Drops of Jupiter

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This article is about the Train album. For the song under the same name, see Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me).
Drops of Jupiter
Studio album by Train
Released March 27, 2001
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Rock, alternative rock, roots rock, pop rock
Length 48:33
Label Columbia
Producer Brendan O'Brien
Train chronology
One and a Half
(1999)
Drops of Jupiter
(2001)
My Private Nation
(2003)
Singles from Drops of Jupiter
  1. "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)"
    Released: February 20, 2001
  2. "Something More"
    Released: October 2001
  3. "She's on Fire"
    Released: February 18, 2002

Drops of Jupiter is Train's second album, released in 2001. The album's title is derived from "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", its first single, which was a hit internationally and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

The album contains elements of rock, country and indie rock. Besides "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", two other singles were released from this album: "She's on Fire" and "Something More," both of which also achieved some success on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Debuting at #6 in the United States upon its release, it has since been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA in the United States and 2x Platinum by the CRIA in Canada. It is the band's best selling album to date.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Charlie Colin, Rob Hotchkiss, Jimmy Stafford, Pat Monahan, and Scott Underwood[1]

No. Title Length
1. "She's on Fire"   3:49
2. "I Wish You Would"   4:25
3. "Drops of Jupiter"   4:20
4. "It's About You"   4:27
5. "Hopeless"   4:31
6. "Respect"   3:25
7. "Let It Roll"   5:00
8. "Something More"   4:33
9. "Whipping Boy"   4:26
10. "Getaway"   4:26
11. "Mississippi"   5:00

Reception[edit]

Critical reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars
Robert Christgau C−
Rolling Stone (Favorable)

The album received mixed reviews. AMG Writer Mark Morgenstein said that "There is nothing cutting edge about Train's Sophomore Effort" He also stated that "Train is a classic rock wannabe band in the mold of Counting Crows, although that's not always a bad thing".[2]

Rolling Stone Writer Aidin Vaziri had this to say about the album: "Drops of Jupiter, conjuring vivid memories of Recovering The Satellites. The anthemic song is the centerpiece here, showcasing the singer's yearning voice and band's swooping, string-laden melodies, but Train has more to offer. The brooding "Mississippi" presents an intoxicating mix of acoustic guitars and dreamy horns, while "Let It Roll" mixes mournful slide guitars and loose-limbed rhythms in the perfect meeting of blustery earnestness and unapologetic commerciality."[3]

Awards[edit]

Award Nominated (song) Won
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song "Drops of Jupiter" YES
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) YES

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official site". Trainline.com. 2001-03-27. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  2. ^ a b Morgenstein, Mark (2001-03-27). "Drops of Jupiter - Train : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone Review". RollingStone.com. 2001-03-27. Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
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  12. ^ "Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  13. ^ "Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
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  15. ^ "Train | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  16. ^ "Train Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Train. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Train – Drops of Jupiter". Music Canada. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Train – Drops of Jupiter". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 18, 2014.  Enter Drops of Jupiter in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Train – Drops of Jupiter". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 18, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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