Floetic

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Floetic
Floetic.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 October 2002 (2002-10-01)
RecordedA Touch of Jazz Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The Mill Studio
(Winfarthing, Norfolk, England)
Genre
Label
Producer
Floetry chronology
Floetic
(2002)
Floacism "Live"
(2003)
Singles from Floetic
  1. "Floetic"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Say Yes"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Getting Late"
    Released: 2003

Floetic is the debut studio album by the English R&B duo Floetry, released by DreamWorks Records in the United States on 1 October 2002 and on Polydor Records in the United Kingdom on 25 November 2002.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
BBC Music(favourable)[2]
CMJ(favourable)[3]
Philadelphia Weekly(favourable)[4]
PopMatters(favourable)[5]
Rhapsody(favourable)[6]
Rolling Stone(favourable)[7]
UKMIX5/5 stars[8]
Yahoo! Music(favourable)[9]

The album received favourable reviews from CMJ, Rolling Stone, Yahoo! Music, and other company sites. Allmusic gave the album three out of five stars.[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

Floetic debuted at number nineteen on the Billboard 200 and number four on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. On 14 July 2003, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America[11] with US sales of over 864,000 copies to date.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Big Ben"
  • Henson
  • Pelzer
1:54
2."Floetic"
  • Henson
  • Pelzer
4:06
3."Ms. Stress"
Davis3:54
4."Sunshine"
Harris4:15
5."Getting Late"
  • Ambrosius
  • Stewart
  • Davis
Davis6:49
6."Fun"
  • Ambrosius
  • Stewart
  • Henson
  • Pelzer
  • Henson
  • Pelzer
4:14
7."Mr. Messed Up"
  • Ambrosius
  • Stewart
  • Davis
Davis4:22
8."Say Yes"
  • Ambrosius
  • Harris
Harris4:28
9."Hello"
  • Ambrosius
  • Stewart
  • Harris
  • Davis
Davis4:09
10."Headache"
Barias4:04
11."Hey You"
  • Ambrosius
  • Stewart
  • Harris
Harris5:04
12."If I Was a Bird"
  • Ambrosius
  • Stewart
  • Pelzer
Ambrosius5:02
13."Opera"
  • Ambrosius
  • Stewart
  • Barias
Barias4:00
14."Subliminal"
  • Ambrosius
  • Stewart
  • Henson
  • Pelzer
  • Henson
  • Pelzer
3:57
Bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
15."Butterflies" (Demo Version)
  • Ambrosius
  • Harris
Harris4:03
16."Now You're Gone (More Than I Can Feel)"
  • Stewart
  • Sebastian Rogers
  • Jonny Cole
  • Rogers
4:52

Samples

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ BBC Music review
  3. ^ "CMJ review". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
  4. ^ Philadelphia Weekly review
  5. ^ PopMatters review
  6. ^ Rhapsody review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ UKMIX review
  9. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  10. ^ "Floetic – Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  11. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. 14 July 2003. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  12. ^ Mitchell, Gail (25 September 2010). "Ex-Floetry Member Marsha Ambrosius Readies Solo Set". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  13. ^ "Floetic Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  14. ^ "Floetic Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  15. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Floetry – Floetic". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 31 August 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.