The Last Resort (album)

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The Last Resort
The Last Resort cover.jpg
Studio album by Trentemøller
Released October 9, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Electronica
Downtempo
Minimal
Length 77:34 (Standard Edition)
153:51 (Limited Edition)
Label Poker Flat Recordings
Producer Trentemøller
Trentemøller chronology
The Last Resort
(2006)
The Trentemøller Chronicles
(2007)
Singles from The Last Resort
  1. "Always Something Better"
    Released: September 11, 2006
  2. "Moan"
    Released: March 12, 2007
  3. "Miss You"
    Released: March 27, 2008

The Last Resort is the debut album by the Danish electronic musician Trentemøller. It was released on October 9, 2006. The album debuted at #5 on the Danish Albums Chart.[1] In Denmark, The Last Resort was certified platinum in October 2009 for sales over 30,000 copies, a rare feat for an electronic music album.[2] It is also available in a Limited Edition which includes a bonus disc with some of Trentemøller's previous 12-inch singles.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Gaffa 5/6 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[5]
Politiken 5/6 stars[6]
Resident Advisor 5/5 stars[7]
SputnikMusic 5/5 stars[8]

Philip Sherburne from Pitchfork Media compared the album to Thom Yorke's The Eraser and wrote, "At least you can hear Trentemøller working out the equation [between fantastical affect and floor-friendly functionalism] at every step; obviously as influenced by film music and prog excess as he is the throbbing throng, he's married Balearic eclecticism to Scandinavian melancholy in a way that's often impressive and occasionally breathtaking. At the very least, it's consistently beautiful-- or at least pretty-- even when it fails to be properly engrossing".[5] Resident Advisor—an online magazine with a focus on electronic music—named The Last Resort as the 5th best album of 2006.[9] They also named it the 28th best album of the decade.[10] The Danish newspaper Politiken gave the album 5 stars (out of 6),[6] and named it the second best Danish album of 2006, dubbing him "the hero of techno".[11]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition[edit]

All songs written, produced, played and programmed by Trentemøller.

No. Title Length
1. "Take Me Into Your Skin"   7:43
2. "Vamp"   4:33
3. "Evil Dub"   6:15
4. "Always Something Better"   6:10
5. "While the Cold Winter Waiting"   5:04
6. "Nightwalker"   4:08
7. "Like Two Strangers"   3:25
8. "The Very Last Resort"   8:31
9. "Snowflake"   7:33
10. "Chameleon"   6:57
11. "Into the Trees (Serenetti Part 3)"   7:22
12. "Moan"   5:50
13. "Miss You"   4:03

Limited Edition[edit]

Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Always Something Better (Vocal Version)" (feat. Richard Davis) 6:12
2. "Moan (Vocal Version)" (feat. Ane Trolle) 5:46
3. "Physical Fraction"   7:02
4. "Polar Shift"   8:28
5. "Chameleon"   7:58
6. "Sunstroke"   8:28
7. "Always Something Better" (Trentemøller Remix) 7:59
8. "Nam Nam"   5:41
9. "Killer Kat"   7:06
10. "Rykketid"   5:12
11. "Prana"   6:25

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "danishcharts.com - Trentemøller - The Last Resort". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Guld og platin 2009". Pladebranchen.NU. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Birchmeir, Jason. "AllMusic - Trentemøller: The Last Resort". All Media Network. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Borre, Thomas. "GAFFA.dk - Trentemøller: The Last Resort (Anmeldelse)" (in Danish). Gaffa. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Sherburne, Philip (11 October 2006). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Trentemøller: The Last Resort". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Sørensen, Dorte Hygum (1 October 2006). "Hedt klubnavn tager den med ro" (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ SputnikMusic review
  9. ^ "RA Poll: Top 5 albums of 2006". Resident Advisor. 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  10. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  11. ^ Jensen, Erik (19 December 2006). "Politikens anmeldere kårer årets bedste album" (in Danish). Politiken. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  12. ^ "ultratop.be - Trentemøller - The Last Resort". ultratop.be. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "lescharts.com - Trentemøller - The Last Resort". lescharts.com. Retrieved 5 June 2010.