Ear Candy (King's X album)

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Ear Candy
King's X Ear Candy.jpg
Studio album by King's X
Released May 20, 1996
Genre Hard rock
Length 49:18
Label Atlantic
Producer Arnold Lanni, King's X
King's X chronology
Dogman
(1994)
Ear Candy
(1996)
Best of King's X
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine(not rated)[2]
Entertainment Weekly(A-)[3]
Q3/5 stars[4]

Ear Candy is the sixth studio album by heavy metal/hard rock trio King's X, released in 1996.

The album has two songs which are rewritten versions of earlier songs: "Picture" is also known as "The Door", a song with different lyrics, released on their pre-King's X release Sneak Preview. The song "Mississippi Moon" is mainly inspired on the song "If I Could Fly", which King's X played in shows after they had changed their name to its definite version, King's X.

The bonus track "Freedom" can also be found as a b-side of the single "A Box". It was later given a proper release on the album Ogre Tones.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Train" – 3:08
  2. "(Thinking and Wondering) What I'm Gonna Do" – 3:41
  3. "Sometime" – 3:47
  4. "A Box" – 4:39
  5. "Looking for Love" – 2:58
  6. "Mississippi Moon" – 3:11
  7. "67" – 4:41
  8. "Lies in the Sand (The Ballad of...)" – 3:53
  9. "Run" – 3:27
  10. "Fathers" – 3:21
  11. "American Cheese (Jerry's Pianto)" – 2:54
  12. "Picture" – 5:34
  13. "Life Going By" – 4:04
  14. "Freedom" (Japanese bonus track) - 3.33

All songs written by Pinnick, Tabor and Gaskill.

Personnel[edit]

Album notes[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Christian Albums 4 [5]
Swedish Album Chart 52 [6]
U.S. Billboard 200 105 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Ear Candy - King's X at AllMusic. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. ^ Selby, Derek Scott (August 1996). "Reviews / Ear Candy". CCM Magazine. 19 (2): 64, 67. ISSN 1524-7848.
  3. ^ Sinclair, Tom (June 14, 1996). "Ear Candy Review" (June 14, 1996). Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Ear Candy review", Q, p. 121, August 1996
  5. ^ "King's X album charts". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2007.
  6. ^ "King's X - Ear Candy". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved December 20, 2007.
  7. ^ "King's X album charts". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2007.