No Plan B (Carman album)

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No Plan B
Studio album by Carman
Released May 27, 2014 (2014-05-27)
Genre CCM, Christian AC, gospel, Christian rock, praise & worship
Length 46:39
Label Norway Avenue
Producer Carman Licciardello, Tre' Corely, Tedd T
Carman chronology
Instrument of Praise
(2007)
No Plan B
(2014)

No Plan B is the 22nd album by the Christian musician Carman. It was released on May 27, 2014 by Norway Avenue Records. This album was produced by Carman Licciardello, Tre' Corely and Tedd T. The album peaked at No. 66 on the Billboard 200, and at No. 3 on the Christian Albums charts.

Background[edit]

This album was produced by Carman Licciardello, Tre' Corely and Tedd T. It was released on May 27, 2014 through Norway Avenue Records. The album marked the 22nd album for his career.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
365 Days of Inspiring Media 4/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine 4/5 stars[2]
CM Addict 4/5 stars[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 2.5/5 stars[4]
3/5 stars[5]
Jesus Wired 8/10 stars[6]

No Plan B met with generally positive reception from music critics. At CCM Magazine, Andy Argyrakis rated the album four stars out of five, remarking how Carman "returns with a bang".[2] Kelcey Wixtrom of CM Addict rated the album four stars out of five, indicating how "these upbeat, intensive combinations are a change worth exploring!"[3] At 365 Days of Inspiring Media, Jonathan Andre rated the album four stars out of five, commenting that "Even if his new album doesn't chart well when stacked against today's popular artists, No Plan B still has something great about it" because it is one of his "most unique albums".[1]

At Jesus Freak Hideout, Mark Rice rated the album two-and-a-half stars out of five, noting how "No Plan B is undoubtedly a charming and nostalgic record, but unfortunately, its charm and nostalgia is founded in a sound that is in the past for a reason."[4] Matthew Morris of Jesus Freak Hideout rated the album three stars out of five, highlighting how the release is stereotypical Carman doing what he does best, yet says "Therein lies the problem with No Plan B."[5] At Jesus Wired, Jessica Morris rated the album and eight out of ten stars, illustrating how on "No Plan B Carman is still as bold and uncompromising as ever."[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

For the Billboard charting week of June 14, 2014, No Plan B was the No. 15 most sold album in the Christian Albums market. During its second week on the chart, the album was the No. 66 best selling album in the entirety of the United States via the Billboard 200, and it was the No. 3 best selling of Christian Albums. This occurred for the charting week of June 21, 2014.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Carman Licciardello

Tracklist
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "No Plan B"     3:40
2. "Time 2 P.T.L."     3:28
3. "I'm Coming Home"     3:58
4. "God Made Man" (featuring Jim Labriola)   4:08
5. "Peace of the Lord" (featuring Hope Loftis)   4:00
6. "Jesus Heal Me"     5:20
7. "It's All in His Hands"     3:57
8. "Another Day"     3:23
9. "Yes, Yes"     3:28
10. "I Did My Best"     2:20
11. "That's My King/Radically Saved"     5:36
12. "The Flag"     3:21
Total length:
46:39

Chart performance[edit]

Album
Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 66
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[8] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (June 1, 2014). "Carman – No Plan B". 365 Days of Inspiring Media. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Argyrakis, Andy (June 1, 2014). "Carman: No Plan B". CCM Magazine. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Wixtrom, Kelcey (June 13, 2014). "Review of No Plan B by Carman". CM Addict. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Rice, Mark (May 26, 2014). "Carman, "No Plan B" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Morris, Matthew (May 20, 2014). "Carman, "No Plan B" Review: Second Staff Opinion". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Morris, Jessica (May 26, 2014). ""No Plan B" For Christian Music Trailblazer Carman On Masterful New Album". Jesus Wired. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Carman Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Carman. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "Carman Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Christian Albums for Carman. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 14, 2014.