Modern Nature

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Modern Nature
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Studio album by
Released26 January 2015
Recorded2014 at Cheshire
GenreIndie rock, alternative rock
Length46:45
LabelBMG
ProducerThe Charlatans, Jim Spencer
The Charlatans chronology
Who We Touch
(2010)
Modern Nature
(2015)
Different Days
(2017)
Singles from Modern Nature
  1. "Talking in Tones"
    Released: 10 November 2014
  2. "So Oh"
    Released: 10 November 2014
  3. "Come Home Baby"
    Released: 5 February 2015
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Clash7/10[2]
Daily Express4/5[3]
The Daily Telegraph5/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound8/10[5]
Exclaim!7/10[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
London Evening Standard4/5 stars[8]
Loud and Quiet8/10[9]
musicOMH4.5/5 stars[10]

Modern Nature is the 12th studio album by British alternative rock band The Charlatans, released on 26 January 2015. The album charted at No. 7 in the UK Albums Chart[11] with over 10,000 units sold, making it the band's highest-charting album since Wonderland in 2001. The album dropped in its second week of release down to No. 16.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Modern Nature received a score of 80, based on 16 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[12] Writing for Exclaim!, Lisa Sookraj described the album as "a fluid release, a chilled-out, soulful take on the Charlatans' psychedelic sound complemented by muted horns and jazzy keys."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Talking in Tones"4:41
2."So Oh"4:09
3."Come Home Baby"3:56
4."Keep Enough"4:18
5."In the Tall Grass"3:50
6."Emilie"3:18
7."Let the Good Times Be Never Ending"6:30
8."I Need You to Know"4:39
9."Lean In"3:44
10."Trouble Understanding"4:07
11."Lot to Say"3:33

Personnel[edit]

The Charlatans
  • Tim Burgess – lead vocals
  • Tony Rogers – Hammond Organ, Piano, Melotron backing vocals
  • Mark Collins – guitar
  • Martin Blunt – bass
"Walk With Me" (bonus track) Deluxe Edition
  • CJ Allen - vocals
  • Dan Oakey - vocals
  • Eleanor Southwell - vocals
  • David Longdon - vocals
  • Vin Whyte - vocals
Additional personnel
  • Peter Salisbury – drums (tracks 1, 2, 5, 8, and 9)
  • Gabriel Gurnsey – drums (tracks 3, 7, 10, and 11)
  • Stephen Morris – drums (track 6)
  • Dave Tolan – drums (track 4)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (26 January 2015). "The Charlatans – Modern Nature". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  2. ^ Smith, Mat (12 January 2015). "The Charlatans – Modern Nature". Clash. Music Republic Ltd. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  3. ^ Townsend, Martin (25 January 2015). "Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors, The Charlatans and Meghan Trainor: Album reviews". Daily Express. Northern & Shell. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  4. ^ Brown, Helen (25 January 2015). "The Charlatans, Modern Nature, review: 'warms the bones'". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  5. ^ Gourlay, Dom (19 January 2015). "Album Review: The Charlatans – Modern Nature". Drowned in Sound. Silentway. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b Sookraj, Lisa (17 April 2015). "Charlatans UK - Modern Nature". Exclaim!. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  7. ^ Bakare, Lanre (22 January 2015). "The Charlatans: Modern Nature review – cheerful songs tinged with sadness". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Albums of the week (Jan 23-29)". London Evening Standard. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  9. ^ Scott, Hayley (January 2015). "Modern Nature by The Charlatans". Loud and Quiet. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  10. ^ Marsh, Graeme (21 January 2015). "The Charlatans – Modern Nature". musicOMH. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Charlatans. Modern Nature". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "Reviews for Modern Nature". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 22 November 2016.

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