Heart Blanche

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Heart Blanche
CeeLo Green Heart Blanche.jpg
Studio album by CeeLo Green
Released November 6, 2015
Recorded 2014-2015
Genre
Length 53:12
Label Atlantic Records
Producer CeeLo Green (also exec.), Alex 'AK' Kresovich, Brian Kennedy, Charlie Puth, Cook Classics, Daniel Ledinsky, Eg White, The Futuristics, Jack Splash, Jamil "Digi" Chammas, John Hill, Jon Bellion, Mark Ronson, Sean Phelan, Sonny J Mason, Tommy Hittz
CeeLo Green chronology
Cee Lo's Magic Moment
(2012)Cee Lo's Magic Moment2012
Heart Blanche
(2015)

Heart Blanche is the fifth studio album by American recording artist CeeLo Green. The album was released on November 6, 2015, by Atlantic Records.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic57/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Exclaim!6/10[5]
The Guardian2/5 stars[6]
HipHopDX3/5 stars[7]
The Independent4/5 stars[8]
NME3/5[9]
PopMatters5/10 stars[10]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[11]
Spin5/10[12]
Slant Magazine1.5/5 stars[13]

Heart Blanche received generally mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 57 based on 14 reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews".[3] Ryan B. Patrick of Exclaim! wrote that "Heart Blanche, while delivering Green's usually masterful take on gospel-influenced and pop-minded R&B, feels listless and lacks passion."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Heart Blanche Intro"
1:22
2."Est. 1980'S"
3:31
3."Mother May I"
  • Ronson
4:59
4."Working Class Heroes (Work)"
  • Green
  • Phelan
  • Puth
2:57
5."Tonight"
  • Green
  • Phelan
4:30
6."Robin Williams"
  • Bellion
3:30
7."Sign of the Times"
3:00
8."CeeLo Green Sings the Blues"
  • Phelan
  • Jamil "Digi" Chammas
4:07
9."Music to My Soul"
2:52
10."Race Against Time"
  • Callaway
  • Matthews
  • Meredith
  • Rastegar
  • Ruzumna
  • Green
  • Hill
4:32
11."Better Late Than Never"
  • Splash
3:50
12."Smells Like Fire"
  • Hill
  • Kennedy
4:08
13."Purple Hearts (Soldier of Love)"3:32
14."Thorns"
3:31
15."The Glory Games"
  • Callaway
  • Rudie Edwards
  • Ledinsky
  • Ledinsky
2:52

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[14] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heart Blanche by CeeLo Green on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 1974-05-30. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  2. ^ "CeeLo Green Reveals 'Heart Blanche' Album Cover". Rap-Up. 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Heart Blanche by Cee Lo Green". Metacritic. 2015-11-11. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  4. ^ Andy Kellman (2015-11-13). "Cee Lo Green, Heart Blanche - Album Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  5. ^ a b Patrick, Ryan B. (November 6, 2015). "CeeLo Green - Heart Blanche". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Tim Jonze (1970-01-01). "CeeLo Green: Heart Blanche review – jumbled styles and mixed messages". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Keith (2015-11-24). "CeeLo - Heart Blanche". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  8. ^ Andy Gill (2015-11-06). "CeeLo, Heart Blanche - album review". The Independent. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  9. ^ Angus Batey. "Review: CeeLo Green - Heart Blanche". NME. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  10. ^  . "CeeLo Green: Heart Blanche". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  11. ^ Brittany Spanos. "Review: Heart Blanche". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  12. ^ SPIN. "Review: CeeLo Green, 'Heart Blanche'". SPIN. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  13. ^ "CeeLo Green: Heart Blanche". Slant Magazine. 2015-11-10. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  14. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2015. 46. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 November 2015.