Dedication (Zomby album)

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Dedication
Zomby - Dedication.jpg
Studio album by Zomby
Released 11 July 2011 (2011-07-11)
Genre Electronic
Length 36:49
Label 4AD Records
Producer Zomby
Zomby chronology
Where Were U in '92?
(2008)
Dedication
(2011)
With Love
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B+[3]
Consequence of Sound B[4]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[5]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[6]
MusicOMH 3.5/5 stars[7]
No Ripcord 6/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 7.6/10[9]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[10]
XLR8R 9.0/10[11]

Dedication is the second studio album by British electronic producer Zomby, released on 11 July 2011 through 4AD Records.

The album's first single "Natalia's Song" was embroiled in controversy in early 2012. Electronic producer Reark claims he wrote the loop that comprises the main portion of the song in 2007, and that he was not credited by Zomby for his contribution.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Dedication received an average score of 79% based on 28 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

It ranked at number 8 on Spin's "20 Best Dance Albums of 2011" list.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Witch Hunt" 1:51
2. "Natalia's Song" 4:06
3. "Alothea" 2:53
4. "Black Orchid" 1:38
5. "Riding with Death" 2:08
6. "Vortex" 2:03
7. "Things Fall Apart" 2:55
8. "Salamander" 0:57
9. "Lucifer" 1:01
10. "Digital Rain" 3:33
11. "Vanquish" 1:04
12. "A Devil Lay Here" 2:55
13. "Florence" 1:45
14. "Haunted" 2:22
15. "Basquiat" 2:21
16. "Mozaik" 3:17

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[14] 20
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[15] 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Dedication by Zomby". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dedication - Zomby". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Harvey, Eric (19 July 2011). "Dedication · Zomby". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Young, Alex (20 June 2011). "Zomby - Dedication". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Brody, Gideon (6 July 2011). "Album Review: Zomby - Dedication". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Simpson, Dave (7 July 2011). "Zomby: Dedication – review". The Guardian. London: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Burgess, Andrew (11 July 2011). "Zomby – Dedication". MusicOMH. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  8. ^ Davison, Mark (14 July 2011). "Zomby: Dedication - Music Review". No Ripcord. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Harvell, Jess (12 July 2011). "Zomby: Dedication". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Amidon, David (13 July 2011). "Zomby: Dedication". PopMatters. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  11. ^ Taylor, Ken (13 July 2011). "Zomby Dedication". XLR8R. Buzz Media. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "'Natalia's Song': Did Zomby Even Write It?". 
  13. ^ "SPIN'S 20 Best Dance Albums of 2011". Spin. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Zomby - Chart history - Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Zomby - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 

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