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In Mind

Real Estate

In Mind

Fourth album from the NJ dream pop group, their first to feature Julian Lynch on guitar, produced by Cole M.G.N.

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Domino Recording Co
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  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    One of the most effortlessly brilliant independent bands around
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    They continue to add to their captivating body of work and develop as an ensemble without selling out or ruining the iconic sound that makes them instantly recognisable
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  3. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    Real Estate are here not to break barriers, change music or bring about a revolution. They are simply here to serve their songs. And what songs they are
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Real Estate seems to both fine-tune and expand an already identifiable sound on In Mind, with engaging and often beautiful results
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    With their new album, In Mind, the band aren't reinventing the wheel, but they're expanding their canvas a bit
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  6. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    As with every Real Estate record, their collective ears for little surprising turns and touches in amongst their overall pleasing sound, is still impressive, eight years on
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    An altogether lovely album that quietly demands to be heard. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Real Estate show that this is a band you can rely on in uncertain times; that’s as good a reason as any to stick around a while yet
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    For the most part, this is an album that maintains Real Estate’s status as indie’s model of consistency
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  10. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    A lot of In Mind revolves around one’s connectedness with self and others, where Courtney has come to discover his current place in life even if some apprehension still lingers
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  11. 7.6 |   Earbuddy

    Little experiments and deviations ultimately give In Mind its own identity, but Courtney’s solid songwriting is still what holds it all together so beautifully
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  12. 7.6 |   Paste Magazine

    An album caught in a moment of transition, perched halfway between reinvention and diminishing returns
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  13. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    In Mind may lack friction (there’s no Zepplyn-esque banger to keep your guard up), but it’s no worse for it. This is a band cruising in their own lane, the road smooth as Teflon
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  14. 7.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    The band is nearing the point where consistency becomes predictability. Until then, though, Real Estate is right at home
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  15. 7.4 |   Gig Soup

    Forty five minutes in the company of Real Estate feels like an electric meditation session, with the clean guitar sound reverberating around your head until you find yourself searching for the nearest beanbag and Bob Ross compilation video
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  16. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    They continue to perfect the singular, warm, and reliable Real Estate sound
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  17. 7.0 |   Crack

    In Mind finds them in unwavering confidence on an album which, while perhaps not the finest of their career, occasionally reaches delicate new heights
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  18. 7.0 |   Clash

    ‘In Mind’, for all its charms and willingness to explore, mostly opts to bask in the lingering afterglow of Real Estate’s first truly outstanding record
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  19. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Their gem-like guitar pop songs start meandering a little. Print edition only

  20. 7.0 |   The 405

    Real Estate remain a steadfast companion for a little R&R. Just don’t beat yourself up if you can’t sit through the whole thing
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  21. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    In a world where the white male indie band has become a tedious pandemic, it’s simply not enough to hold your attention
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  22. 6.0 |   Q

    The footprint In Mind leaves is ultimately a light one. Print edition only

  23. 6.0 |   DIY

    This is classic laid-back Real Estate, and while there is comfort in the familiar, at times it can feel a little lax
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  24. 5.5 |   Beardfood

    Too often, with ‘Serve the Song’, ‘Holding Pattern’ and ‘After the Moon’, In Mind is numbing and inconsequential, like lobby music or The Sims’ soundtrack
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  25. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Surely couldn’t hurt to change things up a little bit
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  26. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    In Mind's tracks either fail to make an impact without Mondanile's coolly commanding guitar lines, or worse, are failed experiments
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  27. 5.0 |   The Music

    It's not totally clear what Real Estate are trying to achieve with In Mind
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  28. 5.0 |   A.V. Club

    Pleasant sonic wallpaper that unfortunately doesn’t leave much of a lasting impression
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