Ology (album)

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Ology
Ology by Gallant.jpg
Studio album by Gallant
Released April 6, 2016
Genre Alternative R&B
Length 52:41
Label
Singles from Ology
  1. "Weight in Gold"
    Released: June 26, 2015
  2. "Skipping Stones"
    Released: February 5, 2016
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Ology is the debut studio album by American singer Gallant. It was released on April 6, 2016, by Mind of a Genius Records and Warner Bros. Records.[3] The album was supported by the singles "Weight in Gold" and "Skipping Stones", featuring Jhené Aiko. The album debuted 24 on the US Billboard 200 chart.[4] Upon its release, Ology received positive reviews from most music critics, who complimented its innovative style and praised Gallant for his singing and songwriting.

Singles[edit]

His official debut single, titled "Weight in Gold" was released on June 26, 2015. The song was produced by Stint. The second single, "Skipping Stones", was released on February 5, 2016.

Critical reception[edit]

Ology received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 76, based on 5 reviews.[5] Allmusic writer Andy Kellman remarked that is "a debut full-length refreshingly bold enough to contain one guest appearance from a singer instead of several from rappers".[6] The Guardian writer Lenre Bakare noted that "if this is what R&B’s future looks like it’s brighter than ever".[7] In a mixed review Q Magazine's Eric Henderson found the album "not a straightforward journey, then, but still a rewarding one".

Accolades[edit]

Ology was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album, at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in 2017.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gallant.

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."First"Stint0:37
2."Talking to Myself"Stint3:57
3."Shotgun"Stint3:17
4."Bourbon"Josh Abraham, Oligee4:39
5."Bone + Tissue"Stint3:41
6."Oh, Universe"Patrizio Moi1:02
7."Weight in Gold"Stint3:23
8."Episode"Bordeaux4:36
9."Miyazaki"
  • Ebrahim Lakhani, Yannick Häzel Beaucaine
2:12
10."Counting"Stint4:34
11."Percogesic"Stint4:12
12."Jupiter"Maths Time Joy4:36
13."Open Up"Stint4:37
14."Skipping Stones" (featuring Jhené Aiko)3:04
15."Chandra"Patrizio Moi3:43
16."Last"Stint0:31
Total length:52:41

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