Days - Real Estate
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Brooklyn, New York-based indie rock band was recorded with Kevin McMahon.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Oct 18, 2011
    100
    Real Estate set itself up to falter by comparison, but Days pulls off the impressive feat of earning that company [of Beach Boys' Today, the Byrds' Notorious Byrd Brothers, and The Shins' Oh, Inverted World].
  2. 83
    Drifting along on surf-garage guitars and lazy daydream harmonies. [28 Oct 2011, p.73]
  3. Dec 15, 2011
    80
    If an album's ever demanded the description "plangent" or "mellifluous", it's here. [Dec. 2011 p. 128]
  4. Oct 18, 2011
    78
    In just two very natural albums, the dudes from Ridgewood, New Jersey, have managed to ensconce the indie ethos better than anyone has in quite a while, and the time of their season is right now.
  5. Oct 18, 2011
    70
    The sound might be crisper, but ultimately on Days, the song remains the same.
  6. Nov 29, 2011
    60
    Days is a step in the right direction, but we're hoping they can challenge themselves to do something greater on album three.
  7. Oct 17, 2011
    40
    It is unremarkable to the point of being enraging.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. Dec 13, 2011
    10
    So glad a found this band. Such good music.
  2. Jan 5, 2012
    9
    Goes down smooth like a milk shake on the deck one breezy summer day. It can be a bit boring for some, but just sit back and enjoy it for a while. You wont regret it. Expand
  3. Jan 12, 2012
    9
    Pretty, delicate, melancholic, with the right amount of aching and hope, and beautiful guitars throughout in each song this is an accomplished little album. Expand
  4. Mar 15, 2014
    9
    Beautifully peaceful. I really love the music in this album. The guitars sound wonderful. The vocals and lyrics are also great. Nearly every track here is as gorgeous as the one preceding it, with very few exceptions. Expand
  5. Nov 1, 2011
    8
    I had mixed feelings about Real Estate's debut, I thought it was merely alright. So, I had lowered expectations for "Days" and I think that was a blessing because this album has slowly grown on me. I love how the guitars sound on this album. "Out of Tune" is the highlight here, but nearly every song is a winner. The record has a late 80's college rock vibe and reminds me a lot of the Go-Betweens. Good stuff! Expand