Romantica (album)

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Romantica
Romantica.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 23, 2002
GenreIndie pop, indie rock
Length44:24
LabelJetset[1]
ProducerDave Fridmann, Gene Holder
Luna chronology
Luna Live
(2001)
Romantica
(2002)
Close Cover Before Striking
(2002)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
The Austin Chronicle[4]
Christgau's Consumer Guide(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)[6]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[1]
Pitchfork Media7.8/10[5]
Spin7/10[7]
Stylus Magazine8.0/10[8]

Romantica is the sixth album by American alternative rock band Luna, released in 2002.[9]

Production[edit]

The album was produced and mixed by Gene Holder and Dave Fridmann.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Exclaim! wrote that "there are some subtle advancements here, like the overall production style of knob-twister Dave Fridman [sic], who has isolated Wareham's languorous vocals more dramatically than on any previous release."[10]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Dean Wareham, music by Luna, except where noted.

  1. "Lovedust" – 4:00
  2. "Weird and Woozy" – 3:12
  3. "Black Postcards" – 5:12
  4. "Black Champagne" (lyrics by Sean Eden, Wareham) – 3:34
  5. "Swedish Fish" – 2:54
  6. "Renée Is Crying" – 3:13
  7. "Mermaid Eyes" – 3:31
  8. "1995" – 2:17
  9. "Rememories" (lyrics by Eden, Wareham) – 4:26
  10. "Dizzy" – 3:37
  11. "Orange Peel" – 3:11
  12. "Romantica" – 5:12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 5. MUZE. p. 370.
  2. ^ "Romantica by Luna". Metacritic. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  3. ^ Samuelson, Sam. "Romantica - Luna". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  4. ^ Bertin, Michael (2006-03-16). "The Austin Chronicle Music: Phases and Stages". The Austin Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2006-03-16. Retrieved 2018-01-01.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ Mitchum, Rob (2002-04-22). "Luna: Romantica Album Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Album: Luna: Romantica". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  7. ^ Greenwald, Andy (June 2002). "Reviews". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 105–7.
  8. ^ Neyfakh, Leon. "Romantica". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2002-08-19. Retrieved 2018-01-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. ^ a b "Luna | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  10. ^ "Luna Romantica". exclaim.ca.