All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell

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All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
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Studio album by PVRIS
Released August 25, 2017
Recorded 2016–2017
Length 42:56
Label Rise
Producer
  • Blake Harnage
  • Lyndsey Gunnulfsen
PVRIS chronology
White Noise
(2014)
All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
(2017)
Singles from All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
  1. "Heaven"
    Released: April 30, 2017
  2. "What's Wrong"
    Released: June 13, 2017
  3. "Anyone Else"
    Released: August 23, 2017

All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell is the second album by American rock band PVRIS. It was released August 25, 2017.[1] The first single "Heaven" was released April 30, 2017.[2]

Background[edit]

On July 27, 2016, Lynn Gunn posted a photo on her Twitter showing 45 songs that had been written for the band's second album.[3] PVRIS played their last show of 2016 at Summer Sonic Osaka on August 21.[4][better source needed] After this they went to the city of Utica in upstate New York to record their second album in a supposedly haunted church turned record studio.[5] On February 13, 2017, PVRIS confirmed on a post on their Facebook page that the album was done being recorded.[6] On February 17, 2017, PVRIS updated all of their social media platforms with a new theme as well as a post with the roman numerals "II XX XVII" or 2 20 17.[7] On February 20 they announced a small European tour.[8][better source needed] Lynn Gunn then proceeded to tweet out, "Oh my loves, can't you see? The new era has just begun."[9] She also confirmed that fans would get to hear some new songs on the European tour. On May 4, and May 5, 2017, PVRIS performed in London as a part of their European tour and previewed the song "Half" for the first time as a part of their new album. The song was later released as the first promotional single from the album on July 14, 2017. "Winter" was subsequently released on August 3, 2017, as the second promotional single.

Release[edit]

On May 1, All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell was initially announced for release on August 4. However, on July 18, the release was pushed back to August 25 due to "last minute production tweaks".

Singles[edit]

On April 30, 2017, PVRIS premiered the single "Heaven" from the album on BBC's Radio 1 Rock Show.[2][10]

On June 13, PVRIS premiered "What's Wrong" on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show as the second single from the album.

On August 23, PVRIS released their presumed third single of their album “Anyone Else” by promoting it on their social media.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Alternative Press4.5/5 stars[11]
London Evening Standard3/5 stars[12]
NME4/5 stars[13]
Q4/5 stars[14]
Rock Sound8/10[15]

All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell received critical acclaim from music critics. At review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has an average score of 86 out of 100, based on 7 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[16] Before release, Alternative Press included the album on their list of the most anticipated albums of the year.[17] George Garner of Q said the album "marks an intensification of that latent darkness and musical expansiveness" as heard on White Noise.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Heaven"4:14
2."Half"4:30
3."Anyone Else"4:36
4."What's Wrong"4:59
5."Walk Alone"5:13
6."Same Soul"3:47
7."Winter"3:47
8."No Mercy"3:59
9."Separate"4:19
10."Nola 1"3:39
Total length:42:56

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[18]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[19] 12
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[20]
[21]
51
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 80
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[23] 45
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[24] 81
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[25] 97
Irish Albums (IRMA)[26] 21
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[27] 1
Scottish Albums (OCC)[28] 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 71
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 4
US Billboard 200[31] 41
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[32] 4
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[33] 4

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ "PVRIS Announce New Album, 'All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell'". Rock Sound. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Listen to PVRIS' New Song, 'Heaven'". Rock Sound. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "LANEGŌØN on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ "PVRIS Concert Setlists". setlist.fm. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  5. ^ "PVRIS to record new album in allegedly "haunted" church – News – Alternative Press". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  6. ^ "PVRIS Daily on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ "LANEGŌØN on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ "PVRIS on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ "LANEGŌØN on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  10. ^ https://www.rocksound.tv/news/read/pvris-announce-new-album-all-we-know-of-heaven-all-we-need-of-hell
  11. ^ Maria Sherman (24 August 2017). "PVRIS All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell". NME. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  12. ^ Rick Pearson (25 August 2017). "PVRIS - All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell review". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  13. ^ Anita Bhagwandas (24 August 2017). "PVRIS - 'All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell' Review". NME. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Garner 2017, p. 115
  15. ^ McLaughlin 2017, p. 82
  16. ^ All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell by PVRIS, retrieved 2017-09-08 
  17. ^ "The 14 most anticipated albums for the rest of 2017". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2017. 
  18. ^ All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell (Booklet). PVRIS. Rise. 2017. RR378-2. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Austriancharts.at – PVRIS – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  21. ^ http://oe3.orf.at/charts/stories/2602614/
  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – PVRIS – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  23. ^ "PVRIS Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  24. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – PVRIS – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  25. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – PVRIS – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  26. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 1 September 2017". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved September 2, 2017. 
  27. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – PVRIS – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  30. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  31. ^ "PVRIS Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  32. ^ "PVRIS Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  33. ^ "PVRIS Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2017.

Sources

  • Garner, George (September 2017). Kessler, Ted, ed. "Review". Q. London: Bauer Media Group. ISSN 0955-4955. 
  • McLaughlin, David (Summer 2017). McLaughlin, David, ed. "Reviews". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (229). ISSN 1465-0185.