Elsie (album)

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Elsie
Horriblecroweselsie.jpg
Studio album by The Horrible Crowes
Released September 6, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Blues, soul, rock
Length 45:49
Label SideOneDummy
Singles from Elsie
  1. "Behold the Hurricane"
    Released: July 19, 2011

Elsie is the debut studio album by The Horrible Crowes, a Gaslight Anthem side-project made up of Ian Perkins and Gaslight Anthem founder Brian Fallon.[1] It was released on September 6, 2011, through SideOneDummy Records.[2]

Singles[edit]

Elsie's lead single, "Behold the Hurricane", was released July 19, 2011.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 9.9/10[5]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[6]
Alternative Press 4.5/5 stars[7]
MOJO 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin 6/10[10]

Elsie received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 76 out of 100, which indicates "generally favorable reviews" based on 15 reviews.[4]

Andrew Leahey of AllMusic rated the album four out of five stars and states: "Elsie functions best as a display of Fallon’s underused bottom register and acoustic songwriting skills, proving that slowing things down once in a while can still be a punk rock move."[6] Writing for Alternative Press, Scott Heisel writes Elsie is "better than just about everything the Gaslight Anthem have done to date. Perfect for night drives on long, winding roads."[7]

Track listing[edit]

Source: AllMusic[6]

All tracks written by Brian Fallon

No. Title Length
1. "Last Rites"   1:27
2. "Sugar"   4:53
3. "Behold the Hurricane"   4:03
4. "I Witnessed a Crime"   3:05
5. "Go Tell Everybody"   4:17
6. "Cherry Blossoms"   4:07
7. "Ladykiller"   4:24
8. "Crush"   3:19
9. "Mary Ann"   3:35
10. "Black Betty and the Moon"   3:00
11. "Blood Loss"   4:03
12. "I Believe Jesus Brought Us Together"   5:36
Total length:
45:49

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic[11]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 63
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 35
US Billboard 200[14] 48
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 6
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[16] 7
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[17] 4

Release history[edit]

Source: Amazon.com[2]

Region Date Format(s) Label
Worldwide September 6, 2011 SideOneDummy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official site". The Horrible Crowes. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "The Horrible Crowes: Elsie: Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B005BO2LKC. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Behold the Hurricane - Single by The Horrible Crowes". iTunes. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Reviews for Elsie by The Horrible Crowes". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Nassiff, Thomas (August 24, 2011). "The Horrible Crowes - Elsie". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Leahey, Andrew. "Elsie - The Horrible Crowes — Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "The Horrible Crowes – Elsie". Alternative Press: 107. October 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Horrible Crowes – Elsie". MOJO. London: 97. October 2011. 
  9. ^ Keyes, J. Edward (September 6, 2011). "The Horrible Crowes – Elsie". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ Walters, Barry (September 15, 2011). "The Horrible Crowes, 'Elsie' (Side One Dummy)". Spin. Buzzmedia. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Elsie - The Horrible Crowes - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Horrible Crowes – Elsie". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "The Horrible Crowes – Chart history" Billboard 200 for The Horrible Crowes.
  15. ^ "The Horrible Crowes – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for The Horrible Crowes.
  16. ^ "The Horrible Crowes – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for The Horrible Crowes.
  17. ^ "The Horrible Crowes – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for The Horrible Crowes.