Free (Twin Atlantic album)

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Free
Twin Atlantic Free cover.jpg
Studio album by Twin Atlantic
Released 29 April 2011
Recorded Red Bull Studios, Los Angeles
Genre
Length 46:22
Label Red Bull Records
Producer Gil Norton[1]
Twin Atlantic chronology
Vivarium
(2009)Vivarium2009
Free
(2011)
Great Divide
(2014)Great Divide2014

Free is the second studio album by Scottish alternative rock band Twin Atlantic. It was released on 29 April 2011 in Ireland and 2 May 2011 in the UK on Red Bull Records.[4]

In its first week of release, the album peaked at #37 in the Official UK Album Chart. This success led to them being part of the T In The Park 2011 line-up.[5]

The track Free debuted at No. 14 on the NME Chart.[6]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 55/100[7]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 83% [1]
The Herald Favourable [8]
Punktastic 5/5 stars [2]
Rock Sound 9/10 stars [9]
Contactmusic Favourable [10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written and composed by Twin Atlantic.

No. Title Length
1. "Edit Me" 2:53
2. "Time For You To Stand Up" 3:02
3. "Apocalyptic Renegade" 3:13
4. "Yes, I Was Drunk" 4:26
5. "Dreamember" 3:28
6. "Free" 3:27
7. "Crash Land" 3:57
8. "Make a Beast of Myself" 3:27
9. "The Ghost of Eddie" 3:16
10. "Serious Underground Dance Vibes" 3:52
11. "Eight Days" 3:29
12. "Wonder Sleeps Here" 4:00
13. "We Want Better, Man" 3:58
Total length: 46:22

Singles[edit]

The first single to be released from Free was Edit Me, on 14 February 2011. The first release of the single Free soon followed on 24 April 2011, preceding the release of Time For You To Stand Up on 11 July 2011. Make A Beast Of Myself was the fourth single from the album with a release date of 26 September 2011.

Both Free and Make A Beast Of Myself were re-released, on 19 December 2011 and 23 April 2012 respectively. Free peaked at number 99 in the Official UK Singles Chart.

Yes, I Was Drunk, the fifth song to be released from the album, was released on 27 August 2012.[11]

Year Single Peak chart positions
UK US
Alt.
CAN
Rock

[12]
2011 "Edit Me"
"Free"
"Time For You To Stand Up"
"Make A Beast Of Myself"
"Free" (re-release) 99 29 33
2012 "Make A Beast Of Myself" (re-release)
"Yes, I Was Drunk"
"—" denotes a title that did not chart

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Recording Year Rank
Dead Press Top 10 Albums Of 2011[13] - 2011 5th
Rock Sound Albums Of The Year[14] - 2011 9th
Kerrang! Best 50 Albums Of 2011[15] - 2011 20th
Total Guitar Best Guitar Albums Of The Year[16] - 2011 11th

(*) designates unordered lists.

Personnel[edit]

  • Sam McTrusty - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Barry McKenna - lead guitar, cello, backing vocals
  • Ross McNae - bass guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Craig Kneale - drums, percussion, backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Twin Atlantic - Free - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2011-05-03. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  2. ^ a b Richie, Andy. "http://punktastic.com/reviews/twin-atlantic-free/". punktastic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-19.  External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/news/album-reviews-twin-atlantic-fleet-foxes-smith-westerns-classical-jazz-folk-world-1-1607176.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Twin Atlantic Announce Debut Album Title | News | Rock Sound". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  5. ^ "Jon Fratelli, Twin Atlantic Join T In The Park Festival 2011 Line-Up". Gigwise. 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Nero topple Cee Lo Green from NME Chart top spot". NME. 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  7. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/free-2010/twin-atlantic
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ Andrew Kelham. "Twin Atlantic - Free | Reviews | Rock Sound". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  10. ^ "Twin Atlantic | Free Album Review". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  11. ^ "Twin Atlantic announce new single "Yes I Was Drunk"". ticketwerk.co.uk. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  12. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Active Rock - March 13, 2012". Canadianrockalt.blogspot.com. 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  13. ^ "Top 10 Albums Of 2011". Dead Press!. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  14. ^ "Rock Sound - 2011 Best Albums Page 9". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  15. ^ "Hyro Da Hero Official Website - Kerrang Top 50". Hyrodahero.com. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  16. ^ "Total Guitar 50 Best Albums Scan". Retrieved 2012-07-12.