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Real Estate / Atlas
Album:Atlas Collection:General
Artist:Real Estate Added:03/2014

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-03-14 Pull Date:2014-05-16 
Week Ending:18 May11 May4 May27 Apr20 Apr13 Apr6 Apr30 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 02, 2021:Music Genealogy
4.Jul 16, 2021:Everything in Particular
April's Song
2.Oct 01, 2021:KZSU Time Traveler
Had To Hear
5.Oct 23, 2020:KZSU Time Traveler
Past Lives
3.Jul 30, 2021:Music Genealogy (rebroadcast from Oct 10, 2018)
Had To Hear
6.Mar 07, 2020:Music Genealogy
Had To Hear

Album Review
Graham Anderson
Reviewed 2014-03-14 
Real Estate / Atlas / Domino Records and Mexican Summer

Cheery music, sad lyrics, pretty surf-pop

Beautiful tracks are easy on the ears and don’t ask much of a listener – music to chill out and remember a warm summer’s night on the Atlantic shore, or a sad lonely time as a kid that you don’t want to forget. Brian Wilson-style vox, straightforward 60’s pop ride-driven beats, noise-free electric and acoustic guitars and melodic bass combine for a modernization of Beach Boys-style 60’s surf pop.

1. 4:51 Male tenor over cheery surf guitar riff, syncopated melodic bass, and 60’s boy-band drums, extended bright guitar solo
2. 4:33 Hammond chords and lush Wall of Sound-style two-guitar picking and reverb vox, medium tempo, sweet and sad
3. 3:08 Electric folk-picking intro, up tempo twee pop-like dripping-sweet and pretty track
4. 3:32 Rolling and rambling acoustic and warbling electric guitar instrumental, ride-driven medium tempo drum beat, slow fade out
5. 5:12 Easy-listening up tempo, 70’s singer/songwriter –like guitar theme, smooth vox
6. 3:16 Acoustic rhythm, electric lead guitar, nostalgic and pleading love song
7. 4:17 *Follows the formula of previous tracks, interesting chord progression though, 1&3 country-style bass, melodious and bold guitar solo, introspective lovely song
8. 2:29 *Full-voiced male twangy tenor, sparse tom-driven beat, syncopated bass, lead guitar traces vox melody, phased organ pads, short pithy Americana interlude
9. 3:11 *Starr-style crisp minimal drumming, reverbed longing and soaring vocals, chord progression leads but never lands, creating another rolling-feel track, more phase effect in instrumental verse.
10. 3:34 Down-tempo pretty piece, beautiful riff holds together singing bass and filling drums. Vox seems like it wants to be a child again.
Graham Anderson

Track Listing
1.Had To Hear 6.Crime
2.Past Lives 7.Primitive
3.Talking Backwards 8.How Might I Live
4.April's Song 9.Horizon
5.The Bend 10.Navigator