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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Real Estate - Wonder Years
You know when there's a song that grabs you? It might not be the album's big hit; it might not be everyone's favorite track, but its YOUR favorite track. "Wonder Years" off Real Estate's newest LP, Days, is one such song. Ringing guitar gets paired with melancholic lyrics, hearkening back to hot, hazy afternoons and days that blend into each other, with nothing but droning cicadas and fuzzy FM radio breaking the stillness. That description could apply to much of Real Estate's work, but more than any other track, "Wonder Years" fits that bill, drawing on more than just fond summer memories, but not so fond ones as well. Nostalgia becomes wistfullness becomes lament on this tune, a requiem for summers long since past and the people and places that reside in those memories.