Greetings from Imrie House

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Greetings from Imrie House
The Click Five Greeting From Imrie House.jpg
Studio album by The Click Five
Released August 16, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop punk, power pop, alternative rock
Length 39:10
Label Atlantic, Lava
Producer Mike Deneen
The Click Five chronology
Angel to You (Devil to Me)
(2005)
Greetings from Imrie House
(2005)
Modern Minds and Pastimes
(2007)
Singles from Greetings from Imrie House
  1. "Just the Girl"
    Released: August 16, 2005
  2. "Catch Your Wave"
    Released: November 22, 2005
  3. "Pop Princess"
    Released: 2006
  4. "Say Goodnight"
    Released: August 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[4]
IGN (0.2/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]

Greetings from Imrie House is the debut of The Click Five. It was released on August 16, 2005 and reached #15 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It contains singles "Just the Girl", "Catch Your Wave" and "Say Goodnight" and an iTunes single, "Pop Princess".

Background[edit]

The album's title refers to the band's Boston house on Imrie Street where they lived while writing the album and attending Berklee School of Music.[7]

The album's musical style of "retro new wave and power pop" was inspired by Cheap Trick, The Beach Boys, and The Knack.[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 15 on September 3, 2005, marking the highest-ranking debut for any pop or rock band that year, selling 51,541 copies.[7] It was also the best debut in Lava Records' history.[8] Billboard‍‍ '​‍s Melinda Newman opined that the grassroots following the band had developed online responsible for the high debut.[9] In its second week, the album dropped to number 28.[9]

In an era of declining album sales, the band moved 268,000 copies of the album by January 2006, considered disappointing in comparison to the sales of lead single "Just the Girl". "Part of me likes the idea of being a singles band," said Joe Guese to Rolling Stone at the time.[6]

Reception[edit]

Greetings from Imrie House received mixed reviews. Rolling Stone‍‍ '​‍s Barry Walters deemed the album and group "Simultaneously retro, current, mainstream-minded and knowing."[6] Gary Susman of Entertainment Weekly called it "insanely catchy blend," combining "guitar crunch, pop hooks, and Queen-worthy vocal harmonies."[4] John D. Luerssen of Allmusic predicted the band would be considered "disposable," while also attracting "instant acclaim" from other quarters.[2]

Spin‍‍ '​‍s Jessica Grose found the album "unbelievably derivative and banal," commenting, "The thought of the Click Five catering to legions of swooning tweens may be inevitable considering their tour partners, but you don't have to be part of the Click Five problem. You can be part of the solution."[10] A reviewer for IGN was explicitly negative, describing the record at times "an aborted fetus" and "nauseatingly acrimonious," while also suggesting readers should instead download music from Joel Cohen, A Tribe Called Quest, and Can.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Good Day"   Ben Romans, Ethan Mentzer 3:09
2. "Just the Girl"   Adam Schlesinger 3:54
3. "Catch Your Wave"   Ben Romans, Ethan Mentzer, Joe Guese 2:52
4. "I'll Take My Chances"   A. Schlesinger, D. Scott 3:49
5. "Friday Night"   Ben Romans, Ethan Mentzer 3:31
6. "Angel to You (Devil to Me)"   B. Romans, P. Stanley 3:29
7. "Resign"   Ben Romans, Eric Dill 3:06
8. "Pop Princess"   Ben Romans 4:18
9. "Time Machine"   Ben Romans 3:14
10. "Lies"   A. Bailey, J. Currie, M. Leeway 2:58
11. "Say Goodnight"   Ben Romans, N. Campany 4:50
Total length:
39:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Eric Dill - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Guese - lead guitar
  • Ethan Mentzer - bass
  • Ben Romans - keyboards
  • Joey Zehr - drums

Notes[edit]

The song "Pop Princess" was included on the soundtrack for the first season of the Disney Channel original series Hannah Montana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://top40.about.com/od/albums/fr/click5greetings.htm
  2. ^ a b John D. Luerssen. "The Click Five – Greetings from Imrie House". Allmusic. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.blender.com/guide/new/53574/greetings-from-imrie-house.html
  4. ^ a b Gary Susman (August 15, 2005). "Greetings from Imrie House". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "The Click Five - The House of Imrie". IGN. September 19, 2005. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c Steve Baltin (January 20, 2006). "Stefani, Peas Lead Singles Boom". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "The Click Five's Debut Album "Greetings From Imrie House" Debuts at #15 on the Billboard Top 200" (Press release). New York: Marketwired. August 24, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "The Hot Box". Billboard 117 (36): 85. September 3, 2005. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Melinda Newman (September 10, 2005). "Don't Call Them 'Boy Bands'". Billboard 117 (37): 64. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ Jessica Grose (August 17, 2005). "The Click Five, 'Greetings From Imrie House' Review". Spin. Retrieved February 12, 2015. 

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