Love: Part Two

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Love Part Two
Angels & Airwaves - Love Part Two cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 2011[1]
RecordedJune–September 2010
GenreAlternative rock, space rock
Length48:44
LabelTo the Stars Records
ProducerTom 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 11, 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. "Surrender" impacted radio on January 31, 2012.[3] It is the final album by the band to feature Atom Willard, David Kennedy and Matt Wachter.

Along with its predecessor, Love: Part Two is a concept album that explores themes such as "love, God, and hope."[4]

Production[edit]

Band frontman Tom Delonge had confirmed prior to release, 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.[5] 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.[6]

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. However, "Surrender" was not featured in any WWE promotional material for WrestleMania beginning with the turn of the year.[7]

This was the last album to feature drummer Atom Willard (who left the band prior to the release of the album[8]) and longtime engineer Jeff "Critter" Newell (who had died on New Year's Eve of 2011[9]) and the most recent album with guitarist David Kennedy and bassist Matt Wachter (both of whom left the band in 2014 to focus on family and other careers, but later returned in 2018[10]).

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone1.5/5 stars[11]
Spin5/10[12]
Sputnikmusic3/5[13]
The A.V. ClubB[14]
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[15]
Ultimate-Guitar.com3.7/10 [16]

The album got a mixed score of 56 out of 100 on Metacritic,[17] and Rolling Stone gave the album a 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" [18] 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." [19]

According to MTV, the album entered the Billboard 200 charts at #30 with an estimated 16,000 sales.[20]

"Surrender" reached #35 on the US Alternative Songs chart.[21]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Tom DeLonge; all music composed by DeLonge, David Kennedy, Matt Wachter and Atom Willard[22][23].

No.TitleLength
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[22]

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. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. January 31, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Thorn, Steventhe (17 November 2011). "Music Review: Angels & Airwaves - LOVE: PARTS ONE and TWO - Pages 3-4". Blogcritics (Technorati, Inc). Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Blink-182 man's Angels And Airwaves album and movie out in November". NME. 2011-04-08. Retrieved 2011-08-10.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-axrEZOXnk
  7. ^ http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/angels_airwaves_release_new_song_surrender
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2012-01-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-01-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "What if I told you along with Ilan, David AND Matt will be joining me on this next Angels & Airwaves album?". Instagram. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  11. ^ Catucci, Nick (17 November 2011). "Review: Love Part Two - Angels & Airwaves". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media LLC). Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  12. ^ Young, Jon (17 November 2011). "Angels & Airwaves, 'Love Part Two' (To the Stars)". Spin (Spin Media LLC). Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  13. ^ "Angels and Airwaves - Love Part Two".
  14. ^ "Angels and Airwaves: Love Part Two".
  15. ^ "Love Part Two - Angels and Airwaves | AllMusic".
  16. ^ http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/angels_and_airwaves/love_part_two/[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/love-album-part-two
  18. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/love-part-two-20111122
  19. ^ http://www.alterthepress.com/2011/11/album-review-angels-airwaves-love-ii.html
  20. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1674037/justin-bieber-under-the-mistletoe-album-sales.jhtml
  21. ^ https://www.billboard.com/artist/279303/angels-airwaves/chart?f=377
  22. ^ a b LOVE PARTS ONE and TWO (CD booklet). Angels & Airwaves. To the Stars Records. 2011.
  23. ^ "Love Album, Pts. 1–2". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-18.