I've Failed You

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I've Failed You
Studio album by Kittie
Released August 30, 2011
Length 36:26
Label E1 Music[1]
Producer Siegfried Meier
Kittie chronology
In the Black
(2009)
I've Failed You
(2011)

I've Failed You is the sixth studio album by heavy metal band Kittie. The album was released on August 30, 2011 and peaked on the Billboard Top 200 at 178. The album received mixed reviews with About.com and Exclaim! calling it one of Kittie's strongest albums, while Allmusic and NOW! gave it negative reviews.

Release[edit]

I've Failed You was released on August 30, 2011 and peaked on the Billboard Top 200 at 178.[2][3] The album also charted on Billboards's Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Independent Albums, Top Rock Albums charts, peaking at 10, 26 and 46th positions respectively.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
Exclaim! favorable[4]
Now 2/5 stars[5]

Exclaim! gave I've Failed You a positive review, referring to the album as Kittie's "most accomplished release to date" and that the tracks "We Are the Lamb," "What Have I Done" and "Empires (Part 2)" feature some of their best songwriting to date.[4] About.com gave the album a positive review, opining that Kittie's "musical chops have grown stronger, their songwriting more consistent" while "The songs on the second half of the album aren't quite as memorable as the first half, but there are still plenty of quality tracks."[6] Allmusic gave the album a two and a half star rating out of five, stating that the album "sounds nearly interchangeable with their previous releases, which may provide solace for some of the quartet's many fans, but will likely provide a whole lot of ammunition for their detractors."[3] NOW gave the album a two star out of five rating, criticizing the album as being "devoid of memorable lyrics, riffs or melodies"[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kittie.[3]

  1. "I've Failed You" – 2:11
  2. "We Are the Lamb" – 2:51
  3. "Whisper of Death" – 4:18
  4. "What Have I Done" – 5:25
  5. "Empires (Part 1)" – 2:14
  6. "Empires (Part 2)" - 3:42
  7. "Come Undone" – 2:15
  8. "Already Dead" – 2:51
  9. "Never Come Home" – 3:15
  10. "Ugly" – 2:57
  11. "Time Never Heals" – 4:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Paul Grosso – creative director
  • Ivy Vujic Jenkins – bass
  • Mercedes Lander – drums, vocals
  • Morgan Lander – concept, guitar, vocals
  • Ama Lea – photography
  • Sean Marlowe – art direction, design
  • Tara McLeod – guitar
  • Siegfried Meier – engineer, mixing, producer
  • T-Roy – mastering

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "I've Failed You - Kittie: Releases". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "I've Failed You - Kittie: Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Monger, James Christopher. "I've Failed You - Kittie". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Falzon, Denise (August 29, 2011). "Kittie - I've Failed You". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Gillis, Carla (January 5, 2012). "Kittie - I've Failed You". Now. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Bowar, Chad (August 30, 2011). "Kittie - I've Failed You Review". About.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "I've Failed You - Kittie: Credits". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 9, 2013.