Male (Natalie Imbruglia album)

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Male
Natalie Imbruglia - Male (album).jpg
Studio album by Natalie Imbruglia
Released 31 July 2015
Genre
Length 42:40
Label Portrait
Producer Billy Mann
Natalie Imbruglia chronology
Come to Life
(2009)Come to Life2009
Male
(2015)
Singles from Male
  1. "Instant Crush"
    Released: 23 March 2015

Male is the fifth studio album by Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia, released by Portrait on 31 July 2015. It was released in Europe on 21 August 2015.[1][2][3][4]

Male is Imbruglia's first album in six years[5] and features the singer covering tracks made famous by male-led acts, hence the album's title.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic65/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[8]
Billboard3/5 stars[9]
Daily Mail3/5 stars[10]
The Guardian3/5 stars[11]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[12]

Male received generally positive 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 65, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on four reviews by critics.[13]

Tour[edit]

On February 7, 2017, Imbruglia announced that she would embark on the 2017 Acoustic Tour in support of the album, to take place from April to May 2017.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."Instant Crush"Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas4:52
2."Cannonball"Damien RiceDamien Rice3:27
3."The Summer"Josh PykeJosh Pyke3:18
4."I Will Follow You into the Dark"Ben GibbardDeath Cab for Cutie3:25
5."Goodbye in His Eyes"Zac Brown Band4:35
6."Friday I'm in Love"The Cure3:16
7."Naked as We Came"Samuel BeamIron & Wine2:36
8."Let My Love Open the Door"Pete TownshendPete Townshend3:08
9."Only Love Can Break Your Heart"Neil YoungNeil Young2:50
10."I Melt with You"
  • Robbie Grey
  • Gary McDowell
  • Richard Brown
  • Michael Conroy
  • Stephen Walker
[15]
Modern English4:07
11."The Waiting"Tom PettyTom Petty and the Heartbreakers3:16
12."The Wind"Cat StevensCat Stevens2:13
13."Instant Crush" (radio edit) (bonus track)
  • Homem-Christo
  • Bangalter
  • Casablancas
Daft Punk featuring Julian Casablancas3:26

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 139
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 97
Scottish Albums (OCC)[19] 23
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 50
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 20

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide 31 July 2015 Sony Music [22]
New Zealand CD [23]
Europe 21 August 2015
  • CD
  • digital download
[24][25]
Australia 11 September 2015 [26][27]
New Zealand Digital download [28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/male/id977282806
  2. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/male/id977282806
  3. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/male/id977282806
  4. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/male/id977282806
  5. ^ "Natalie Imbruglia Unveils The Dark And Dreamy Cover Of Comeback LP 'Male'". Mike Wass. www.idolator.com. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Natalie Imbruglia covers Daft Punk and Julian Casablancas collaboration 'Instant Crush' - listen". Luke Morgan Britton. NME.com. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Male reviews". Metacritic. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Male - Natalie Imbruglia". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/6649380/natalie-imbruglia-male-album-review
  10. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3197319/Imbruglia-proves-just-pretty-face-Covers-album-quietly-confident-comeback-singer.html
  11. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/11/natalie-imbruglia-male-review-cover-album-of-all-male-artists-plays-it-too-safe
  12. ^ Rolling Stone review
  13. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/male/natalie-imbruglia/critic-reviews
  14. ^ Copsey, Rob (February 7, 2016). "Natalie announces 2017 Acoustic Tour". Twitter. Retrieved February 7, 2017. 
  15. ^ "BMI Repertoire Search". BMI. Retrieved 27 July 2015. [permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 21 September 2015. Archived from the original on 6 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Natalie Imbruglia – Male" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  18. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Natalie Imbruglia – Male". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Natalie Imbruglia – Male". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - Male by Natalie Imbruglia". iTunes. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  23. ^ http://wowhdnz.directtoustore.com/male/888750339522[permanent dead link]
  24. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/male/id977282806
  25. ^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Male-Natalie-Imbruglia/dp/B00UYM8FEM/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1438463000&sr=1-1&keywords=natalie+imbruglia+male
  26. ^ http://www.sanity.com.au/products/2295717/Male
  27. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/male/id977282806
  28. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/male/id977282806