Romanian Names

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Romanian Names
Romanian Names Cover.jpg
Studio album by John Vanderslice
Released May 19, 2009
Genre Indie rock
Length 37:20
Label Dead Oceans
John Vanderslice chronology
Emerald City
(2007)Emerald City2007
Romanian Names
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Alternative Press 4/5 stars
NME 8/10 stars
Pitchfork Media 8/10 stars link
PopMatters 7/10 stars link
Q Magazine 3/5 stars
The Skinny 2/5 stars link
Stereo Subversion 4/5 stars link

Romanian Names is the seventh album by American singer-songwriter John Vanderslice. It was released in the United States on May 19, 2009.

Critical praise[edit]

In a review by NME in May 2009, Laura Snapes said, "Not since Bon Iver's 'For Emma, Forever Ago' has there been such an accomplished album of torch songs...if you can spend a little time with 'Romanian Names' and not feel duly captivated by its sun-kissed longing, West Coast harmonies and occasional krautrock minimalism, your heart's probably made of stone."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tremble and Tear" (2:45)
  2. "Fetal Horses" (3:57)
  3. "C & O Canal" (3:16)
  4. "Too Much Time" (3:29)
  5. "D.I.A.L.O." (3:11)
  6. "Forest Knolls" (3:54)
  7. "Oblivion" (2:05)
  8. "Sunken Union Boat" (2:48)
  9. "Romanian Names" (1:39)
  10. "Carina Constellation" (3:40)
  11. "Summer Stock" (2:53)
  12. "Hard Times" (3:47)


  1. ^ Laura Snapes (May 2009). NME.  Missing or empty |title= (help)