I Love You (Amanda Blank album)

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I Love You
Studio album by Amanda Blank
Released August 4, 2009[1]
Genre Dirty rap, Baltimore club, electropop
Length 33:37
Label Downtown Records
Producer Diplo, Switch, XXXChange, Jacknife Lee
Amanda Blank chronology
I Love You
(2009)
Singles from I Love You
  1. "Might Like You Better"
    Released: May 26, 2009[2]

I Love You is the debut album by Philadelphia-based rapper and singer Amanda Blank. The album was released on August 4, 2009 (see 2009 in music) through Downtown Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Billboard (positive)[4]
NOW 5/6 stars[5]
The Observer (positive)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Spin 2.5/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars[9]
URB 3.5/5 stars[10]
Pitchfork Media (2.0/10)[11]
NME (6.0/10)[12]

I Love You received mixed reviews from music critics, earning a rating of 59 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 17 reviews.[13] Billboard described the album as "guiltless fun, just like any proper quickie."[14] The Observer said "amid the sighs and groans, she [Blank] hits the pop G-spot with her savvy hooks and superlative rhyming."[15] URB magazine noted that "whether it's the heart, soul or ovaries that are dictating the desires on I Love You's songs, always lurking under Amanda Blank's flow are Diplo's exotically growling beats, which remain sweaty, fast-paced and aggressive [...] her heartfelt lyrics makes [...] some of the most unexpectedly personable material to come out of Diplo's party-centric clique."[16]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Make It Take It" — 2:25
  2. "Something Bigger, Something Better" — 3:04
  3. "Make-Up" — 2:16
  4. "Gimme What You Got" (featuring Spank Rock) — 2:46
  5. "Lemme Get Some" (featuring Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids) — 3:01
  6. "Shame on Me" — 3:56
  7. "A Love Song" (featuring Santigold) — 3:33
  8. "DJ" — 2:53
  9. "Might Like You Better" — 2:55
  10. "Big Heavy" — 3:59
  11. "Leaving You Behind" (featuring Lykke Li) — 2:45
Samples

Credits[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Album charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
French Albums Chart[17] 197
U.S. Billboard 200[18] 109
U.S. Digital Albums[18] 21
U.S. Top Electronic Albums[18] 6
U.S. Top Heatseekers[18] 3
U.S. Independent Albums[18] 17

Singles[edit]

Single Chart (2009) Peak
position
"Shame On Me" Dance/Club Play Songs[19] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I Love You: Amanda Blank". Amazon.com. Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Might Like You Better - Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Billboard review
  5. ^ NOW review
  6. ^ The Observer review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ Spin review
  9. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  10. ^ URB review
  11. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  12. ^ NME review
  13. ^ "I Love You". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  14. ^ Kerri Mason (2009-08-08). "I Love You". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved 2009-08-07. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Pop review: Amanda Blank, I Love You". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  16. ^ Paul Glanting (2009-08-05). "Amanda Blank :: I Love You". URB. MPA. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  17. ^ Steffen Hung (2009-09-19). "Amanda Blank - I Love You". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  18. ^ a b c d e Billboard Artist Search
  19. ^ ""Shame on Me" > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-23.