Accelerate (Peter Andre album)

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Accelerate
Studio album by Peter Andre
Released 1 November 2010
Recorded 2009–2010
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 37:48
Label Conehead Management Ltd
Peter Andre chronology
Unconditional: Love Songs
(2010)
Accelerate
(2010)
Angels & Demons
(2012)
Singles from Accelerate
  1. "Defender"
    Released: 24 October 2010
  2. "Perfect Night"
    Released: 2 July 2011

Accelerate is the eighth album released by Australian singer-songwriter Peter Andre.[1]

Background[edit]

The album was released on 1 November 2010, preceded by the lead single, Defender. To create a fresh & uniquely British sounding record, Peter enlisted the help of modern music producers Taio Cruz, Guy Chambers & Labrinth, as well as the emerging talents of Dantae Johnson & Marcus Jay, who collectively wrote & produced a large portion of the album. The album features ten tracks as standard – however, two supermarkets are offering retailer-exclusive editions of the album, each packaged with one different bonus track and poster per supermarket. Thus, fans are encouraged to find and collect both versions of the album.[1] The album peaked at No. 10 on the UK Albums Chart, with sales of over 125,000 copies. The album's second single, "Perfect Night", was confirmed for release on 2 July 2011. The video premiered on 9 June 2011.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Jon O'Brien awarded the album 3.5 stars stating "The synth-heavy uptempo tracks "Kiss and Tell" and "After the Love" are reminiscent of Jay Sean's transatlantic club anthems, "XLR8" and "Under My Skin" echo the funk-pop of Justin Timberlake's last effort, while there are songs co-penned by the likes of chart-toppers Labyrinth and Taio Cruz. Only lead single "Defender," an homage to Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation," harks back to the formulaic, watered-down R&B of his previous work. Even the ballads, usually the nadir of any Peter Andre album, are dragged kicking and screaming into the new decade, thanks to the clattering beats of the Ryan Tedder-inspired "Perfect Night" and the Ne-Yo-esque seductive slow jams, "Wondergirl" and "Prisoner." Without the baggage of his naff early singles and tabloid headlines, Accelerate would undoubtedly earn more credibility and acclaim than it will inevitably receive.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Tracklist[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "XLR8"   Peter Andre, Dantae Johnson, Julian 2kriss Burnett Julian 2kriss Burnett & Dantae Johnson 3:31
2. "Defender"   Peter Andre, Dantae Johnson, Nait Rawknait Masuku Nait Rawknait Masuku & Dantae Johnson 3:12
3. "Under My Skin"   Peter Andre, Pete Boxsta Martin, Tim Woodcock, Warren Askew Pete Boxsta Martin 3:12
4. "Perfect Night"   Taio Cruz, Guy Chambers Pete Boxsta Martin 3:52
5. "After The Love"   Peter Andre, Dantae Johnson, Marcus Jay, Graham Stokes, Warren Askew Marcus Jay & Dantae Johnson 3:48
6. "Wondergirl"   Peter Andre, Jo Perry, Jud Mahoney, Bradley Mcintosh Marcus Jay & Pete Boxsta Martin & Jo Perry 3:56
7. "Kiss & Tell"   Peter Andre, Dantae Johnson, Marcus Jay Marcus Jay & Dantae Johnson 3:59
8. "Prisoner (DOA)"   Pete Boxsta Martin, Ruth Ann Cunningham, Andrew Frampton Pete Boxsta Martin 3:38
9. "Cry in Public"   Peter Andre, Timothy Lee Mckenzie, Natalia Cappuccini Pete Boxsta Martin 3:36
10. "Mercy on Me"   Peter Andre, Jack Vasilliou, Laura Vasilliou Jack Vasilliou 5:00

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak position
European Top 100 Albums[3] 36
UK Album Charts[4] 10
UK Download Chart[5] 6
UK Independent Chart[6] 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
United Kingdom BPI 125,000 Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b O'Brien, J. Allmusic Review accessed 16 February 2011
  3. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/european-albums?tag=relcharts
  4. ^ "Official UK Albums Top 100 – 22nd October 2011". Official Charts. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "UK Album Downloads Top 40 – 22nd October 2011". Official Charts. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Independent Albums Top 40 – 22nd October 2011 Independent Albums Chart". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011.