People and Things

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People and Things
Cover Artwork by Patrick Concepción
Studio album by Jack's Mannequin
Released October 4, 2011 (US)
Recorded Santa Monica, California
Genre Alternative rock, piano rock
Length 40:32 (standard edition)
Label Sire
Producer Jim Scott, Rob Cavallo, and Andrew McMahon
Jack's Mannequin chronology
Dear Jack EP
(2009)
People and Things
(2011)
Live From The El Rey Theatre (2013)
Singles from People and Things
  1. "My Racing Thoughts"
    Released: August 2, 2011
  2. "Release Me"
    Released: November 11, 2011

People and Things is the third and final studio album by American rock band Jack's Mannequin. It was released through Sire Records on October 4, 2011 in the United States, where it debuted at number one on Billboard Magazine's alternative rock albums chart and at number nine on Billboard's top 200 albums chart. People and Things garnered favorable reviews and was hailed by Eric Allen of American Songwriter as "the most musically cohesive album in the band’s catalog thus far."[1] This is the last studio album by the band as they have disbanded in order for Andrew McMahon to focus more on his solo career.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 8.5/10 stars[3]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
American Songwriter 4/5 stars[1]
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (favorable)[5]
Sputnikmusic 4.0/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Andrew McMahon

No. Title Additional Writer(s) Length
1. "My Racing Thoughts"     4:19
2. "Release Me"     3:16
3. "Television"   Jaren Johnson 3:37
4. "Amy, I"   Matt Thiessen 3:33
5. "Hey Hey Hey (We're All Gonna Die)"     3:37
6. "People, Running"   Matt Thiessen 3:40
7. "Amelia Jean"     2:54
8. "Platform Fire"   Matt Thiessen 3:31
9. "Hostage"     4:27
10. "Restless Dream"     3:55
11. "Casting Lines"     3:41
Total length:
40:32
iTunes & GoMerch bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "No Man Is an Island"   3:16
13. "Ten Days Gone"   3:32
14. "Dancing with a Gun"   2:55
15. "Broken Bird"   3:33
Best Buy bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Out of It (Passenger Demonstration Tape)"   4:04
13. "Locked Doors (Transit Demonstration Tape)"   3:53
14. "Keep Rising (Passenger Demonstration Tape)"   4:05
Japanese edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Ten Days Gone"   3:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Andrew McMahon – vocals, piano, percussion, keyboards
  • Bobby Anderson – guitars, background vocals, string arrangement, bass
  • Jay McMillan – drums, percussion
  • Tim Pierce - guitars
  • Chris Chaney- bass
  • Jim Wirt - bass
  • Jamie Muhoberac - keyboards, B3
  • Phil Parlapiano - B3
  • Patrick Warren - keyboards, arranging
  • Jim Scott - anvil
  • Brandi Carlile - background vocals
  • Marisa Kuney - violin
  • Jeanie Lim - viola
  • Mary Ginger Murphy - cello

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eric Allen (October 13, 2011). "Jack's Mannequin: People and Things". American Songwriter. 
  2. ^ "Critic Reviews for People and Things - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Thomas Nassiff. "Jack's Mannequin - People and Things". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  4. ^ Andrew Leahey (2011-10-03). "Jack's Mannequin - People and Things". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  5. ^ Megan Rozell (2011-10-08). "Music Review: Jack Mannequin - People and Things". Seattle PI. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  6. ^ Steve M. (2011-10-03). "Jack's Mannequin - People and Things". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-13.