Omens (album)

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Omens
Studio album by 3OH!3
Released June 18, 2013
Recorded 2012-2013
Genre
Length 38:16
Label
3OH!3 chronology
Streets of Gold
(2010)
Omens
(2013)
Singles from Omens
  1. "You're Gonna Love This"
    Released: July 10, 2012
  2. "Youngblood"
    Released: November 13, 2012
  3. "Do or Die"
    Released: December 18, 2012
  4. "Back to Life"
    Released: March 5, 2013
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 55/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Omens is the fourth studio album by American electronic duo 3OH!3. The album was released on June 18, 2013.[4] The album debuted at number 81 on the Billboard 200 chart selling 5,423 copies in its first week.

Singles[edit]

The first single "You're Gonna Love This" was released on July 10, 2012 and the music video was released on September 15, 2012[5][6] The second single "Youngblood" was released on November 13, 2012 and a video was released on November 14, 2012[7][8] The third single "Do or Die" was released on iTunes on December 18, 2012[9] The fourth single "Back to Life" was released on March 5, 2013 and the music video was released on the same day.[10][11]

Critical reception[edit]

Upon its release, Omens received mixed reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average out of 100 from ratings and reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average of 55, indicating "mixed or average reviews", based on 4 reviews. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times described the album "clangorous", while highlighting the album's "puerile" material.[12] In a negative review, Nick Catucci of Rolling Stone claims that the album contains "stale references", while highlighting the song "Two Girlfriends", in which Catucci claimed the song "took its inspiration from the Beastie Boys".[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Omens"   3OH!3 1:37
2. "Eyes Closed"   3OH!3, Jukebox 4:40
3. "You're Gonna Love This"   3OH!3 3:31
4. "Black Hole"   3OH!3 3:28
5. "Make It Easy"   3OH!3 3:58
6. "Youngblood"   3OH!3, Greg Kurstin 3:23
7. "Live for the Weekend"   3OH!3 3:53
8. "Back to Life"   3OH!3, Kurstin 3:45
9. "Hungover"   3OH!3, SILAS 4:07
10. "Two Girlfriends"   3OH!3 2:55
11. "Do or Die"   3OH!3, Joseph Trapanese 3:59
Total length:
38:16

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Omens Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ Collar, Matt. "Omens - 3OH!3". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  3. ^ Catucci, Nick (2013-06-18). "3OH!3, Omens". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Omens: 3oh!3: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  5. ^ "3OH!3 - You're Gonna Love This [Official Video". YouTube. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - You're Gonna Love This - Single by 3OH!3". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  7. ^ "3OH!3 - YOUNGBLOOD". YouTube. 2012-11-14. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Youngblood - Single by 3OH!3". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - Do or Die - Single by 3OH!3". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  10. ^ "3OH!3 - "BACK TO LIFE" (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - Back to Life - Single by 3OH!3". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  12. ^ Caramanica, Jon (June 18, 2013). "New Albums by 3OH!3 and Falling in Reverse - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  13. ^ Catucci, Nick (June 18, 2013). "3OH!3 Omens Album Review - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ "3OH!3 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for 3OH!3.