Blues of Desperation

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Blues of Desperation
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 25, 2016
GenreBlues rock
Length61:41[1]
LabelJ&R Records
ProducerRoy Weisman, Kevin Shirley
Joe Bonamassa chronology
Different Shades of Blue
(2014)
Blues of Desperation
(2016)
Black Coffee
(2018)

Blues of Desperation is the twelfth studio album by American blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. It was released on March 25, 2016 through J&R Records.

Reception[edit]

Blues of Desperation has been given a Metacritic score of 73 out of 100 based on 6 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews.[2]

The album debuted at No. 12 on Billboard 200,[3] No. 2 on Top Rock Albums,[4] and No. 1 on the Blues Albums chart,[5] selling 25,000 copies in the first week. The album has sold 68,000 copies in the United States as of August 2016.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."This Train"Joe Bonamassa, James House4:20
2."Mountain Climbing"Bonamassa, Tom Hambridge5:43
3."Drive"Bonamassa, House5:47
4."No Good Place for the Lonely"Bonamassa, Gary Nicholson8:38
5."Blues of Desperation"Bonamassa, House6:27
6."The Valley Runs Low"Bonamassa, House4:03
7."You Left Me Nothin' But the Bill and the Blues"Bonamassa, House4:10
8."Distant Lonesome Train"Bonamassa, Hambridge5:53
9."How Deep This River Runs"Bonamassa, House6:30
10."Livin' Easy"Bonamassa, Jeffrey Steele, Jerry Flowers4:37
11."What I've Known for a Very Long Time"Bonamassa5:33
Total length:61:41

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 17
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 16
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 17
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[12] 2
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[13] 15
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 22
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 3
Irish Albums (IRMA)[16] 45
Italian Albums (FIMI)[17] 17
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[18] 16
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[19] 9
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[20] 8
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[21] 9
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 3
US Billboard 200[24] 12

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[25] 129
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[26] 173
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 90

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Blues of Desperation by Joe Bonamassa". Metacritic.
  3. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. April 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "Top Rock Albums". Billboard. April 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "Top Blues Albums". Billboard. April 16, 2016.
  6. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. Archived from the original on August 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "Joe Bonamassa: Blues of Desperation" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums - SNEP (Semaine du 25 Mars)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  16. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 13, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  19. ^ http://lista.vg.no/artist/joe-bonamassa/album/blues-of-desperation/13758. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  20. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Blues of Desperation". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  24. ^ "Joe Bonamassa Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  25. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2016: Albums" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2016: Albums" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  27. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2016". swisscharts.com (in German). Retrieved 1 September 2018.