Integrity Blues

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Integrity Blues
300px-Integrity Blues.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 2016
Studio
Genre
Length46:39
LabelRCA
Producer
Jimmy Eat World chronology
Damage
(2013)
Integrity Blues
(2016)
Surviving
(2019)
Singles from Integrity Blues
  1. "Sure and Certain"
    Released: August 30, 2016
  2. "Get Right"
    Released: February 28, 2017

Integrity Blues is the ninth studio album by American rock band Jimmy Eat World, released on October 21, 2016, by RCA Records. The album was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, known previously for collaborating with Paramore, M83 and Nine Inch Nails, and was preceded by the single "Sure and Certain".

Production[edit]

Recording took place at Sunset Sound, Chez JMJ and Unit 2. Justin Meldal-Johnsen and the band handled producer duties. Sessions were engineered by Mike Schuppan, Carlos de la Garza, Meldal-Johnsen, Jim Adkins and Zach Lind, with assistance from Geoff Neal. Ken Andrews mixed the recordings while Dave Cooley mastered them at Elysian Mastering.[3]

Release[edit]

On August 21, 2016, the band premiered the song "Get Right" on BBC Radio 1, and confirmed that the song would appear on their forthcoming album, as well a lengthy world tour being in the works.[4] It was available on the band's official website for free download.[5] On August 30, the band debuted the lead single "Sure and Certain" on KROQ-FM.[6] On the same day, Integrity Blues was announced for release in October.[7] On September 6, the band revealed the album's track listing and artwork.[8] At the end of the month, the group appeared at Life Is Beautiful festival.[9]

Integrity Blues was released on October 21 through RCA Records.[7] In October, the group embarked on a US tour, followed by a European tour in November.[10] In January 2017, the group appeared on Conan, performing "Get Right" and "Integrity Blues".[11] "Get Right" was released to alternative radio stations on February 28.[12] Between February and May, the group performed across the US. They were supported on the April and May dates by Beach Slang. In July and August, the group performed alongside Incubus in the US, followed by appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK.[13]

Reception[edit]

Released to positive reviews, the album became the band's highest charting release in the UK, reaching number 21 on the UK Albums Chart.[14] The album was the tenth best selling album of the week in the United States (pure sales).[15]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Rank List
Alternative Press N/A The 30 Best Albums of 2016[16]
Sputnikmusic 14 Top 50 Albums of 2016[17]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jimmy Eat World.[3]

No.TitleLength
1."You with Me"5:18
2."Sure and Certain"3:35
3."It Matters"3:54
4."Pretty Grids"4:11
5."Pass the Baby"5:23
6."Get Right"2:49
7."You Are Free"4:14
8."The End Is Beautiful"4:25
9."Through"2:51
10."Integrity Blues"3:12
11."Pol Roger"6:47
Total length:46:39

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[18] 27
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[19] 70
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[20] 35
Irish Albums (IRMA)[21] 41
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[22] 6
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 80
UK Albums (OCC)[25] 21
US Billboard 200[26] 17
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[27] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United States October 21, 2016
RCA [28]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "AlbumREVIEWS: 'Integrity Blues' by Jimmy Eat World". The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Integrity Blues (Booklet). Jimmy Eat World. RCA. 2016. 88985324032.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ "Jimmy Eat World return with new single "Get Right" — listen". Consequence of Sound. August 22, 2016. Archived from the original on August 23, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Sharp, Tyler (August 21, 2016). "Jimmy Eat World return with new song, "Get Right"—listen". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Eat World Premieres New Song "Sure and Certain" on Kevin & Bean". kroq.com. KROQ. August 30, 2016. Archived from the original on August 31, 2016. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Ralph, Caitlyn (August 30, 2016). "Jimmy Eat World announce new album and premiere new song—listen". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Eat World announce fall tour, detail new Integrity Blues LP". Consequence of Sound. September 6, 2016. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  9. ^ Ryken, Atreyue (May 20, 2016). "Jimmy Eat World, Third Eye Blind, more to play Life Is Beautiful Festival". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on June 12, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  10. ^ Al-Sharif, Rabab (September 6, 2016). "Jimmy Eat World announce headlining tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  11. ^ Toney, Jordan (January 12, 2017). "Jimmy Eat World absolutely kill it on Conan—watch". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  12. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on January 19, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Dickman, Maggie (February 7, 2017). "Jimmy Eat World announce spring tour with Beach Slang". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on February 16, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  14. ^ "Jimmy Eat World - UK Album Chart History". officialcharts.com. UK Albums Chart. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2015-05-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ Alternative Press staff (December 23, 2016). "The 30 Best Albums of 2016". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  17. ^ Sputnik Music Staff (December 21, 2016). "Top 50 Albums Of 2016". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  18. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  19. ^ "Jimmy Eat World Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  20. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  21. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 43, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  22. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 31, 2016. Archived from the original on October 28, 2016. Retrieved October 28, 2016.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  25. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  26. ^ "Jimmy Eat World Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  27. ^ "Jimmy Eat World Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  28. ^ "Jimmy Eat World: Integrity Blues: Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B01L8EM1H6. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved September 14, 2016.