD 83
Producer Wolfgang Voigt
Gas chronology
Königsforst
(1999)
Pop
(2000)
Nah und Fern
(2008)

Pop is the fourth album by Wolfgang Voigt's Gas project, released on 28 March 2000 on Mille Plateaux. At the time of its release, reviews noted 'a striking left turn' in the sound, compared to other Gas releases; the album sounds considerably crisper, with a less muffled kickdrum and less of the 'underwater' quality present on other releases under the name. Pop is the only Gas album to be released identically on both vinyl and compact disc. The third song would appear in an extended format in Gas' second box set, Box.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 5/5[2]
Pitchfork Media 9.0/10 (2000)[3]
9.5/10 (2016)[4]

Pop is widely regarded as one of the best ambient albums ever made and as Voigt's masterpiece. It was named the sixth best album of the 2000s by Resident Advisor,[5] and the 85th best of the decade by online magazine Pitchfork Media.[6] In 2016, Pitchfork Media ranked it the 11th best ambient album of all time. [7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Wolfgang Voigt.

No. Title Length
1. "Untitled" 5:13
2. "Untitled" 8:38
3. "Untitled" 7:27
4. "Untitled" 9:31
5. "Untitled" 10:52
6. "Untitled" 9:24
7. "Untitled" 14:37
Total length: 64:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, Jason. "Pop – Gas". AllMusic. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Gas: Pop". Alternative Press (144): 78. July 2000. 
  3. ^ Richard-San, Mark (April 4, 2000). "Gas: Pop". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Beta, Andy (December 9, 2016). "Gas: Pop". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 100–51". Pitchfork Media. September 30, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ "The 50 Best Ambient Albums Of All Time". Pitchfork Media. September 26, 2016. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 

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