Double Negative (album)

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Double Negative
Low - Double Negative.jpg
Studio album by Low
Released September 14, 2018
Studio
Length 48:49
Label Sub Pop
Producer BJ Burton
Low chronology
Ones and Sixes
(2015)
Double Negative
(2018)
Singles from Double Negative
  1. "Quorum"
    Released: June 12, 2018
  2. "Dancing and Blood"
    Released: June 12, 2018
  3. "Fly"
    Released: June 12, 2018
  4. "Disarray"
    Released: August 16, 2018

Double Negative is the twelfth studio album by Low, released on September 14, 2018.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic86/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubB−[4]
Exclaim!7/10[5]
The Guardian5/5 stars[6]
musicOMH5/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork8.7/10[8]
PopMatters9/10 stars[9]
Q4/5 stars[10]
Record Collector5/5 stars[11]
Uncut9/10[12]

On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, Double Negative has an average score of 86 based on 21 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Low.

No.TitleLength
1."Quorum"3:42
2."Dancing and Blood"6:22
3."Fly"5:48
4."Tempest"4:48
5."Always Up"5:28
6."Always Trying to Work It Out"3:55
7."The Son, The Sun"3:30
8."Dancing and Fire"4:17
9."Poor Sucker"3:35
10."Rome (Always in the Dark)"3:32
11."Disarray"3:52
Total length:48:49

Personnel[edit]

[13]

Low[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Maaika van der Linde – bass flute on "Always Up"

Technical[edit]

  • BJ Burton – recording, mixing, mastering
  • Brett Bullion – assistant engineering
  • Zach Hanson – assistant engineering

Artwork[edit]

  • Peter Liversidge – artwork, photos
  • David Kramer – editing assistance, design

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Digital Albums (ARIA)[14] 41
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 109
Irish Albums (IRMA)[17] 69
Italian Albums (FIMI)[18] 90
Scottish Albums (OCC)[19] 14
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[20] 23
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 52
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Low Drops New Album 'Double Negative' September 14th, 2018 + Announces Worldwide Tour - Now Watch The Arresting Opening Triptych Video for *Quorum / Dancing and Blood / Fly*". Sub Pop. June 12, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Double Negative by Low Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Deming, Mark. "Double Negative – Low". AllMusic. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  4. ^ McLevy, Adam (14 September 2018). "Low, Double Negative". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  5. ^ Mullin, Kyle (September 13, 2018). "Low: Double Negative". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (14 September 2018). "Low: Double Negative review – the sound of the world unravelling". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  7. ^ Johnson, Steven (September 14, 2018). "Low – Double Negative". musicOMH. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Juzwiak, Rich (September 14, 2018). "Low: Double Negative". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Stasis, Spyro (September 11, 2018). "For Their 25th Anniversary Low Produce a Work of Unreal Quality in 'Double Negative'". PopMatters. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Oldham, James (October 2018). "Low: Double Negative". Q. No. 390. p. 112.
  11. ^ Goldsmith, Mike (September 2018). "Low – Double Negative". Record Collector. No. 483. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  12. ^ Deusner, Stephen (October 2018). "Low: Double Negative". Uncut. No. 257. p. 18.
  13. ^ https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/low/double-negative/
  14. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Digital Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. September 24, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Low – Double Negative" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Low – Double Negative" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  17. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 21 September 2018". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 38 (dal 2018-09-14 al 2018-09-20)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  20. ^ "Top 100 Álbumes – Semana 38: del 14.9.2018 al 20.9.2018" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Low – Double Negative". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  22. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 22, 2018.