Civil Twilight (album)

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Civil Twilight
Civil Twilight (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released13 March 2010 (2010-03-13)
GenreIndie rock, alternative rock
ProducerCivil Twilight, Noel Golden, Michael Carney
Civil Twilight chronology
Civil Twilight
Holy Weather
Singles from Civil Twilight
  1. "Letters from the Sky"
    Released: 17 July 2010
  2. "Human"
    Released: 30 September 2010

Civil Twilight is the debut studio album of Civil Twilight. It was officially released 6 April 2010 in South Africa and on 13 April 2010 in the United States and United Kingdom. It features many alternative rock and classical influences. Many have drawn parallels between the band's debut and the early work of U2 along with Muse. Steven McKellar's vocals have been compared to that of Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jeff Buckley.[1] During its original independent release by the band in 2007, the album was originally titled Human.[2]


Letters from the Sky was the first single to be released from this album. It reached number 7 on Billboard Alternative Songs chart. It also reached number 25 on the Rock Songs chart. It is their best charting single to date on that chart.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Consequence of Sound4/5 stars

Civil Twilight received general acclaim from those who reviewed it, with three main reviewers giving positive ratings.

Commercial performance[edit]

Civil Twilight charted at number 16 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Its first single, Letters from the Sky, peaked at number 7 on the Alternative Songs chart and at number 25 on the Rock Songs chart. The song went on to be used in many different media promotions, including a promo for the 2011 NBC sci-fi television drama The Event's spring return.

In popular culture[edit]

The song "Human" was not only used in an episode of Alias, but also in a promo for the match between Vince McMahon and Bret Hart at WrestleMania XXVI.

"Human" was also used in the ending of the House episode "Frozen".

"Letters from the Sky" has been used multiple times:

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were written by Andrew McKellar, Richard Wouters, and Steven McKellar.

1."Anybody Out There"6:18
3."Next to Me"3:44
4."Letters from the Sky"4:35
5."On the Surface"3:50
8."Perfect Stranger"5:47
9."What You Want"6:36
10."Something She Said"5:10
11."Quiet In My Town"6:36
12."Run Dry (Deluxe Edition bonus track)"4:17
13."Save Yourself (Deluxe Edition bonus track)"3:33
14."Stolen (Deluxe Edition bonus track)"5:08



  1. ^ "Civil Twilight biography".
  2. ^ "Civil Twilight - Human (album review - staff): Sputnikmusic".
  3. ^ "Civil Twilight--Letters from the Sky:".