Controlling Crowds

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Controlling Crowds
Controlling Crowds.jpg
Studio album by Archive
Released 30 March 2009
Genre Trip hop, alternative rock, electronic, progressive rock
Length 1:18:02
Archive chronology
Lights
(2006)
Controlling Crowds
(2009)
Controlling Crowds - Part IV
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Controlling Crowds (Parts I-III) is the sixth studio album by British trip hop progressive and alternative group Archive. It was released worldwide on March 30, 2009.[2]

Release[edit]

The album consists of three different parts:[2]

  1. Part I: Controlling Crowds ; Bullets; Words on Signs; Dangervisit; Quiet Time
  2. Part II: Collapse / Collide; Clones; Bastardised Ink; Kings of Speed; Whore
  3. Part III: Chaos; Razed to the Ground; Funeral

In the beginning, the band wanted to include a fourth part. It was later released as Controlling Crowds – Part IV on 19 October 2009.[3] Both albums were released on the same day as a double CD under the name Controlling Crowds - The Complete Edition Parts I–IV.[4]

As of 2009 it has sold 33,350 copies in France.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The second song off the album, "Bullets", has been used in the January 2013 teaser for CD Projekt Red's game titled Cyberpunk 2077.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD 1 :

  1. "Controlling Crowds" (10:09)
  2. "Bullets" (5:54)
  3. "Words on Signs" (4:00)
  4. "Dangervisit" (7:37)
  5. "Quiet Time" (5:55)
  6. "Collapse/Collide" (9:12)
  7. "Clones" (5:00)
  8. "Bastardised Ink" (3:34)
  9. "Kings of Speed" (4:22)
  10. "Whore" (4:15)
  11. "Chaos" (5:28)
  12. "Razed to the Ground" (5:22)
  13. "Funeral" (7:19)

CD 2 (limited edition) :[7]

  1. "Killing All Movement" (6:22)
  2. "Children They Feed" (3:06)
  3. "Day That You Go" (3:49)
  4. "Neatly Folded" (3:18)
  5. "Bullets" (video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 10
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 7
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 61
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[11] 16
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 7

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