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Real Estate


Sixth album from the New Jersey indie rock band produced by Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves, Sarah Jarosz, Lily & Madeleine)

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    This is Real Estate at their best, giving us the same bright and bittersweet indie perfection as always, only better with age and experience
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    Shaking off the self-doubt that seemed to creep in on 2020’s ‘The Main Thing’, Real Estate emerged as a band renewed, the palpable unity in these performances amplifying their sense of purpose. A Springtime joy

  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Returning to more basic and reserved sonics, they managed to sound more confident and distinctive, while keeping it… yeah, on the same level of unremarkableness and boredom. In a good way
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    There is a hint of Nashville in the production, a dash of steel guitar, but the main symptom is the clarity of the sound. It dares to be understated, pushing Real Estate's artful ambivalence into the light. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Daniel conveys an expert melancholy. its ups always just on the brink of an elegant down. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The jangly New Jerseyans provide another nugget of blissful escapism
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  7. 8.0 |   Dork

    A stalwart of American dream-pop, they continue to push the genre forward without losing their identity, making this yet another standout moment in Real Estate’s enviable career
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  8. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The Brooklyn-via-New Jersey band’s sixth album shows traces of kaleidoscopic optimism
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  9. 7.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Daniel delivers the twofold triumphs of, first, delivering satisfactorily upon the band’s original talent for hooks and vibe, and second, demonstrating enough variety to suggest that Real Estate doesn’t intend to forever languish in their comfort zone to diminishing returns
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  10. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    The songs on Real Estate’s sixth album are pop perfection, tight and compact rather than the meandering turn the band took on some previous albums
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  11. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    The indie pop veterans’ sixth album fuses the laid-back sound of 1990s soft rock with pedal steel and countrypolitan filigree. It’s lean, clean—and a little sleepy
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  12. 6.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    Daniel stands as a monument, a reminder of Real Estate’s unwavering, detrimental (and admirable), determined pledge to their specific sound
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  13. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Yet another development in the career of a band that can update and improve while staying true to their own style without diluting its character
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  14. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Hopefully, even if this is only just above average in its quality, Daniel might mark the beginning of Real Estate’s most adventurous phase
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  15. 6.0 |   DIY

    There is plenty to like here - but there’s a sense of creative inertia that means it’s a difficult record to truly love
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  16. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Ultimately, Daniel is perfectly pleasant. At this point, what more can we really ask of Real Estate?
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  17. 6.0 |   Spill Magazine

    There are green shoots of something here, be it more maturity in the songwriting or the ability to carve out fun pop hooks, but green shoots are about all we get
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  18. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    Daniel‘s “brand-new old-fashioned” version of Real Estate is totally workable but is also a reminder that the old-fashioned stuff was better
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