Wed 21

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Wed 21
Juana Molina album cover, Wed 21.jpg
Studio album by Juana Molina
Released 28 October 2013
Recorded 2009–12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Genre
Label Crammed Discs
Producer Juana Molina
Juana Molina chronology
Un día
(2008)Un día2008
Wed 21
(2013)
Halo
(2017)Halo2017
Singles from Wed 21
  1. "Eras"
    Released: 3 September 2013
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound7/10[4]
Filter81%[5]
The Independent5/5 stars[6]
musicOMH4/4 stars[7]
Mixmag4/5 stars[8]
The New York Times(favorable)[9]
PopMatters8/10[10]
Pitchfork7.3[11]
Rolling Stone Argentina4/5 stars[12]

Wed 21 is the sixth studio album by Argentine singer and songwriter Juana Molina. It was released on 28 October 2013 by Crammed Discs. From 2009 to 2012, Molina worked on the album on her own, recording at her house in Buenos Aires. Musically, Wed 21 is a folktronica album with a sound similar to her previous releases,[5] but with innovations like the use of bass, drums, many electric guitars, noise, a horn and more detailed electronics,[3] which led the Argentine Rolling Stone to describe it as her most "rocker" album.[12] The album received rave reviews from music critics, who noted it was not a departure from her distinctive sound but still a progression.[2]

The title came from the name of a track recorded on 21 November, which didn't ever get a name.[13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Eras" (You Were) – 4:25
  2. "Wed 21" – 3:18
  3. "Ferocísimo" (The Most Ferocious) – 3:23
  4. "Lo Decidí Yo" (I Decided It) – 4:06
  5. "Sin Guía, No" (Not Without a Guide) – 4:52
  6. "Ay, No Se Ofendan" (Oh, Don't Get Offended) – 5:30
  7. "Bicho Auto" (Bug Car) – 4:34
  8. "El Oso de la Guarda" (The Guardian Bear) – 6:39
  9. "Las Edades" (Ages) – 4:17
  10. "La Rata" (The Rat) – 4:18
  11. "Final Feliz" (Happy Ending) – 3:47
  12. "De Algún Instinto Animal" (By Some Animal Instinct) – 4:03

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juana Molina - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)". YouTube. KEXP-FM. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Wed 21 by Juana Molina". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Wed 21 - Juana Molina". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  4. ^ McDonald, Andy. "Album Review: Juana Molina - Wed 21". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b Amorosi, A. D. (7 November 2013). "Reviews - Juana Molina". Filter. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  6. ^ Gill, Andy (25 October 2013). "Album review: Juana Molina, Wed 21 (Crammed Discs)". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  7. ^ Mainzer, Jordan (28 October 2013). "Juana Molina – Wed 21". musicOMH. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  8. ^ Muggs, Joe (25 October 2013). "Juana Molina". Mixmag. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  9. ^ Pareles, Jon (1 November 2013). "Indie Grace, African Funk, Whispery Muscle". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  10. ^ Coe, Taylor (29 October 2013). "Juana Molina: Wed 21". PopMatters. PopMatters Media, Inc. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  11. ^ Neyland, Nick (23 October 2013). "Juana Molina: Wed 21". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media Inc. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  12. ^ a b Jalil, Oscar (11 October 2013). "Juana Molina". Rolling Stone Argentina. La Nación S.A. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  13. ^ Beca Grimm (1 Nov 2013). "Catching Up With Juana Molina". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 7 Dec 2013.