A Wasteland Companion

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A Wasteland Companion
M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion.jpg
Studio album by M. Ward
Released April 6, 2012
Length 36:47
Label Merge Records, Bella Union, Spunk Records
Producer M. Ward
M. Ward chronology
Hold Time
(2009)
A Wasteland Companion
(2012)
More Rain
(2016)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 6.3/10[2]
NME 7/10[3]
Under The Gun Review 8/10 [4]

A Wasteland Companion is the seventh studio album from M. Ward, released in Australia and New Zealand on April 6, 2012; in the United Kingdom on April 9, 2012; and in the United States on April 10, 2012. A Wasteland Companion is the follow-up to his 2009 album Hold Time.

A Wasteland Companion was recorded in eight studios in the United States and the United Kingdom.[5][6][7] M. Ward promoted the new album on his 2012 European and American tour, March 20 to May 24.[8][9]

The album garnered a rating of 75 out of 100 from critics as compiled by Metacritic.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Clean Slate" - 2:51
  2. "Primitive Girl" - 3:10 (Includes a 55-second secret song at 2:15)
  3. "Me and My Shadow" - 2:36
  4. "Sweetheart" - 3:31
  5. "I Get Ideas" - 2:39
  6. "The First Time I Ran Away" - 3:17
  7. "A Wasteland Companion" - 2:54
  8. "Watch the Show" - 3:40
  9. "There's a Key" - 2:57
  10. "Crawl After You" - 3:41
  11. "Wild Goose" - 2:35
  12. "Pure Joy" - 2:57[11]
  • Total Length: 36:47

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 33
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[13] 51
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 35
US Billboard 200[15] 21
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[16] 9
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[17] 16
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[18] 5
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[19] 10
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[20] 4
US Vinyl Albums (Billboard)[21] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/a-wasteland-companion/m-ward
  2. ^ Maddux, Rachael (2012-04-10). "M. Ward: A Wasteland Companion". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  3. ^ Catling, Simon (2012-04-05). "M Ward - 'A Wasteland Companion'". NME. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  4. ^ "REVIEW: M. Ward: 'A Wasteland Companion'". Under the Gun Review. March 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Merge Records Store". Mergerecords.com. 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  6. ^ Andrew Tijs (2012-03-27). "M. Ward Prepares His Sixth Album A Wasteland Companion | New Music | Music News". Noise11. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  7. ^ Courtright, Nick (2012-03-06). "Merry Christmas, Wasteland Companion: An Interview with M. Ward of She & Him, Monsters of Folk, and Himself". Austinist. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  8. ^ Steve Appleford (2012-03-11). "M. Ward Brings Songs from 'A Wasteland Companion' to KCRW | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120306190934/http://www.mwardmusic.com/shows.html. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "A Wasteland Companion - M. Ward". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  11. ^ Thompson, Stephen (2012-03-25). "First Listen: M. Ward, 'A Wasteland Companion'". NPR. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion". Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "M. Ward – Chart history" Billboard 200 for M. Ward.
  16. ^ "M. Ward – Chart history" Billboard Top Alternative Albums for M. Ward.
  17. ^ "M. Ward – Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for M. Ward.
  18. ^ "M. Ward – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for M. Ward.
  19. ^ "M. Ward – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for M. Ward.
  20. ^ "M. Ward – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for M. Ward.
  21. ^ "M. Ward – Chart history" Billboard Vinyl Albums for M. Ward.