Neon Golden - The Notwist
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Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

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  • Summary: This breaktrhough sixth album for the German band combines a variety of disparate elements, most notably moody indie rock and glitchy electronica (think Hood's Cold House), to great effect.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
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  1. 100
    The Notwist can sculpt more emotional sounds and music into a compact and cutting four minutes than most can do in a career.
  2. 100
    Every single song is an hummable masterpiece of pop experimentation.
  3. 100
    A unique and beautiful work that will be returned to again and again. Definitely, already, an album of the year.
  4. Album number five dwarfs its predecessors because the members have started treating this group as the sun around which their musical projects must inevitably revolve, and the home to which they must return.
  5. With Neon Golden, The Notwist have done something that's not exactly an easy task; they've created an album that's mixes electronic and organic music in a way that makes each better.
  6. The intricacy of the band's sound remain[s], but with less experimental desperation and considerably better ideas.
  7. Young people who think Kraftwerk were more important than the Ramones are free to satisfy their craving for the neu with this retreat into simplicity. But even Radiohead and Mouse on Mars contain more chaos.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Jan 25, 2012
    9
    The Notwist swirl through ambient pastiche with this album and Markus Acher's vocals keep it going with little to no ease. I felt a Kid A vibe throughout the whole album. Each song fits perfectly in this album. A- Expand

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