Days - Real Estate
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Oct 18, 2011
    87
    Real Estate have such a knack for classic-sounding melody that every song quickly engages on a musical gut level.
  2. 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].
  3. 83
    Drifting along on surf-garage guitars and lazy daydream harmonies. [28 Oct 2011, p.73]
  4. Nov 4, 2011
    83
    It feels both classic and surprisingly new; this is Real Estate, and this is all Real Estate will ever be.
  5. 90
    The intelligent songcraft on Days is remarkably strong and with enough luster to continue, here's to hoping the desire never runs dry for Real Estate.
  6. This is a great pop-rock album because it doesn't feel the need to be anything else.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 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 thatI 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! Full Review »
  2. 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 everyBeautifully 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. Full Review »
  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 accomplishedPretty, delicate, melancholic, with the right amount of aching and hope, and beautiful guitars throughout in each song this is an accomplished little album. Full Review »