Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

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Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
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Studio album by
Released9 February 2018
Studio
Genre
Length37:00
Label
ProducerCatherine Marks, Mark Crew, The Wombats
The Wombats chronology
Glitterbug
(2015)
Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
(2018)
Singles from Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
  1. "Lemon to a Knife Fight"
    Released: 7 November 2017
  2. "Turn"
    Released: 6 December 2017
  3. "Cheetah Tongue"
    Released: 18 January 2018
  4. "Black Flamingo"
    Released: 5 February 2018

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is the fourth studio album by British rock band The Wombats. The album was released on 9 February 2018.[1] The first single from the album, "Lemon to a Knife Fight", was released on 7 November 2017. This was followed by "Turn", "Cheetah Tongue", and "Black Flamingo".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
musicOMH3/5 stars[4]
NME3/5 stars[5]
PopMatters8/10 stars[6]
The Times2/5 stars[7]

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life received mixed reviews from critics, with NME saying "there's nothing groundbreaking here, but little to be ashamed of either."[5] In a positive review, PopMatters describes the album's songs as "excellent workouts in powerful pop-rock."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Cheetah Tongue"3:39
2."Lemon to a Knife Fight"3:26
3."Turn"3:28
4."Black Flamingo"3:21
5."White Eyes"4:13
6."Lethal Combination"2:39
7."Out of My Head"3:02
8."I Only Wear Black"3:11
9."Ice Cream"3:44
10."Dip You in Honey"3:08
11."I Don't Know Why I Like You but I Do"3:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Matthew Murphy – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, production
  • Dan Haggis – drums, percussion, keyboards, guitars, backing vocals, production
  • Tord Øverland Knudsen – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, production
  • Mark Crew – production, keyboards (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Catherine Marks – production, programming (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)
  • Marius D. Hagan – guitar (track 3)
  • Kianja – vocals (track 5)
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Martin Cooke – mixing assistance
  • Nicolas Fournier – mixing assistance
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Adam 'Cecil' Bartlett – engineering
  • Rob Whiteley – engineering
  • Richie Kennedy – engineering assistance
  • Lucas Donaud – artwork, design

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 55
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 75
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[11] 67
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 39
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 19
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 57
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 3
US Billboard 200[16] 190

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album Review: The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life". Impact Nottingham. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life by The Wombats". Metacritic. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life – The Wombats – Songs, Reviews, Creditspublisher=AllMusic". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ "The Wombats: Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life". musicOMH. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "The Wombats - 'Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life' Review". NME. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b "The Wombats: Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life". PopMatters. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Pop review: The Wombats: Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life". The Times. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Wombats – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  16. ^ "The Wombats Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 February 2018.