Something (Chairlift album)

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Something
Studio album by Chairlift
Released January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
Genre Indietronica, dream pop, new wave
Label Columbia, Young Turks (UK)
Producer Dan Carey and Alan Moulder
Chairlift chronology
Does You Inspire You
(2008)
Something
(2012)

Something is the second full-length album by American indie band Chairlift, released in the United States via Columbia Records on January 24, 2012,[1] and in the United Kingdom via Young Turks on January 23, 2012.[2] The first album since founding member Aaron Pfenning left the band in 2010, Something features production from Dan Carey and Alan Moulder.[3] The first single, "Amanaemonesia", was released in August 2011 via Terrible Records.[4] In March, 2012, an interactive video for "Met Before" was released. The video, directed by Jordan Fish, allows the viewer to determine the direction the main character takes.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sidewalk Safari"   3:50
2. "Wrong Opinion"   5:06
3. "I Belong in Your Arms"   3:27
4. "Take It Out On Me"   3:54
5. "Ghost Tonight"   3:07
6. "Cool as a Fire"   3:58
7. "Amanaemonesia"   5:00
8. "Met Before"   2:54
9. "Frigid Spring"   3:49
10. "Turning"   3:00
11. "Guilty as Charged"   3:34

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Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The 405 (8/10)[7]
The A.V. Club (A-)[8]
Boston Phoenix 3.5/4 stars [9]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[10]
Electric Banana 3/5 stars[11]
Glide Magazine 4.5/5 stars[12]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[13]
NME (7/10)[14]
Pitchfork (8/10)[15]
PopMatters (7/10)[16]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars [17]
Spin (7/10)[18]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars(great)[19]

Something has been well received by music critics. In its first week, Something reached #184 on the Billboard 200 chart and #5 on the Top Heatseekers chart.[20]

The album was listed 9th on Stereogum's list of top 50 albums of 2012.[21]

Singles[edit]

  • "Amanaemonesia"[22]
  • "Sidewalk Safari"[2]
  • "Met Before"[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Hudson (October 13, 2011). "Chairlift announce sophomore album". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  2. ^ a b Michael Cragg (October 20, 2011). "New Music: Chairlift - Sidewalk Safari". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  3. ^ Laura Studarus (October 13, 2011). "Chairlift Announce New Album, "Something"". Under the Radar. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  4. ^ Natasha Moningka (September 7, 2011). "Watch: Chairlift’s "Amanaemonesia" Music Video". Under the Radar. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  5. ^ a b Michael Cragg (March 2, 2012). "New music: Chairlift – Met Before". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Chairlift Something CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  7. ^ Tom Jowett (January 20, 2012). "Chairlift-Something". The 405. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  8. ^ Chris Martins (January 30, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  9. ^ http://thephoenix.com/Boston/music/132580-chairlift-something/
  10. ^ Paul De Revere (January 20, 2012). "Album Review: Chairlift – Something". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  11. ^ Pete Huxley (January 21, 2012). "Chairlift – Something". Electric Banana. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  12. ^ Jeffrey Taylor (January 20, 2012). "CD Review: Chairlift Something". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  13. ^ Martyn Young (January 23, 2012). "Chairlift - Something". musicOMH. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  14. ^ "Chairlift - 'Something'". NME. January 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  15. ^ Matthew Perpetua (January 20, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  16. ^ Matt James (February 2, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  17. ^ "Slant review". 
  18. ^ Dan Weiss (January 2012). "Chairlift 'Something'". Spin. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  19. ^ Tom Monaghan (January 22, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  20. ^ "Something - Chairlift". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  21. ^ http://stereogum.com/1210661/stereogums-top-50-albums-of-2012/franchises/listomania/
  22. ^ Chris Coplan (October 13, 2011). "Chairlift readies Something for sophomore album". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2011-10-16.