Feed the Machine

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Feed the Machine
FeedtheMachineNickelbackAlbum.jpg
Studio album by Nickelback
Released June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)
Recorded 2016
Genre Hard rock[1]
Length 43:04
Label BMG
Producer
  • Nickelback
  • Chris Baseford
Nickelback chronology
No Fixed Address
(2014)
Feed the Machine
(2017)
Singles from Feed the Machine
  1. "Feed the Machine"
    Released: February 1, 2017
  2. "Song on Fire"
    Released: April 28, 2017
  3. "Must Be Nice"
    Released: June 6, 2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Wall of Sound7/10[2]

Feed the Machine is the ninth studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, and was released on June 16, 2017. It is the band's first release through record label BMG.[3] Feed the Machine debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 with 47,000 album-equivalent units.[4]

Background[edit]

Following the release of their prior album, No Fixed Address, in 2014, the band cancelled the majority of their touring due to Chad Kroeger needing to have surgery to remove a cyst in his vocal cord.[5] The band subsequently became bogged down in legal battles related to the cancellation of the tour.[5]

The album was released on June 16, 2017.[6][7] Shortly after the release of the album, the band began a 44-city tour on June 23, 2017 in North America, co-headlined with Daughtry, Shaman's Harvest and Cheap Trick as supporting acts.[5]

Promotion and release[edit]

The album's first single, "Feed the Machine" was released on February 1, 2017. The second single, "Song on Fire", was released on April 28, 2017.[8] On June 1, 2017, Nickelback made the song "Must Be Nice" available on their YouTube channel[9] and gave it away to those who had pre-ordered the album.[10] "Must Be Nice" was released to American rock radio stations on June 6, 2017 as the album's third official single and second rock single. [11]

Commercial performance[edit]

Feed the Machine debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 with 47,000 album-equivalent units, of which 43,000 were pure album sales.[3][12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Feed the Machine"5:02
2."Coin for the Ferryman"
  • C. Kroeger
4:50
3."Song on Fire"
3:50
4."Must Be Nice"
  • C. Kroeger
3:42
5."After the Rain"
3:34
6."For the River"
  • C. Kroeger
3:28
7."Home"
  • C. Kroeger
3:52
8."The Betrayal (Act III)"
4:20
9."Silent Majority"
  • C. Kroeger
  • Peake
3:52
10."Every Time We're Together"
3:52
11."The Betrayal (Act I)" (instrumental)
  • Peake
2:42
Total length:43:04

Personnel[edit]

Nickelback

Other musicians

Production

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 43
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[17] 2
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[18] 7
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[19] 21
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[20] 16
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[21] 18
French Albums (SNEP)[22] 85
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[23] 6
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[24] 25
Irish Albums (IRMA)[25] 57
Italian Albums (FIMI)[26] 12
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[27] 4
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[28] 10
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[29] 18
Scottish Albums (OCC)[30] 3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[31] 32
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[32] 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[33] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[34] 3
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[35] 2
US Billboard 200[36] 5
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[37] 2
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[38] 2
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[39] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[40] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[41] 57
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[42] 48

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Parente, MIchael (16 June 2017). "Nickelback - Feed The Machine (Album Review)". Wall of Sound. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
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  4. ^ "Nickelback Debut at No. 5 on Billboard 200 Album Chart". Loudwire. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
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  25. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 23 June 2017". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
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