Avalanche (Quadron album)

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Avalanche
Studio album by Quadron
Released May 31, 2013 (2013-05-31)
Genre Soul, pop
Label Vested in Culture, Epic
Producer Robin Hannibal, Fraser T Smith, Derek Ali, Sylvia Rhone (exec.), Tricky Stewart (exec.)
Quadron chronology
Quadron
(2009)
Avalanche
(2013)
Singles from Avalanche
  1. "Hey Love"
    Released: March 1, 2013
  2. "Favorite Star"
    Released: June 3, 2013[1]
  3. "LFT"
    Released: November 11, 2013[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]
AMPYA (7/10)[5]
eMusic 4/5 stars[6]
Exclaim! 9/10[7]
Filter 4/5 stars[8]
Now 4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media (7/10)[10]
Popmatters (7/10)[11]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[12]
Today 3.5/5 stars[13]

Avalanche is the second studio album by Danish soul pop duo Quadron. It was released on May 31, 2013 through Vested in Culture and Epic Records. Upon its release, Avalanche received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on nine reviews.[3] Despite its positive reception, the album was a relative commercial failure, only peaking at number 115 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. In the group's native Denmark the album archived greater commercial success, spending 12 weeks in the top 10.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "LFT"   Cecelie Maja Hastrup Karshøj, Robin Hannibal Hannibal, Kuk Harrell[a] 3:29
2. "Favorite Star"   Karshøj, Hannibal Hannibal, Harrell[a] 3:21
3. "Hey Love"   Hannibal, Karshøj, Fraser T Smith, Ali Tamposi Smith, Hannibal, Harrell[a] 3:23
4. "Crush"   Karshøj, Hannibal Hannibal 3:44
5. "Befriend"   Karshøj, Hannibal, August Rosenbaum Hannibal 4:16
6. "Neverland"   Karshøj, Hannibal Hannibal 3:38
7. "It's Gonna Get You"   Karshøj, Hannibal, Rosenbaum Hannibal, Harrell[a] 3:26
8. "Better Off" (featuring Kendrick Lamar) Karshøj, Hannibal, Kendrick Duckworth Hannibal, Derek "MixedByAli" Ali 4:24
9. "Sea Salt"   Karshøj, Hannibal, Rosenbaum Hannibal 3:08
10. "Avalanche"   Karshøj, Hannibal Hannibal 3:45
iTunes Store additional track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Something That You Like"   Karshøj, Hannibal, Om'Mas Keith 4:08
Notes

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Allmusic.[14]

  • Marcel Camargo - guitar
  • Derek "MixedByAli" Ali – arrangement, engineer, producer
  • Anita Marisa Boriboon – design
  • Delbert Bowers – mixing assistant
  • Pablo Calogero – baritone saxophone
  • Errol Cooney – guitar
  • Claire Courchene – cello
  • Thomas Drayton – bass
  • Fraser T Smith – composer, drums, percussion, piano, producer
  • Chris Galland – mixing assistant
  • Robin Hannibal – arrangement, composer, engineer, instrumentation, mixing assistant, producer
  • Kuk Harrell – engineer, vocal engineer, vocal producer
  • Eliot Hazel – photography
  • Hans Hvidberg – drums
  • Peter Jacobsen – cello
  • Coco O. – art direction, composer, lyrics, vocals
  • Dave Kutch – mastering
  • Kendrick Lamar – composer
  • Elizabeth Lea – trombone
  • Tom Lea – viola, violin
  • Dan Lead – guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Alan Lightner – steel drums
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Gloria Noto – make-up
  • Chris "Tek" O'Ryan – engineer
  • Sylvia Rhone – executive producer
  • August Rosenbaum – composer, keyboards, organ, synthesizer
  • John Ruggiero – hair stylist
  • Andrew Schwartz – engineer
  • Todd Simon – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Tricky Stewart – executive producer
  • Ali Tamposi – composer
  • Marcos Tovar – engineer
  • Steven Valenzuela – engineer
  • Tracy Wannomae – clarinet, flute, saxophone

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[15] 3
US Billboard 200[16] 115
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 16
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[17] 1

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, with country released, format, record label and edition
Country Date Format(s) Label
Germany May 31, 2013[18] Digital download Vested in Culture, Epic Records
Denmark[19] June 3, 2013 CD, digital download
United States[20] June 4, 2013 CD, digital download
Germany[21] June 14, 2013 CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Favoritter og fedterøve rykker playlisten på P3". Dr.dk. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  2. ^ "Ny musik på P3: Mystiske kvinder og en farlige kattemis". Dr.dk. 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Avalanche Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  4. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Avalanche - Quadron". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  5. ^ Rindt, Sascha (13 September 2013). "Quadron machen Wohlfühlpop mit Retro-Zitaten" (in German). AMPYA. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Walters, Barry (24 May 2013). "Quadron, Avalanche". eMusic. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Patrick, Ryan (2013-05-31). "Quadron - Avalanche". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  8. ^ Lemmon, Kyle (2013-06-03). "Reviews - Quadron". Filter. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  9. ^ LeConte, Julia (2013-06-07). "Quadron - Avalanche". Now. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  10. ^ Ryce, Andrew (12 June 2013). "Quadron: Avalanche". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Leight, Elias (29 July 2013). "Quadron: Avalanche". Popmatters. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Hermes, Will (2013-06-04). "Quadron, 'Avalanche'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-06-07. 
  13. ^ Toh, Christopher (9 August 2013). "Avalanche (Quadron)". Today. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Avalanche - Quadron : Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Quadron – Avalanche". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ Illegal name entered Quadron/Quadron/chart?f=305 "Quadron Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Quadron. Prometheus Global Media.
  17. ^ "Illegal name entered Quadron/Quadron/chart?f=324 Quadron Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Quadron. Prometheus Global Media.
  18. ^ "Quadron - Downloads". Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Quadron følger ’Hey Love’ op med internationalt album". Sony Music Entertainment (Denmark) A/S. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "Quadron Talks 'Avalanche' Album, Performs 'Hey Love' & 'Favorite Star'". Billboard. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "Avalanche: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de.