Real Estate (album)

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Real Estate
Studio album by Real Estate
Released November 17, 2009 (2009-11-17)
Recorded 2008-2009
Studio Rear House
(Brooklyn, New York),
Yeah Buddy HQ
(Glen Rock, New Jersey)
Length 39:14
Label Woodsist
Producer Real Estate
Real Estate chronology
Real Estate
Reality (EP)

Real Estate is the debut album by American indie rock band Real Estate, released on November 17, 2009 (2009-11-17) on Woodsist.[1]


The artwork for the album comes from Italian architect Paolo Soleri's model for his 'Hexahedron City', from his 1969 book Arcology: The City in the Image of Man published by the MIT Press. The book details Soleri's architectural concept arcology, a vision of architectural design principles for very densely populated habitats.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10) link
Popmatters (9/10) link
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars link

Real Estate received largely positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 79, based on 15 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[4] Pitchfork Media labeled it "Best New Music".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Martin Courtney, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Beach Comber"   4:29
2. "Pool Swimmers"   3:16
3. "Suburban Dogs"   4:36
4. "Black Lake"   3:30
5. "Atlantic City" Matthew Mondanile 1:50
6. "Fake Blues"   3:41
7. "Green River"   2:40
8. "Suburban Beverage"   6:10
9. "Let's Rock the Beach" Mondanile 4:42
10. "Snow Days"   4:23
Total length: 39:14