Love: Part Two
|Love: Part Two|
|Studio album by Angels & Airwaves|
|Released||November 1, 2011|
|Genre||Alternative rock, space rock, progressive rock|
|Label||To the Stars Records|
|Angels & Airwaves chronology|
|Singles from Love: Part Two|
Love: Part Two is the fourth studio album by alternative rock band Angels & Airwaves, released November 1, 2011 via the band's own label, To the Stars Records. It follows 2010's Love, and its release coincides with that of the band's Love feature film, which includes music from the album. The first single from the album and respective music video, "Anxiety", was released on August 11, 2011. This was the final album for both former drummer Adam "Atom" Willard, who left the band prior to the release of the album and longtime engineer and "The 5th member" Jeff "Critter" Newell, who had died on New Year's Eve of 2011. They both worked on the last 4 albums.  Along with its predecessor, Love: Part Two is a concept album that explores themes such as "love, God, and hope."
Band frontman Tom Delonge has confirmed that a second studio album in the Love project along with the Love film are set for release in November 2011, after a few delays dating back to 2010. He has also revealed that the upcoming studio album would be titled Love: Part Two and would include 45 minutes of extra music. On April 9, 2011, Delonge confirmed via Modcam that Love: Part Two would be released on November 1, 2011. Delonge has described the album as better than the first part of Love and also confirmed on an online discussion forum that there would be a box set with the two Love albums and a DVD of the movie. The supporting tour for Love II took place in spring 2012.
On October 31, 2011, the band released another song from Love II, "Surrender". "Surrender was to be one of the main themes of WWE's WrestleMania 29 PPV event. Surrender was not featured in any WWE promotional material for WrestleMania since the turn of the year.
This was the final album for both former drummer Adam "Atom" Willard, who left the band prior to the release of the album and longtime engineer and "The 5th member" Jeff "Critter" Newell, who had died on New Year's Eve of 2011. They both worked on the last 4 albums. 
|The A.V. Club||B|
Music website Alter The Press! awarded the album four stars out of five, heralding it as a "welcome addition to the Angels and Airwaves discography" and going on to say it's a "solid, catchy and innovative rock record." 
The album got a mixed score of 56 out of 100 on Metacritic, and Rolling Stone gave the album a negative one and a half star review, stating that the album "[soared] ever closer to the sun, with defiant nonsense" and continued to state that although the album sounded exultant, "There's nothing here to be triumphant about" 
According to MTV, the album entered the Billboard 200 charts at #30 with an estimated 16,000 sales.
|4.||"My Heroine (It's Not Over)"||3:45|
|5.||"Moon as My Witness"||4:14|
|6.||"Dry Your Eyes"||5:00|
|8.||"One Last Thing"||2:54|
|10.||"Behold a Pale Horse"||4:04|
|11.||"All That We Are"||5:36|
- Tom DeLonge – vocals, guitar, producer
- David Kennedy – guitar
- Matt Wachter – bass, synthesizers, backing vocals
- Atom Willard – drums, percussion, programming
|US Billboard 200||30|
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