Bones (Son Lux album)

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Bones
Son Lux - Bones.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 23, 2015 (2015-06-23)[1]
GenrePost-rock[2]
Length39:11
LabelGlassnote Records
ProducerRyan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang
Son Lux chronology
Lanterns
(2013)
Bones
(2015)
Brighter Wounds
(2018)
Singles from Bones
  1. "Undone"
    Released: October 23, 2015[3]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Consequence of SoundC[6]
The Guardian3/5 stars[7]
Paste8.0/10[8]
Pitchfork7.2/10[9]
PopMatters3/10 stars[10]

Bones is the fourth studio album by Son Lux. It was released through Glassnote Records on June 23, 2015.[1] With the release of the album, members Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang joined founding member Ryan Lott, transitioning Son Lux from a solo project to a three-piece band.[11] It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart,[12] as well as number 10 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 66 based on 13 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang.

No.TitleLength
1."Breathe In"0:50
2."Change Is Everything"3:04
3."Flight"3:20
4."You Don't Know Me"3:40
5."This Time"3:50
6."I Am the Others"4:45
7."Your Day Will Come"3:22
8."Undone"4:20
9."White Lies"4:57
10."Now I Want"4:03
11."Breathe Out"3:00

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

Son Lux

  • Ryan Lott – performance, production, recording, mixing
  • Rafiq Bhatia – performance, production, recording, mixing
  • Ian Chang – performance, production, recording, mixing

Additional musicians

  • Rob Moose – violin (1, 4, 7, 9, 11), viola (1, 4, 7, 9, 11)
  • Logan Cole – upright bass (2, 6)
  • Kristin Andreassen – vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • Joy Askew – vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • Jennifer Lott – vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • Cat Martino – vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • Nina Moffitt – vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • Sarah Pedinotti – vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • Kristin Slipp – vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • Elizabeth Ziman – vocals (2, 3, 5, 10)
  • Alex Sopp – flute (3)
  • Jackson Hill – bass guitar (4, 8)
  • Hanna Benn – vocals (4, 6, 9), vocal arrangement (4, 6, 9)
  • Moses Sumney – vocals (4)
  • Liz Nistico – vocals (5), vocal arrangement (5)
  • D.M. Stith – vocals (6, 7, 8)
  • Elena Tonra – vocals (9)

Technical personnel

  • Todd Carder – additional engineering
  • Louie Diller – additional engineering
  • Igor Haefeli – additional engineering
  • Tomek Miernowski – additional engineering
  • Ephriam Nagler – additional engineering
  • Alex Overington – additional engineering
  • Chris Tabron – additional engineering
  • Pete Lyman – mastering
  • Marke Johnson – art direction, design, photography
  • Nathan Johnson – art direction, design, photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 144
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 187
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[12] 14
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[13] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hudson, Alex (March 26, 2015). "Son Lux Announces New Album: 'Bones'". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  2. ^ Solis, Jose (February 23, 2016). "And Then There Were Three: An Interview with Son Lux". PopMatters. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "Undone - EP by Son Lux". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Bones by Son Lux". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Donelson, Marcy. "Bones - Son Lux". AllMusic. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Levine, Matthew (June 15, 2015). "Son Lux – Bones". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Hutchinson, Kate (June 18, 2015). "Son Lux: Bones review – symphonic pop that proves too much to take in". The Guardian. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Danaher, Michael (June 23, 2015). "Son Lux: Bones Review". Paste. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  9. ^ Oliphint, Joel (June 23, 2015). "Son Lux: Bones". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  10. ^ Stevens, Nathan (June 22, 2015). "Son Lux: Bones". PopMatters. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Hilton, Robin (March 25, 2015). "Son Lux: New Album, New Song". NPR. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Son Lux: Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Son Lux: Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Son Lux – Bones" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Son Lux – Bones" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 26, 2018.

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