Antisocialites

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Antisocialites
Antisocialites - Alvvays (Band) Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Alvvays
Released September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)
Studio
Genre
Length 32:36
Label Polyvinyl (US)
Royal Mountain (Canada)
Transgressive (Europe)
Inertia (Australia)
Producer Alec O'Hanley, John Congleton
Alvvays chronology
Alvvays
(2014)
Antisocialites
(2017)
Singles from Antisocialites
  1. "In Undertow"
    Released: June 6, 2017[1]
  2. "Dreams Tonite"
    Released: July 25, 2017[2]
  3. "Plimsoll Punks"
    Released: August 18, 2017[3]

Antisocialites is the second studio album by Canadian indie pop band Alvvays, released on 8 September 2017 through Polyvinyl, Royal Mountain, Transgressive and Inertia.[4][5]

Recording and production[edit]

According to frontwoman Molly Rankin, Antisocialites was recorded using a combination of Pro Tools and a TASCAM 488 8-track recorder.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[8]
The A.V. ClubB+[9]
DIY5/5 stars[10]
Exclaim!9/10[11]
Mojo3/5 stars[12]
The Observer3/5 stars[13]
Pitchfork7.3/10[14]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[15]
Uncut7/10[16]
ViceA−[17]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
Exclaim Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums of 2017
1
The Guardian The best albums of 2017
29
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2017
17
Stereogum The 50 Best Albums of 2017
31
The Ringer The Best Albums of 2017
3

The album was a shortlisted finalist for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize.[23]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Molly Rankin and Alec O'Hanley.

No.TitleLength
1."In Undertow"3:17
2."Dreams Tonite"3:16
3."Plimsoll Punks"4:50
4."Your Type"2:04
5."Not My Baby"4:16
6."Hey"2:49
7."Lollipop (Ode to Jim)"3:18
8."Already Gone"3:04
9."Saved by a Waif"2:59
10."Forget About Life"2:43
Total length:32:36

Personnel[edit]

Taken from the album liner notes.[24]

Alvvays

  • Kerri MacLellan – Farfisa, vocals
  • Brian Murphy – bass, guitar
  • Alec O'Hanley – guitars, Realistic, bass, recording, production, artwork, mixing
  • Molly Rankin – vocals, guitars, fiddle, artwork
  • Chris Dadge – drums, percussion

Additional musicians[4]

  • Moshe Fisher-Rozenberg – drums
  • Jeremy Gaudet – guitars
  • Isaac Takeuchi – cello
  • Norman Blake – glockenspiel, vocals

Technical and artwork[4]

  • John Congleton – recording, production
  • Celso Estrada – engineer
  • Tyler Karmen – engineer
  • Marta Salogni – engineer
  • Alex Gamble – engineer
  • Graham Walsh – engineer
  • Kenny Meehan – engineer
  • Matt Estep – mixing
  • Justin Nace – additional mixing
  • David Ives – mastering
  • Anthony Stewart – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[25] 36
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[26] 8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[27] 22
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 28
US Billboard 200[29] 82
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[30] 9
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[31] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alvvays A (June 6, 2017). "Alvvays – In Undertow [Official Audio]". Retrieved August 3, 2017 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Alvvays A (July 25, 2017). "Alvvays – Dreams Tonite [Official Audio]". Retrieved August 3, 2017 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Alvvays A (August 18, 2017). "Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks [Official Audio] [Official Audio]". Retrieved August 3, 2017 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ a b c "Alvvays". Alvvays. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Antisocialites". polyvinylrecords.com. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "molly from alvvays here, ready & willing to field your AMA-zingers! • r/indieheads". reddit. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  7. ^ "Antisocialites by Alvvays". Metacritic. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  8. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Antisocialites – Alvvays". AllMusic. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  9. ^ Gerardi, Matt (September 8, 2017). "Alvvays lives up to its promise on the wonderfully contradictory Antisocialites". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  10. ^ Hunt, El (September 8, 2017). "Alvvays – Antisocialites". DIY. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Hudson, Alex (September 6, 2017). "Alvvays: Antisocialites". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "Alvvays: Antisocialites". Mojo (287): 96. October 2017.
  13. ^ Empire, Kitty (September 10, 2017). "Alvvays: Antisocialites review – alluring, nuanced jangle pop". The Observer. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  14. ^ Hogan, Marc (September 7, 2017). "Alvvays: Antisocialites". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  15. ^ Dolan, Jon (September 11, 2017). "Review: Alvvays Offer Noise Candy, Pretty Visions of Escape on Second LP". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Alvvays: Antisocialites". Uncut (245): 24. October 2017.
  17. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 7, 2018). "Robert Christgau on Superorganism's Shot at Stardom". Vice. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  18. ^ Exclaim Staff (November 29, 2017). "Exclaim!'s Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, 10 to 1". Exclaim. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  19. ^ "The best albums of 2017: 50-21". The Guardian. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  20. ^ "NME's Albums of the Year 2017". NME. November 23, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  21. ^ Stereogum Staff (December 5, 2017). "The 50 Best Albums of 2017". Stereogum. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  22. ^ "The Best Albums of 2017". The Ringer. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  23. ^ "Polaris Music Prize Reveals 2018 Short List". Exclaim!, July 17, 2018.
  24. ^ https://f4.bcbits.com/img/0010852067_10.jpg
  25. ^ "On The Charts With Death From Above, Alvvays And The National". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  26. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  27. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  28. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  29. ^ "Alvvays Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  30. ^ "Alvvays Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  31. ^ "Alvvays Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2017.