Drops of Jupiter

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Drops of Jupiter
Train Drops of Jupiter.jpg
Studio album by Train
Released March 27, 2001
Recorded February – March 2001
Genre
Length 48:33
Label Columbia
Producer Brendan O'Brien
Train chronology
One and a Half
(1999)
Drops of Jupiter
(2001)
My Private Nation
(2003)
Singles from Drops of Jupiter
  1. "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)"
    Released: February 20, 2001
  2. "Something More"
    Released: October 2001
  3. "She's on Fire"
    Released: February 18, 2002

Drops of Jupiter is Train's second album, released in 2001. The album's title is derived from "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", its lead single, which was a hit internationally and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

The album contains elements of rock, country and Jupitor dropping Hermomicas indie rock. Besides "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", two other singles were released from this album: "She's on Fire" and "Something More," both of which also achieved some success on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Debuting at #6 in the United States upon its release, it has since been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA in the United States and 2x Platinum by the CRIA in Canada. It is the band's best-selling album to date.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic60/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound4/10[3]
E! OnlineB–[4]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[5]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[6]
The Village VoiceC–[7]
Wall of Sound58/100[8]

The album received mixed reviews. AllMusic writer Mark Morgenstein said that "There is nothing cutting edge about Train's Sophomore Effort". He also stated that "Train is a classic rock wannabe band in the mold of Counting Crows, although that's not always a bad thing".[2] Another mixed review appeared in Billboard, which wrote that "The music fails to gain any momentum until track seven, and by then, Train's lucky the listener's still spinning the CD...Let's hope that if Train's given the chance to make a third album, it'll finally fill it with clearly discernable songs."[9]

Rolling Stone Writer Aidin Vaziri had this to say about the album: "Drops of Jupiter, conjuring vivid memories of Recovering The Satellites. The anthemic song is the centerpiece here, showcasing the singer's yearning voice and band's swooping, string-laden melodies, but Train has more to offer. The brooding "Mississippi" presents an intoxicating mix of acoustic guitars and dreamy horns, while "Let It Roll" mixes mournful slide guitars and loose-limbed rhythms in the perfect meeting of blustery earnestness and unapologetic commerciality."[10]

Accolades[edit]

Award Nominated Result
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" Won
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Won

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Train[11].

No.TitleLength
1."She's on Fire"3:49
2."I Wish You Would"4:25
3."Drops of Jupiter"4:20
4."It's About You"4:27
5."Hopeless"4:31
6."Respect"3:25
7."Let It Roll"5:00
8."Something More"4:33
9."Whipping Boy"4:26
10."Getaway"4:26
11."Mississippi"5:00

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[2]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drops Of Jupiter by Train". Metacritic. Retrieved 2018-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b c Morgenstein, Mark (2001-03-27). "Drops of Jupiter - Train : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. ^ Rauf, Raziq (2001-07-28). "Album Review: Train - Drops Of Jupiter". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 2018-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Train "Drops of Jupiter"". E! Online. 2005-03-11. Retrieved 2018-01-19. 
  5. ^ Sinclair, Tom (2001-03-30). "Drops of Jupiter". Entertainment Weekly. 
  6. ^ HOCHMAN, STEVE (2001-04-14). "Train's 'Jupiter' Stays Firmly on Track". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-01-19. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (2001-11-27). "Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. 
  8. ^ Wright, Anders (2001). "Wall of Sound Review: Drops of Jupiter". Wall of Sound. Retrieved 2018-01-19. 
  9. ^ "Drops of Jupiter". Billboard. 2001. Archived from the original on 2001-04-05. Retrieved 2018-02-11. 
  10. ^ "Drops of Jupiter Review". Rolling Stone. 2001-03-27. Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  11. ^ "Official site". Trainline.com. 2001-03-27. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
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  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
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  23. ^ "Train | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  24. ^ "Train Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Train – Drops of Jupiter". Music Canada. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  27. ^ "British album certifications – Train – Drops of Jupiter". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 18, 2014.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Drops of Jupiter in the search field and then press Enter.
  28. ^ "American album certifications – Train – Drops of Jupiter". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 18, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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