Collider (Sam Roberts album)

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Collider
Studio album by Sam Roberts
Released May 10, 2011
Recorded 2010 in Chicago
Genre Rock
Length 55:27
Label Universal Music Canada
Zoë/Rounder Records
Producer Brian Deck
Sam Roberts chronology
Love at the End of the World
(2008)
Collider
(2011)
Lo-Fantasy
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
ChartAttack 3.5/5 stars[2]

Collider is the fourth studio album from Canadian rock musician Sam Roberts, released on May 10, 2011.[3] It is the first album released under the moniker "Sam Roberts Band" instead of "Sam Roberts". Collider features several guest musicians, including Elizabeth Powell (of fellow Montreal band Land of Talk) on "Longitude", percussionist Ben Massarella (of Califone), and woodwind player Stuart D. Bogie (of Antibalas).[4] The album cover art is an altered take on the standard model of the Theory of Everything(TOE)

The first Canadian single, "I Feel You", was released to Canadian radio on February 28, 2011, and made commercially available via iTunes Canada on March 8, 2011.[4] An edited version of the song was made available for free online listening.[5] Its video debuted on MuchMusic May 21. The first American single, "The Last Crusade",[6] was made available for listening online on March 21, 2011.[7] "Without A Map" was released as the second official single in August, with its video released in November.

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Canadian Albums Chart, with first week sales of 7,000 copies.[8] The album was nominated for Rock Album of the Year at the 2012 Juno Awards.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Last Crusade"   4:17
2. "Without a Map"   4:05
3. "Let It In"   4:17
4. "Graveyard Shift"   4:27
5. "No Arrows"   4:24
6. "Longitude"   3:18
7. "Streets of Heaven (Promises, Promises)"   4:26
8. "Sang Froid"   3:30
9. "Twist the Knife"   4:13
10. "I Feel You"   5:16
11. "The Band vs. The World"   4:09
12. "Partition Blues"   4:10
13. "Tractor Beam Blues"   4:55
Total length:
55:27

The pre-ordered iTunes release also features a digital booklet and a bonus fourteenth track, "Pretty Ugly".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ ChartAttack review
  3. ^ "Upcoming Canadian Releases for 2011!". CBC.ca. January 12, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Cross, Alan (February 28, 2011). "Sam Roberts Returns Today with a New Single". ExploreMusic. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sam Roberts". samrobertsband.com. Universal Music Canada. March 2, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sam Roberts Band Tour Dates 2011". Neccel.com. March 23, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Last Crusade". SoundCloud. Rounder Records. March 31, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sam Roberts enters charts at No. 3". Jam!. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  9. ^ "2012 JUNO Award Nominees". junoawards.ca. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  10. ^ "Collider by Sam Roberts Band – Preorder Collider on iTunes". iTunes. Apple Inc. April 12, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 

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