Cults (album)

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Cults
Studio album by Cults
Released June 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)
Recorded 2010–2011, Treefort Studios, Brooklyn, New York
Genre Indie pop, noise pop
Length 33:41
Label In the Name Of, Columbia
Producer Cults, Shane Stoneback
Cults chronology
Cults
(2011)
Static
(2013)
Singles from Cults
  1. "Go Outside"
    Released: April 20, 2010
  2. "Oh My God"
    Released: July 6, 2010
  3. "Abducted"
    Released: April 16, 2011
  4. "You Know What I Mean"
    Released: December 1, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
NME (7/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes 2.5/5 stars[6]

Cults is the debut album by American indie pop duo Cults. The album was released in the US on June 7, 2011 on In the Name Of, an imprint of Columbia Records. The album was recorded over the course of 2010 and early 2011. In early 2010, the band released an EP, which featured two of the songs to appear on the album; "Go Outside" and "Most Wanted". The song "Go Outside" was featured on the soundtrack of the game MLB 11: The Show on PlayStation 3.

Reception[edit]

The critical response to Cults was generally positive. Jazz Monroe of NME said "the album isn’t quite the tremulous voyage of hearts and minds it wants to be",[4] but Hari Ashurst of the BBC said that "despite the genre signifiers there’s more than enough personality of their own here for Cults to transcend both their blog hit wonder and the timeworn sound they lovingly homage".[7]

Pitchfork placed the album at number 46 on its list of the "Top 50 albums of 2011".[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Cults. 

No. Title Length
1. "Abducted"   2:53
2. "Go Outside"   3:24
3. "You Know What I Mean"   2:32
4. "Most Wanted"   3:05
5. "Walk at Night"   3:05
6. "Never Heal Myself"   3:03
7. "Oh My God"   3:21
8. "Never Saw the Point"   3:04
9. "Bad Things"   3:40
10. "Bumper"   2:42
11. "Rave On"   2:52
Total length:
33:41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cults Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather (2011-06-07). "Cults - Cults". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  3. ^ Caroline Sullivan (2011-05-26). "Cults – review | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Cults - Album Review: Cults - 'Cults' - Album Reviews". Nme.Com. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Album Reviews: Cults: Cults". Pitchfork. 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  6. ^ Savage, Rowan. "Cults - Cults | Music Review". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  7. ^ Ashurst, Hari (2011-05-18). "Cults Cults Review". Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
  8. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2011". Pitchfork Media. December 15, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2012. 

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