Love: Part Two

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Love Part Two
Angels & Airwaves - Love Part Two cover.jpg
Studio album by Angels & Airwaves
Released November 1, 2011[1]
Recorded June–September 2010
Genre Alternative rock, space rock
Length 48:44
Label To the Stars Records
Producer Tom DeLonge
Angels & Airwaves chronology
Love
(2010)
Love Part Two
(2011)
The Dream Walker
(2014)
Singles from Love Part Two
  1. "Anxiety"
    Released: August 11, 2011
  2. "Surrender"
    Released: October 21, 2011[2]

Love Part Two is the fourth studio album by alternative rock band Angels & Airwaves, released November 1, 2011 via the band's own label, To the Stars Records. It follows 2010's Love, and its release coincides with that of the band's Love feature film, which includes music from the album. The first single from the album and respective music video, "Anxiety", was released on August 11, 2011. This was the final album for both former drummer Adam "Atom" Willard, who left the band[3] prior to the release of the album and longtime engineer and "The 5th member" Jeff "Critter" Newell, who had died on New Year's Eve of 2011. They both worked on the last 4 albums. [4] Along with its predecessor, Love: Part Two is a concept album that explores themes such as "love, God, and hope."[5]

Production[edit]

Band frontman Tom Delonge has confirmed that a second studio album in the Love project along with the Love film are set for release in November 2011, after a few delays dating back to 2010.[6] He has also revealed that the upcoming studio album would be titled Love Part II and would include 45 minutes of extra music. On April 9, 2011, Delonge confirmed via Modcam that Love Part Two would be released on November 1, 2011. Delonge has described the album as better than the first part of Love and also confirmed on an online discussion forum that there would be a box set with the two Love albums and a DVD of the movie. The supporting tour for Love Part II took place in spring 2012.

The first single to be released was "Anxiety", which premiered following Love Live on August 10, 2011. The music video for "Anxiety" was then released on YouTube on August 11, 2011.[7]

On October 31, 2011, the band released another song from Love Part II, "Surrender". Surrender was to be one of the main themes of WWE's WrestleMania 29 PPV event. Surrender was not featured in any WWE promotional material for WrestleMania since the turn of the year.[8]

This was the final album for both former drummer Adam "Atom" Willard, who left the band[3] prior to the release of the album and longtime engineer and "The 5th member" Jeff "Critter" Newell, who had died on New Year's Eve of 2011. They both worked on the last 4 albums. [4] This is also final album with the band Matt Wachter as he left the band to spend more time with his family https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Wachter

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
Spin 5/10[10]
Sputnikmusic 3/5[11]
The A.V. Club B[12]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[13]
Ultimate-Guitar.com 3.7/10 [14]

Music website Alter The Press! awarded the album four stars out of five, heralding it as a "welcome addition to the Angels and Airwaves discography" and going on to say it's a "solid, catchy and innovative rock record." [15]

The album got a mixed score of 56 out of 100 on Metacritic,[16] and Rolling Stone gave the album a negative, one-and-a-half star review, stating that the album "[soared] ever closer to the sun, with defiant nonsense" and continued to state that although the album sounded exultant, "There's nothing here to be triumphant about" [17]

According to MTV, the album entered the Billboard 200 charts at #30 with an estimated 16,000 sales.[18]

"Surrender" reached #35 on the US Alternative Songs chart.[19]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tom DeLonge, all music composed by DeLonge, David Kennedy, Matt Wachter and Adam Willard[20][21].

No. Title Length
1. "Saturday Love"   4:20
2. "Surrender"   4:30
3. "Anxiety"   5:03
4. "My Heroine (It's Not Over)"   3:45
5. "Moon as My Witness"   4:14
6. "Dry Your Eyes"   5:00
7. "The Revelator"   4:52
8. "One Last Thing"   2:54
9. "Inertia"   4:30
10. "Behold a Pale Horse"   4:04
11. "All That We Are"   5:36
Total length:
48:43

Personnel[edit]

Band[20]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-pt.-1-2-angels-airwaves/id476176168
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/surrender-single/id476141723
  3. ^ a b http://www.indiependentmusic.net/2011/10/atom-willard-leaves-ava/
  4. ^ a b http://theavamovement.com/2012/01/03/jeff-critter-newell-has-passed-away-the-fifth-member-of-ava/
  5. ^ Thorn, Steventhe (17 November 2011). "Music Review: Angels & Airwaves - LOVE: PARTS ONE and TWO - Pages 3-4". Blogcritics (Technorati, Inc). Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Blink-182 man's Angels And Airwaves album and movie out in November". NME. 2011-04-08. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  7. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-axrEZOXnk
  8. ^ http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/angels_airwaves_release_new_song_surrender
  9. ^ Catucci, Nick (17 November 2011). "Review: Love Part Two - Angels & Airwaves". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media LLC). Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  10. ^ Young, Jon (17 November 2011). "Angels & Airwaves, 'Love Part Two' (To the Stars)". Spin (Spin Media LLC). Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Angels and Airwaves - Love Part Two". 
  12. ^ "Angels and Airwaves: Love Part Two". 
  13. ^ "Love Part Two - Angels and Airwaves | AllMusic". 
  14. ^ http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/angels_and_airwaves/love_part_two/
  15. ^ http://www.alterthepress.com/2011/11/album-review-angels-airwaves-love-ii.html
  16. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/love-album-part-two
  17. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/love-part-two-20111122
  18. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1674037/justin-bieber-under-the-mistletoe-album-sales.jhtml
  19. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/279303/angels-airwaves/chart?f=377
  20. ^ a b LOVE PARTS ONE and TWO (CD booklet). Angels & Airwaves. To the Stars Records. 2011. 
  21. ^ "Love Album, Pts. 1–2". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-18.