Bud, Sweat and Beers

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Bud, Sweat and Beers
Studio album by Devlin
Released 1 November 2010
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Grime, British hip hop
Length 45:37
Label Island, Universal Music Group
Producer Labrinth, Kraze, Lewi White, Futurecut, Naughty Boy, iSHi, TMS
Devlin chronology
Bud, Sweat and Beers
(2010)
A Moving Picture
(2013)
Singles from Bud, Sweat and Beers
  1. "Brainwashed"
    Released: 8 August 2010
  2. "Runaway"
    Released: 24 October 2010
  3. "Let It Go"
    Released: 31 January 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Clash (7/10)[1]
Metro 3/5 stars[2]
MTV UK (favourable)[3]
RWD 5/5 stars[4]
Soul Culture 4/5 stars[5]
The Independent 3/5 stars[6]

Bud, Sweat and Beers is the debut studio album released by English rapper Devlin, via Island Records and the Universal Music Group. The album was released on 29 October 2010 via digital download, and 1 November 2010, physically. The album was produced by Labrinth, Kraze, Lewi White, Futurecut and Naughty Boy.[7] Featured guests on the album include Awa Manneh, Hikaru Utada, Labrinth, Emeli Sandé, Yasmin, Dogzilla and Ghetts. The album received high praise in critical reviews, and was awarded Hottest Album of the Week by Zane Lowe. The original album sampler, issued to radio stations and critics in September 2010, contains two tracks that failed to make the final album cut: "Shot Music", featuring Giggs, and "God".

Singles[edit]

  • "Shot Music" was released as a promotional single on 9 April 2010. The track features vocals from fellow rapper Giggs. The track did not make the final album cut, but did feature on the album's original sampler, issued to radio stations and critics in September 2010. A music video was recorded.
  • "London City" was released as a promotional single on 3 June 2010. The track, which features a sample from Hikaru Utada's song "Passion (After the Battle)", peaked at #181 on the UK Singles Chart, and a music video for the track was filmed and released to music channels.
  • "Brainwashed" was released on 8 August 2010 as the first official single from the album. The track features vocals from British singer-songwriter Awa Manneh. The single went on to debut at #31 on the UK Singles Chart, after being included on the BBC Radio 1 B-list playlist.
  • "Runaway" was released on 24 October 2010 as the second official single from the album. The track features vocals from upcoming British singer-songwriter and DJ Yasmin. The single went on to debut at #16 on the UK Singles Chart, after being included on the BBC Radio 1 A-list playlist.
  • "Let It Go" was released on 24 January 2011 as the third and final official single from the album. The track features vocals from British-producer Labrinth. The single went on to debut at #59 on the UK Singles Chart, after being included on the BBC Radio 1 A-list playlist.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "1989"   Fabio Pignatelli, James Devlin, Lewis A.F. Hodder, Massimo Morante, Maurizio Guarini Lewi White 2:49
2. "Brainwashed" (featuring Awa Manneh) Ishi Mughal, Emeli Sande, James Devlin, Pontus Hjelm iSHi 3:21
3. "Days & Nights"   Craig Butler, James Devlin, Simon Green Kraze 3:48
4. "London City" (featuring Hikaru Utada) Craig Butler, James Devlin, Jordan Crisp, Lloyd Perrin, Hikaru Utada Kraze, James Clowes 3:03
5. "Marching Through the Fog"   James Devlin, Lewis A.F. Hodder Lewi White 3:07
6. "Let It Go" (featuring Labrinth) James Devlin, Marc Williams, Timothy McKenzie Labrinth 3:39
7. "Yesterday's News" (featuring Emeli Sande) Ben Harrison, James Murray, James Devlin, Mustafa Omer, Shahid Khan Naughty Boy, Mojam 3:03
8. "Community Outcast"   James Devlin, Laidi Saliasi, Yasunori Mitsuda Ratchet 3:40
9. "Runaway" (featuring Yasmin) James Devlin, Yasmin Shahmir Future Cut 3:29
10. "Our Father"   James Devlin, Justin Clarke, Lewis A.F. Hodder, Rhys Taylor, Samuel Taylor Lewi White, Rawz Artilla 3:27
11. "Finally" (featuring Dogzilla and Ghetts) James Devlin, Justin Clarke, Lewis A.F. Hodder, Rhys Taylor, Samuel Taylor Lewi White 4:01
12. "Dreamer" (featuring Emeli Sandé) Ben Harrison, Emeli Sande, James Devlin, Shahid Khan Naughty Boy 2:47
13. "World Still Turns"   Ben Kohn, James Devlin, Peter Kelleher, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Tom Barnes TMS 3:00
14. "End of Days"   Ben Harrison, James Devlin, Shahid Khan Naughty Boy 2:23
Total length:
45:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[10] 21
UK R&B Chart[11] 2
UK Download Chart[12] 7

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Ireland 29 October 2010 CD, Digital download Island Records, Universal Music Group
United Kingdom 1 November 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devlin - Bud, Sweat, and Beers". Daily Mirror (United Kingdom: Matt Oliver). 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Devlin - Bud, Sweat & Beers: The new kid on the gritty grime block". Metro (United Kingdom: Siobhan Murphy). 2010-10-31. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  3. ^ "CD REVIEW: DEVLIN - 'BUD, SWEAT & BEERS'". MTV UK (United Kingdom: Joseph Patterson). Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  4. ^ "Online Review: Devlin – Bud, Sweat & Beers [ALBUM OF THE MONTH]". RWD. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Devlin – Bud, Sweat & Beers - Album Review". Soul Culture (United Kingdom: Henry Yanney). 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  6. ^ "Album: Devlin, Bud, Sweat & Beers (Island)". The Independent (United Kingdom: Andy Gill). 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  7. ^ Devlin I'm Just Enjoying Myself. MTV News.
  8. ^ Devlin's Album, Bud, Sweat and Beers on BBC Radio 1 playlist. BBC Radio 1.
  9. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/bud-sweat-beers/id406319407
  10. ^ "Archive Chart". The Official Charts Company. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Archive Chart". The Official Charts Company. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Archive Chart". The Official Charts Company. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010.