Albatross (Big Wreck album)

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Albatross
Albatross (Big Wreck album).jpg
Studio album by Big Wreck
Released March 6, 2012 (CAN)
February 19, 2013 (US)
Genre Rock
Length 49:29
Label Anthem, Warner Music Canada
Producer Ian Thornley, Nick Raskulinecz, Eric Ratz
Big Wreck chronology
The Pleasure and the Greed
(2001)The Pleasure and the Greed2001
Albatross
(2012)
Ghosts
(2014)Ghosts2014
Singles from Albatross
  1. "Albatross"
    Released: November 21, 2011
  2. "Wolves"
    Released: 2012
  3. "A Million Days"
    Released: 2012

Albatross is the third studio album by Canadian rock band Big Wreck. It is the band's first album since their 2001 release The Pleasure and the Greed, and the first without original members Dave Henning and Forrest Williams. The album was released on March 6, 2012.[1] The lead single and title track of the album, "Albatross", was released on November 21, 2011. On March 26, the band released a music video of the album's second single, "Wolves".[2]

In 2012, the album won the CASBY Award for "Favourite New Album".[3] The album was nominated for Rock Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards.[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Albatross debuted at #5 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[7] This is the highest position ever for any album by Big Wreck or Ian Thornley on that chart. The album also peaked at #25 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Head Together" 3:54
2. "A Million Days" 4:25
3. "Wolves" 4:13
4. "Albatross" 4:14
5. "Glass Room" 4:57
6. "All is Fair" 5:08
7. "Control" 6:35
8. "Rest of the World" 2:51
9. "You Caught My Eye" 5:29
10. "Do What You Will" 3:37
11. "Time" 4:06

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Wreck Return with 'Albatross'". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Exclusive: New Big Wreck video for 'Wolves' (watch!)". InMusic. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "102.1 the Edge - The CASBY Awards". 102.1 The Edge. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Awards". junoawards.ca. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ "Big Wreck: Albatross". PopMatters. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Canadian Albums - Week of March 24, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Big Wreck - Chart history – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 3, 2013.