Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do

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Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
Studio album by Major Lazer
Released June 16, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre
Length 41:54
Label Downtown
Major Lazer chronology
Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
(2009)
Free the Universe
(2013)
Singles from Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
  1. "Hold the Line"
    Released: April 20, 2009
  2. "Keep It Goin' Louder"
    Released: June 18, 2009
  3. "Pon de Floor"
    Released: August 3, 2009

Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do is the debut full-length album by Major Lazer, collaborative music project from DJ and producers Diplo and Switch. The album is heavily influenced by Jamaican dancehall music and features guest appearances from Jamaican artists on every track.

Reception[edit]

Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (77/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
NME (7/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[5]
Paste (9.3/10)[6]
PopMatters (7/10)[7]
Prefix Magazine (8/10)[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin (7/10)[10]
Vibe (favourable)[11]

Rhapsody called it the 10th best album of 2009.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hold the Line" (featuring Mr. Lexx and Santigold) 3:38
2. "When You Hear the Bassline" (featuring Ms. Thing) 3:18
3. "Can't Stop Now" (featuring Mr. Vegas and Jovi Rockwell) 4:03
4. "Lazer Theme" (featuring Future Trouble) 2:31
5. "Anything Goes" (featuring Turbulence) 3:13
6. "Cash Flow" (featuring Jahdan Blakkamoore) 4:06
7. "Mary Jane" (featuring Mr. Evil and Mapei) 3:27
8. "Bruk Out" (featuring T.O.K. and Ms. Thing) 2:54
9. "What U Like" (featuring Amanda Blank and Einstein) 2:25
10. "Keep It Goin' Louder" (featuring Nina Sky and Ricky Blaze) 3:46
11. "Pon de Floor" (featuring Vybz Kartel) 3:33
12. "Baby" (featuring Prince Zimboo) 1:17
13. "Jump Up" (featuring Leftside and Supahype) 3:43

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[13] 169
US Top Electronic Albums[13] 7
US Top Heatseekers[13] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://www.metacritic.com/music/guns-dont-kill-peoplelazers-do". MetaCritic. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ MacInnes, Paul (3 July 2009). "Major Lazer: Guns Don't Kill People ... Lazers Do". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Cashmore, Pete (8 July 2009). "Album review: Major Lazer - 'Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do'". NME (IPC Media). Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (1 July 2009). "Album Reviews: Major Lazer – Guns Don't Kill People – Lazers Do". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Marino, Nick (15 June 2009). "Major Lazer: Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do". Paste (Norton). ISSN 1540-3106. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Kakaire, Christine (18 June 2009). "Major Lazer: Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do". PopMatters. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Gregory, John (24 August 2009). "Major Lazer: Guns Don't Kill People – Lazers Do". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  9. ^ Hermes, Will (15 June 2009). "Gunz Dont Kill People, Lazers Do". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. 
  10. ^ Walters, Barry. "Major Lazer – 'Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do'". Spin. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Kenner, Rob (24 June 2009). "REVS: Major Lazer, 'Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do'". Vibe (InterMedia Partners). Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. 
  12. ^ The 25 Best Albums of 2009 Referenced July 31 2010
  13. ^ a b c Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2011.