Accelerate (Peter Andre album)

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Accelerate
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Studio album by
Released1 November 2010
Recorded2009–2010
GenrePop, R&B
Length37:48
LabelConehead Management Ltd
Peter Andre chronology
Unconditional: Love Songs
(2010)
Accelerate
(2010)
Angels & Demons
(2012)
Singles from Accelerate
  1. "Defender"
    Released: 24 October 2010
  2. "Perfect Night"
    Released: 2 July 2011

Accelerate is the seventh album released by British singer-songwriter Peter Andre.[1]

Background[edit]

The album was released on 1 November 2010, preceded by the lead single, Defender. To create a fresh & uniquely British sounding record, Peter enlisted the help of modern music producers Taio Cruz, Guy Chambers & Labrinth, as well as the emerging talents of Dantae Johnson & Marcus Jay, who collectively wrote & produced a large portion of the album. The album features ten tracks as standard – however, two supermarkets are offering retailer-exclusive editions of the album, each packaged with one different bonus track and poster per supermarket. Thus, fans are encouraged to find and collect both versions of the album.[1] The album peaked at No. 10 on the UK Albums Chart, with sales of over 125,000 copies. The album's second single, "Perfect Night", was confirmed for release on 2 July 2011. The video premiered on 9 June 2011.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Jon O'Brien awarded the album 3.5 stars stating "The synth-heavy uptempo tracks "Kiss and Tell" and "After the Love" are reminiscent of Jay Sean's transatlantic club anthems, "XLR8" and "Under My Skin" echo the funk-pop of Justin Timberlake's last effort, while there are songs co-penned by the likes of chart-toppers Labyrinth and Taio Cruz. Only lead single "Defender," an homage to Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation," harks back to the formulaic, watered-down R&B of his previous work. Even the ballads, usually the nadir of any Peter Andre album, are dragged kicking and screaming into the new decade, thanks to the clattering beats of the Ryan Tedder-inspired "Perfect Night" and the Ne-Yo-esque seductive slow jams, "Wondergirl" and "Prisoner." Without the baggage of his naff early singles and tabloid headlines, Accelerate would undoubtedly earn more credibility and acclaim than it will inevitably receive.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."XLR8"
  • Johnson
  • Burnett
3:31
2."Defender"
  • Andre
  • Johnson
  • Nait Rawknait Masuku
  • Johnson
  • Masuku
3:12
3."Under My Skin"
  • Andre
  • Pete 'Boxsta' Martin
  • Tim Woodcock
  • Warren Askew
Martin3:12
4."Perfect Night"Martin3:52
5."After the Love"
  • Andre
  • Johnson
  • Askew
  • Marcus Jay
  • Graham Stokes
  • Johnson
  • Jay
3:48
6."Wondergirl"
  • Martin
  • Jay
  • Perry
3:56
7."Kiss & Tell"
  • Andre
  • Johnson
  • Jay
  • Johnson
  • Jay
3:59
8."Prisoner (DOA)"Martin3:38
9."Cry in Public"Martin3:36
10."Mercy on Me"
  • Andre
  • Jack Vasilliou
  • Laura Vasilliou
Jack Vasilliou5:00

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak position
European Top 100 Albums[3] 36
Scottish Albums Chart[4] 20
UK Album Charts[5] 10
UK Download Chart[6] 6
UK Independent Chart[7] 1

Certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
United Kingdom BPI 125,000 Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] Archived 8 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b O'Brien, J. Allmusic Review accessed 16 February 2011
  3. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/european-albums?tag=relcharts
  4. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/20101107/40/
  5. ^ "Official UK Albums Top 100 – 22nd October 2011". Official Charts. Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  6. ^ "UK Album Downloads Top 40 – 22nd October 2011". Official Charts. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Independent Albums Top 40 – 22nd October 2011 Independent Albums Chart". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 19 October 2011.