Megalithic Symphony

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Megalithic Symphony
Studio album by Awolnation
Released March 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)
(see release history)
Recorded Red Bull Studios, AWOLSTUDIO, Avatar Studios, Main and Market, Gymnasium, Fireside Sound Studio
Genre Electronic rock, indie rock, industrial rock, alternative rock, alternative dance
Length 52:52 (standard) 2:08:21 (deluxe)
Label Red Bull Records
Producer Aaron Bruno, Jimmy Messer, Brian West
Awolnation chronology
Back from Earth
(2010)
Megalithic Symphony
(2011)
Singles from Megalithic Symphony
  1. "Sail"
    Released: January 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)
  2. "Not Your Fault"
    Released: October 17, 2011 (2011-10-17)
  3. "Kill Your Heroes"
    Released: June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)
  4. "Thiskidsnotalright"
    Released: 2013 (2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 2.5/5 stars[2]
Rock Sound 9/10[3]
The Times Confused/10[4]

Megalithic Symphony is the debut studio album by American electronic rock band Awolnation, released on March 15, 2011 through Red Bull Records. The album is the band's first full-length release, following the release of the Extended play Back from Earth (2010). Megalithic Symphony has since peaked at number 84 on the United States Billboard 200 and at number 57 on the Austrian Albums Chart. As of February 2014, the album sold 529,000 copies in the United States.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Aaron Bruno, except where noted. 

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Megalithic Symphony"   0:58
2. "Some Sort of Creature"   0:27
3. "Soul Wars" (Bruno, Eric Stenman) 3:37
4. "People" (Bruno, Stenman) 3:58
5. "Jump on My Shoulders"   4:08
6. "Burn It Down" (Bruno, Jimmy Messer) 2:45
7. "Guilty Filthy Soul" (Bruno, Messer) 3:34
8. "Kill Your Heroes" (Bruno, Brian West) 2:59
9. "My Nightmare's Dream"   0:27
10. "Sail"   4:19
11. "Wake Up"   3:03
12. "Not Your Fault"   4:03
13. "All I Need" (Bruno, Messer) 3:38
14. "Knights of Shame" (Bruno, Cameron Duddy) (fades out at 11:49, untitled hidden track starts at 13:51) 14:58
Deluxe Edition Disc 2 Part 1 - The Songs
No. Title Length
1. "THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT"   2:41
2. "Some Kind of Joke"   4:52
3. "Everybody's Got a Secret"   3:42
4. "Soul Wars" (Live Version) 4:23
5. "MF"   3:17
6. "Swinging from the Castles"   3:02
7. "I've Been Dreaming"   2:58
8. "Shoestrings"   3:11
Deluxe Edition Disc 2 Part 2 - The Remixes
No. Title Length
9. "Not Your Fault" (Robert DeLong Remix) 5:52
10. "People" (Thomas from Ghostland Observatory Remix) 5:41
11. "Burn It Down" (Innerpartysystem Remix) 4:56
12. "Guilty Filthy Soul" (Samantha Ronson Remix feat. Wale) 4:18
13. "Jump on My Shoulders" (Thomas from Ghostland Observatory Remix) 4:06
14. "Sail" (Borgore Pop the Sweating I'm Sailing Remix) 4:38
15. "Sail" (Dan the Automator Remix) 4:34
16. "Sail" (Feed Me Remix) 3:29
17. "Sail" (TDE Remix feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul) 4:00
18. "Sail" (Unlimited Gravity Remix) 5:49

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[14] Gold 40,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalog no.
United States March 15, 2011[15] Digital download Red Bull Records n/a
March 29, 2011[16] CD RBR1086
Belgium July 1, 2011[17] Digital download n/a
France
Germany
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
Belgium July 4, 2011[18] CD RBR1108
France
Germany
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
United States December 9, 2011[19] 2xLP RBR1134
Australia April 13, 2012 Digital download n/a
New Zealand
Australia May 25, 2012[20] CD Unknown
New Zealand May 28, 2012[21] Unknown
Deluxe Edition (First Issue)
Belgium January 25, 2013[22] Digital download Red Bull Records n/a
France
Germany
Netherlands
Spain
United Kingdom
Deluxe Edition (Second Issue)
Australia November 15, 2013[23] Digital download Red Bull Records n/a
United States November 19, 2013[24]
United Kingdom November 25, 2013[25]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Ramkissoon, Nikita (April 19, 2012). "Quick review: Awolnation 'Megalithic Symphony'". The Times. Times Media Group. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Trust, Gary (February 19, 2014). "Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Breaks Record For Longest Hot 100 Run". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
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