Magnetic Man (album)

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Magnetic Man
Studio album by Magnetic Man
Released 8 October 2010
Recorded 4 January-30 July 2010
Genre Dubstep, drum and bass, breakbeat hardcore, electronica
Length 62:14
Label Startime, Columbia
Producer Magnetic Man
Singles from Magnetic Man
  1. "I Need Air"
    Released: 23 July 2010
  2. "Perfect Stranger"
    Released: 1 October 2010
  3. "Getting Nowhere"
    Released: 18 February 2011
  4. "Anthemic"
    Released: 22 July 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (68/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
The Observer (mixed) [3]
Pitchfork Media (5.9/10) [4]
Prefix Magazine (8.0/10) [5]
Uncut 3/5 stars [6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [7]
musicOMH 3.5/5 stars [8]
Resident Advisor 3.5/5 stars [9]
Mojo 4/5 stars[10]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[11]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[12]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[13]
NME 8/10 stars[14]
No Ripcord 8/10 stars[15]

Magnetic Man is the debut album by the English dubstep supergroup of the same name. It was released on 8 October 2010 via Startime International. It features vocals provided by different guest vocalists, including Katy B and Ms. Dynamite.

Singles[edit]

  • "I Need Air" was the first single released from the album, it was released on 23 July 2010 and reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, it also charted in Belgium.
  • "Perfect Stranger" was the second single released from the album featuring Katy B. It was released on the 1 October 2010 and reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Getting Nowhere" was the third single released from the album.[16] It was released on 18 February 2011 and reached number 65 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Anthemic" was the fourth single to have been released from the album. To accompany the release, grime rapper P Money was added to the track - the version received its debut performance in May 2011; with the single released on 22 July 2011.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Flying Into Tokyo"   3:09
2. "Fire" (featuring Ms. Dynamite) 4:39
3. "I Need Air" (featuring Angela Hunte) 4:16
4. "Anthemic"   6:08
5. "The Bug"   4:14
6. "Ping Pong"   6:29
7. "Perfect Stranger" (featuring Katy B) 5:57
8. "Mad"   3:45
9. "Boiling Water" (featuring Sam Frank) 3:36
10. "K Dance"   3:16
11. "Crossover" (featuring Katy B) 4:15
12. "Box of Ghosts"   3:45
13. "Karma Crazy"   4:13
14. "Getting Nowhere" (featuring John Legend) 4:29

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
Position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[17] 60
UK Albums Chart[18] 5
UK Dance Chart[19] 1
UK Download Chart[20] 3

Release history[edit]

Region Edition Date Format Label Catalogue
United Kingdom Standard 8 October 2010[21] Digital Download Columbia Records B003VKVVV8
11 October 2010[22] CD
Reissued 22 July 2011[23] Digital Download

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/magnetic-man/magnetic-man
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Magnetic Man: Magnetic Man". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  3. ^ Empire, Kitty (2010-10-10). "The Observer review". The Observer (London: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  4. ^ Finney, Tim (2010-11-16). "Magnetic Man: Magnetic Man". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  5. ^ http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/magnetic-man/magnetic-man/47738/
  6. ^ Uncut (magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Between the deft pop maneuvers of 'I Need Air' and the eviscerating scree of 'K Dance', MAGNETIC MAN even boasts a few eureka moments."
  7. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/magnetic-man-20110524
  8. ^ http://www.musicomh.com/albums/magnetic-man_0810.htm
  9. ^ http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=8007
  10. ^ Mojo (Publisher) (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They] couple dubstep's trademark juddering basslines and paranoid atmospherics to trancey keys...and Pendulum-like anthems." Clash (magazine) - "Miss Dynamite's 'Fire' is as kinetic as any floor filler at dubstep's altar, club night FWD>>."
  11. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (2010-11-07). "Magnetic Man – review". The Guardian (London). 
  12. ^ http://consequenceofsound.net/2011/01/album-review-magnetic-man-magnetic-man/
  13. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/140224-magnetic-man-magnetic-man/
  14. ^ Wolfson, Sam (2010-10-08). "Album review: Magnetic Man - Magnetic Man". NME (IPC Media). Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  15. ^ http://www.noripcord.com/reviews/music/magnetic-man/magnetic-man
  16. ^ "Third single announcement". TheCyberKrib. WordPress. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  17. ^ "Belgian Albums Chart info". Ultratop. Ultratop & Hung Media. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  18. ^ "UK album chart // 2010-10-23". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  19. ^ "UK dance chart // 2010-10-23". UK Dance Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  20. ^ "UK download chart // 2010-10-23". UK Download Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  21. ^ http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00441DV3O
  22. ^ "Amazon - CD release info". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  23. ^ Magnetic Man, 'Magnetic Man' - Digital Reissued Edition Amazon.com, Retrieved 2011-07-22.