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 Electronic, dancehall, reggae, dubstep, bounce, moombahton
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/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.