Floetic

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Floetic
Floetic.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 October 2002 (2002-10-01)
Recorded2001–2002
A 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 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]

Critical response[edit]

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]

  1. "Big Ben" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer) – 1:54
  2. "Floetic" (Marsha Ambrosius, Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 4:06
    • Contains an interpolation of "Born to Be Blue" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells)
  3. "Ms. Stress" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Vidal Davis) – 3:54
  4. "Sunshine" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Andre Harris) – 4:15
  5. "Getting Late" (Marsha Ambrosius, Vidal Davis) – 6:49
  6. "Fun" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer,) – 4:14
  7. "Mr. Messed Up" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Vidal Davis) – 4:22
  8. "Say Yes" (Marsha Ambrosius, Andre Harris) – 4:28
  9. "Hello" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis) – 4:09
  10. "Headache" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Ivan Barias) – 4:04
  11. "Hey You" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Andre Harris) – 5:04
  12. "If I Was a Bird" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Keith Pelzer) – 5:02
  13. "Opera" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Ivan Barias) – 4:00
  14. "Subliminal" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer) – 3:57
Bonus tracks
  1. "Butterflies" (Demo Version) (Andre Harris, Marsha Ambrosius) – 4:03
  2. "Now You're Gone (More Than I Can Feel)" (Natalie Stewart, Sebastian Rogers) – 4:52

Alternative version[edit]

  1. "Big Ben" – 1:54
  2. "Floetic" – 4:06
  3. "Ms. Stress" – 3:54
  4. "Fun" – 4:14
  5. "Sunshine" – 4:15
  6. "Headache" – 4:04
  7. "Possibilities" – 4:57
  8. "Say Yes" – 4:28
  9. "Hello" – 4:09
  10. "Getting Late" – 6:49
  11. "Hey You" – 5:04
  12. "If I Was a Bird" – 5:02
  13. "Opera" – 4:00
  14. "Mr. Messed Up" – 4:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002)[13] Peak
position
US Billboard 200 19
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ BBC Music review
  3. ^ CMJ review
  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 > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 November 2009.