Andy Grammer (album)

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Andy Grammer
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Studio album by Andy Grammer
Released June 14, 2011
Recorded 2010–11
Genre
Length 40:16
Label S-Curve Records
Producer
Andy Grammer chronology
Andy Grammer
(2011)
Magazines or Novels
(2014)
Singles from Andy Grammer
  1. "Keep Your Head Up"
    Released: February 24, 2011
  2. "Fine by Me"
    Released: December 2011
  3. "Miss Me"
    Released: September 8, 2012

Andy Grammer is the self-titled debut album from American recording artist Andy Grammer. It was released on June 14, 2011, via S-Curve Records. The album was preceded by the platinum-certified single "Keep Your Head Up", which was released on February 24, 2011.

It was produced by Matt Wallace (Maroon 5), Matt Radosevich, Dave Katz, and Sam Hollander (Gym Class Heroes), and peaked at #105 on the US Billboard 200 chart as well as #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.

Background[edit]

Grammer was "fully involved in the creative process" of the album. He prefers to write songs on his own, but making the album allowed him to work with other writers as well.[1]

Singles[edit]

"Keep Your Head Up" was released in February 2011, and reached #53 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video for the single gained considerable buzz due to a "Choose Your Own Adventure"-esque option with VEVO.[2] The song was later certified platinum by RIAA. It was later featured in the 2012 film Pitch Perfect.

The album's second single was "Fine by Me" was released in December 2011, and peaked at #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.[3] with the music video premiering in February 2012.

The third single "Miss Me" was released to Adult Contemporary stations only, with a music video premiering on September 8, 2012.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B[6]

William Ruhlmann, of Allmusic, rated the album with three and a half stars out of five.[7] Ruhlmann comments that the music lightly borrows from hip-hop music and has a rap music influence. He also said that Grammer's music leans toward a female audience, usually directing himself to a significant other and singing words of encouragement and affection.[7] Tanner Stransky gave the album a B from a scale of A+ to E, stating that the album sounded "like a mash-up of Jason Mraz, Michael Bublé, and John Legend. It's all easily listenable, if scarcely original."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep Your Head Up"   Andy Grammer 3:10
2. "Fine by Me"  
2:52
3. "Slow"  
  • Andy Grammer
  • Barrett Yeretsian
3:55
4. "You Should Know Better"  
  • Andy Grammer
  • Boots Ottestad
3:23
5. "Lunatic"   Andy Grammer 3:03
6. "Miss Me"  
  • Andy Grammer
  • Boots Ottestad
3:41
7. "The Pocket"   Andy Grammer 3:53
8. "Ladies"   Andy Grammer 3:32
9. "Love Love Love (Let You Go)"   Andy Grammer 3:41
10. "Build Me a Girl"  
  • Andy Grammer
  • Jamie Hartman
  • Phil Bentley
3:11
11. "Biggest Man in Los Angeles"   Andy Grammer 3:55

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 105
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[9] 1

References[edit]