2Cellos (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 10, 2011
RecordedMay, 2011
StudioMorris Studio, Zagreb[1]
GenreCello rock, classical crossover
LabelSony Masterworks
ProducerMiroslav Vidović
2Cellos chronology
Singles from 2Cellos
  1. "Smooth Criminal"
  2. "Welcome to the Jungle"
  3. "Hurt"

2Cellos is the self-titled debut studio album by Croatian cello duo, 2Cellos. It was released on June 10, 2011, worldwide, through Sony Masterworks. The album peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Top Classical Albums chart.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Chad Grischow of IGN Music called the duo's Nirvana cover "astonishing" and the U2 covers "nothing short of magical." However, he was unimpressed by "The Resistance," and wrote that "'Viva La Vida' is too obvious a choice" for their debut album.[3]

Ultimate-Guitar.com, commented on the album's choice of songs as "eclectic ... but the cellists handle a good number of genres easily." The site attributed the album's quality to the fact that the "duo's approach to the majority of the songs is more about texture or a percussive quality ... against flashy, over-the-top tracks."[4]

Allmusic's review noted that the cellists "have created an inventive first offering, with unique and innovative arrangements, that deserves to transcend their YouTube beginnings" and praises their musical talents "which seem to produce sounds from a cello that otherwise wouldn't seem possible."[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."Where the Streets Have No Name"U2Šulić, Hauser4:02
2."Misirlou (theme from Pulp Fiction)"Dick DaleŠulić, Hauser2:13
3."Use Somebody"Kings of LeonŠulić, Hauser3:27
4."Smooth Criminal"Michael JacksonŠulić, Hauser4:05
5."Fragile"StingŠulić, Hauser3:26
6."The Resistance"MuseŠulić, Hauser3:49
7."Hurt"Nine Inch NailsŠulić, Hauser4:29
8."Welcome to the Jungle"Guns N' RosesŠulić, Hauser3:08
9."Human Nature"Porcaro, BettisŠulić, Hauser2:47
10."Viva La Vida"ColdplayŠulić, Hauser3:41
11."Smells Like Teen Spirit"NirvanaŠulić, Hauser2:50
12."With or Without You"U2Šulić, Hauser4:51
iTunes bonus track
13."Fields of Gold"StingŠulić, Hauser2:54
Japanese deluxe edition
13."Fields of Gold"StingŠulić, Hauser2:54
14."Welcome to the Jungle" (Live in Tokyo)Guns N' RosesŠulić, Hauser 
15."Human Nature" (Live in Tokyo)Steve Porcaro, John BettisŠulić, Hauser 
16."Smooth Criminal" (Live in Tokyo)Michael JacksonŠulić, Hauser 


Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s) Notes
"Smooth Criminal" 2011 Kristijan Burlović Filmed in Pula, Croatia.
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Hurt" 2012 Filmed in Rakalj, Croatia.

Release history[edit]

Regions Dates Format(s) Label(s) Edition(s)
Worldwide June 10, 2011[17] digital download Sony Standard
July 19, 2011[18] CD
Japan April 25, 2012[19] Sony Japan Deluxe


Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2012 Porin Best International Album 2Cellos Won [20]
Best International Song "Smooth Criminal" Won


  1. ^ "2Cellos – 2Cellos". discogs.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "2Cellos Album & Song Chart History" Billboard
  3. ^ Grischow, Chad (22 July 2011). "Indie Music Watch". IGN. Archived from the original on 24 December 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "2CELLOS Review". Ultimate-Guitar.com. Retrieved 6 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "2 Cellos". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b c 2Cellos - Music Charts (acharts.us)
  7. ^ "2Cellos u kratkom posjetu" (in Croatian). Index. Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  8. ^ "Top kombiniranih – tjedan 51. 2011" (in Croatian). Hrvatska Diskografska Udruga. Archived from the original on 2012-08-22. Retrieved 3 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "2Cellos Album & Song Chart History" Billboard.
  10. ^ a b 2Cellos | Awards (allmusic.com)
  11. ^ 2Cellos - Chart history (billboard.com)
  12. ^ "2Cellos Album & Song Chart History" Billboard.
  13. ^ Japanese Albums Chart (oricon.co.jp)
  14. ^ a b c Glee Cast and 2Cellos - Smooth Criminal (acharts.us)
  15. ^ "Hauser & Šulić spremaju koncertni spektakl" (in Croatian). tportal.hr.
  16. ^ 2Cellos - Chart history (billboard.com)
  17. ^ 2Cellos - 2CELLOS (itunes.apple.com)
  18. ^ 2Cellos - 2Cellos (Sulic & Hauser) (amazon.com)
  19. ^ 2Cellos Japanese Deluxe Edition (billboard-japan.com)
  20. ^ "2Cellos primili osvojene Porine" (in Croatian). dulist.hr. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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