Every Kingdom

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Every Kingdom
Every Kingdom cover art
Studio album by Ben Howard
Released 30 September 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre
Length 50:05
Label
Producer Chris Bond and James Naleski
Ben Howard chronology
Every Kingdom
(2011)
The Burgh Island E.P.
(2012)
Singles from Every Kingdom
  1. "The Wolves"
    Released: 3 June 2011
  2. "Keep Your Head Up"
    Released: 26 August 2011
  3. "The Fear"
    Released: 12 October 2011
  4. "Only Love"
    Released: 4 May 2012
  5. "Old Pine"
    Released: 20 July 2012
Alternative cover
Every Kingdom physical deluxe edition cover art
Physical deluxe edition cover

Every Kingdom is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Ben Howard. It was released in the United Kingdom on 30 September 2011 as a digital download, on CD, on LP and as a 200 copy limited edition cassette. It reached a peak chart position of number four in the UK Albums Chart on 24 February 2013 following his success at the Brit Awards that week.[1] The songs on the album were written by Ben Howard and produced by Chris Bond.[2] The cover art was designed by Owen Tozer, based on photography by Mickey Smith and Roddy Bow.[3]

The song "Old Pine" is the music video version of the original found on the Old Pine EP. A remix of the song by Everything Everything was released by Howard as a single on 20 July 2012.[4] The songs "The Wolves" and "These Waters" are re-recordings of the original versions found on the These Waters EP. The song "Keep Your Head Up" is a re-recording of the original version found on the Games in the Dark EP. The song "Black Flies" was released on 21 April 2012 as a 100-copy limited edition LP as part of the 2012 edition of Secret 7", each copy with different cover art.

The album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize.[5]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
Consequence of Sound C+[8]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[9]
PopMatters 8/10[10]
DIY 8/10[11]

Singles[edit]

  • "The Wolves" is the first single from the album. It was released in the United Kingdom on 3 June 2011 and re-released on 23 February 2012. It reached a peak chart position of 70 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Keep Your Head Up" is the second single from the album. It was released in the United Kingdom on 26 August 2011. It reached a peak chart position of 74 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "The Fear" is the third single from the album. It was released in the United Kingdom on 12 October 2011. It reached a peak chart position of 58 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Only Love" is the fourth single from the album. It was released in the United Kingdom on 4 May 2012. It reached a peak chart position of 9 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Old Pine"   5:27
2. "Diamonds"   4:07
3. "The Wolves"   5:09
4. "Everything"   4:46
5. "Only Love"   4:09
6. "The Fear"   4:20
7. "Keep Your Head Up"   4:22
8. "Black Flies"   6:22
9. "Gracious"   4:57
10. "Promise"   6:24
Total length:
50:05

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom 30 September 2011[24] Digital download, CD, LP, cassette Island
United States 6 November 2012 Digital download, CD Communion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Howard wins best British breakthrough act and best male solo artist at Brit Awards 2013". The Independent. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Clare Robinson (7 October 2011), "Howard's wave", Plymouth Evening Herald: 1, retrieved 8 November 2013 
  3. ^ Roddy Bow - Every Kingdom
  4. ^ "Old Pine (Everything Everything Remix)" at iTunes Store
  5. ^ Mercury Prize - 2012 Albums of the Year
  6. ^ "Every Kingdom - Ben Howard". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ben Howard – Every Kingdom". AllMusic. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Hardy, Tony (April 9, 2012). "Ben Howard – Every Kingdom". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ Carnwath, Ally. "Ben Howard: Every Kingdom – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Ezell, Brice. "Ben Howard: Every Kingdom". PopMatters. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "BEN HOWARD - EVERY KINGDOM". Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Australian iTunes Chart". iTunesCharts.net. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Belgian Chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Canadian Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Dutch Chart". MegaCharts. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "French Chart". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "German Chart". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Irish Chart". Chart-Track. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "Swiss Chart". Swiss Music Charts. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "UK Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  21. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=2012&cat=a
  22. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=2013&cat=a
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Ben Howard – Every Kingdom". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Every Kingdom in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  24. ^ iTunes Store Every Kingdom at iTunes Store