Black Light (Groove Armada album)

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This article is about the Groove Armada album. For other albums with similar titles, see Black Light (disambiguation).
Black Light
Groove Armada - 2010 - Black Light.jpg
Studio album by Groove Armada
Released 29 January 2010
Recorded 2009
Length 52:46
Label Cooking Vinyl
Producer Groove Armada
Groove Armada chronology
Soundboy Rock
(2007)
Black Light
(2010)
White Light
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
BBC Music positive[2]
MusicOMH 3/5 stars[3]
NME 6/10[4]
NU.nl 6/10 stars[5]
PopMatters 7/10[6]
Slant 4/5 stars[7]
URB 4.5/5 stars[8]

Black Light is the sixth studio album by the London electronic duo Groove Armada. Black Light combines the more mainstream-oriented sound of its predecessor, Soundboy Rock, with the rock spirit of Lovebox,[citation needed] and the band makes use of 1980s synthesizers for the first time.[citation needed] The album is influenced by David Bowie, Bronski Beat, Fleetwood Mac, Gary Numan, New Order and Roxy Music.[9]

The vocal collaborations on the album include Bryan Ferry, Fenech-Soler, Jess Larrabee, Nick Littlemore, Saint Saviour and Will Young.

The album received a nomination for the 53rd Grammy Awards in the category Best Electronic/Dance Album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Look Me in the Eye Sister" (featuring Jess Larrabee) 4:07
2. "Fall Silent" (featuring Nick Littlemore) 4:35
3. "Just for Tonight" (featuring Jess Larrabee) 4:05
4. "Not Forgotten" (featuring Nick Littlemore) 5:34
5. "I Won't Kneel" (featuring Saint Saviour) 4:36
6. "Cards to Your Heart" (featuring Nick Littlemore) 5:35
7. "Paper Romance" (featuring Fenech-Soler & Saint Saviour) 6:19
8. "Warsaw" (featuring Nick Littlemore) 4:04
9. "Shameless" (featuring Bryan Ferry) 4:48
10. "Time & Space" (featuring Saint Saviour & Jess Larrabee) 4:53
11. "History" (featuring Will Young) 4:10

North American edition[edit]

Singles[edit]

Single Release date
"I Won't Kneel" 23 November 2009
"Paper Romance" 22 February 2010
"Look Me in the Eye Sister"/"Just for Tonight" 3 May 2010
"History" (featuring Will Young) 30 August 2010

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 97
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 71
Irish Albums (IRMA)[17] 47
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[18] 23
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 26
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[20] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "allmusicguide review". 
  2. ^ "BBC Music review". 
  3. ^ "MusicOMH review". 
  4. ^ "NME review". 
  5. ^ Oitmann, Pierre. "Review: Black Light". NU.nl. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "PopMatters review". 
  7. ^ "Slant Magazine review". 
  8. ^ "URB review". 
  9. ^ Andy Cato quote Retrieved 21 November 2009
  10. ^ "Groove Armada – Black Light;". Discogs. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "iTunes – Music – Black Light by Groove Armada;". iTunes Britain. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "iTunes – Music – Black Light by Groove Armada;". iTunes USA. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "iTunes – Music – Black Light (Deluxe Edition) by Groove Armada;". iTunes USA. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Groove Armada – Black Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Groove Armada – Black Light" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Groove Armada – Black Light" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  17. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 9, 2010". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Groove Armada – Black Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Groove Armada | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  20. ^ "Groove Armada – Chart history" Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Groove Armada. Retrieved 14 July 2016.

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