Crash My Party
|Crash My Party|
|Studio album by Luke Bryan|
|Released||August 13, 2013|
|Luke Bryan chronology|
|Singles from Crash My Party|
Crash My Party is the fourth studio album by American country music artist Luke Bryan. It was released on August 13, 2013 via Capitol Nashville. Its first single, the title track, reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. The album was produced by Jeff Stevens. A deluxe edition with four bonus tracks is available exclusively at Target and Walmart.
Even though the reception towards the album by music critics was mixed, the album has seen remarkably high commercial success. On its first week, the album sold 528,000 copies and debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on September 30, 2013, and became the third best-selling album of 2013. By July 2014, the album had reached over 2 million in sales in the United States.
|Music Is My Oxygen|||
|The Oakland Press|||
|Taste of Country|||
Crash My Party garnered mixed reception from music critics. At Metacritic, they assign a weighted average score to ratings and reviews from selected mainstream critics, which based upon five reviews, the album has a Metascore of 55.
At Rolling Stone, Chuck Eddy felt that "Given the drinking songs he's best at, he'd be better off pretending spring break lasts all year long" because he cannot seem to match up to "Kenny Chesney's knack for lonely contemplation." Stephen Thomas Erlewine at Allmusic told that some of the tracks "seem slightly cookie-cutter", yet at the same time "he does seem savvy," and "somebody who embraces what real redneck living is about in 2013." At The Boston Globe, Sarah Rodman gave the album a mixed review, and wrote that the album sounds some what generic "But the majority of the record is given over to 'Party' games we've heard Bryan [...] and many others in contemporary country [...] play before." Eric Allen of American Songwriter noted how "Crash My Party is melodiously rewarding despite its sporadic lyrical missteps." At Music Is My Oxygen, Rob Burkhardt felt that Bryan "chose to coast on that momentum" from his previous album.
At USA Today, Brian Mansfield highlighted that in comparison to his last album this has a "slightly more generic-sounding" tone, and he wrote that Bryan "comes across as just another backwoods party animal with an amped-up sound and indiscriminate taste in women." At The Oakland Press, Gary Graff felt that the release was yet "another mostly upbeat and good-humored set, which, more than anything else, demonstrates Bryan’s and producer Jeff Stevens’ knack for picking out exactly the right songs for the singer to record." Melinda Newman of HitFix alluded to how the release "will be a nice new chapter in a pleasingly familiar book, if not a particularly high-octane one." At Country Weekly, Joseph Hudak told that "All the imagery his fans have come to demand is there", however "In the future, it’d be nice to see Luke, the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, grow out of the fields he’s so clearly comfortable in."
Billy Dukes of Taste of Country felt that "there is little to differentiate the two projects", which this may lead some people to "line up to pigeonhole him", and noted that "There are hits to be found on his fourth studio album, but a lack of powerful album cuts makes the project much less exciting than one would like." At Newsday, Glenn Gamboa called Bryan "a singles hitter [...] in more ways than one", which means that he felt "Bryan never hits a home run, but he sure does connect a lot." They also continue on to say that "every time he tries to swing for the fences, he strikes out." Matt Bjorke of Roughstock evoked that "Crash My Party clearly features melodies and ideas that come from outside of Country's traditions, nobody would mistake the album for anything but a Country Music album, a strong, well-made modern one which makes times to nod to tradition while still looking forward."
Crash My Party sold 528,000 copies in the first week of album sales for the release. In 2013, this marks the fourth best selling album in its debut week, with the only albums to achieve better first week sales being Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Jay-Z's Magna Carta... Holy Grail and Drake's Nothing Was the Same. An album by a male country artist has not sold this well in nine years. For the Billboard magazine charting week of August 31, 2013, the album charted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. It became the third best-selling album of 2013 in the United States with 1,521,000 copies sold for the year. It reached its two million sales mark in July 2014. As of December 2014, the album has sold 2.3 million copies in the U.S.
|1.||"That's My Kind of Night"||Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley||3:10|
|2.||"Beer in the Headlights"||Michael Carter, Brandon Kinney, Cole Swindell||2:52|
|3.||"Crash My Party"||Rodney Clawson, Gorley||3:55|
|4.||"Roller Coaster"||Carter, Swindell||4:19|
|5.||"We Run This Town"||Gorley, Davidson, Kelley Lovelace||3:14|
|6.||"Drink a Beer"||Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton||3:23|
|7.||"I See You"||Luke Bryan, Gorley, Luke Laird||3:06|
|8.||"Goodbye Girl"||Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey||2:39|
|9.||"Play It Again"||Davidson, Gorley||3:47|
|10.||"Blood Brothers"||Brett James, Bobby Pinson||4:03|
|11.||"Out Like That"||Aaron Goodvin, Adam Sanders, Swindell||3:18|
|12.||"Shut It Down"||Tony Martin, Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher||3:16|
|13.||"Dirt Road Diary"||Rhett Akins, Bryan, Davidson, Ben Hayslip||3:31|
|Deluxe edition bonus tracks|
|14.||"What Is It with You"||Bryan, Shane Minor, Jeff Stevens||4:00|
|15.||"Sunburnt Lips"||Thomas Rhett Akins, Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, Lance Miller||3:25|
|16.||"Better Than My Heart"||Bryan, Stevens, Lonnie Wilson||3:44|
|17.||"Your Mama Should've Named You Whiskey"||Laird, Jeremy Spillman, T. R. Akins||3:42|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions|
|US Hot Country||US Country Airplay||US||CAN Country
|2013||"Crash My Party"||2||1||18||1||18|
|"That's My Kind of Night"||1||2||15||2||19|
|"Drink a Beer"||1||1||31||1||34|
|2014||"Play It Again"||1||1||14||1||20|
|"I See You"A||8||10||61||10||84|
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