Opus (Eric Prydz album)

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Opus
Opus Eric Prydz cover artwork.jpg
Studio album by
Released5 February 2016
Recorded2012–2015
Genre
Length124:50
LabelVirgin
ProducerEric Prydz
Eric Prydz chronology
Eric Prydz Presents Pryda
(2012)
Opus
(2016)
Singles from Opus
  1. "Every Day"
    Released: 15 October 2012
  2. "Liberate"
    Released: 3 June 2014
  3. "Generate"
    Released: 18 June 2015
  4. "Opus"
    Released: 17 August 2015
  5. "Breathe"
    Released: 8 January 2016
  6. "Last Dragon"
    Released: 2 February 2016

Opus is the debut studio album by Swedish DJ Eric Prydz. It was released on 5 February 2016 in Sweden through Virgin Records.[1] The album includes the singles "Every Day", "Liberate", "Generate", "Opus", "Breathe" and "Last Dragon".

Singles[edit]

"Every Day" was released as the lead single from the album on 15 October 2012, the song has charted in Belgium and the Netherlands. "Liberate" was released as the second single from the album on 3 June 2014, the song has charted in Belgium. "Generate" was released as the third single from the album on 18 June 2015. "Opus" was released as the fourth single from the album on 17 August 2015, the song has charted in Belgium. "Breathe" was released as the fifth single from the album on 8 January 2016. "Last Dragon" was released as the sixth single from the album on 2 February 2016.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork6.2/10[4]
Spin8/10[5]

Opus received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 72 based on 5 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Opus includes the following tracks.[6][7] The CD version is split across two discs, with 10 tracks on the first (ending with "Eclipse"), and nine on the second (beginning with "Sunset at Café Mambo").

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Liam"5:44
2."Black Dyce"Prydz6:17
3."Collider"Prydz5:23
4."Som Sas"Prydz6:37
5."Last Dragon"Prydz6:45
6."Moody Mondays" (featuring The Cut)
  • Prydz
  • Neil Ormandy
4:42
7."Floj"Prydz7:45
8."Trubble"Prydz7:48
9."Klepht"Prydz6:08
10."Eclipse"Prydz5:58
11."Sunset at Café Mambo"Prydz6:30
12."Breathe" (featuring Rob Swire)
3:09
13."Generate"7:11
14."Oddity"Prydz8:05
15."Mija" (Re-scored)Prydz6:31
16."Every Day"
  • Prydz
  • John Ciafone
  • Lem Springsteen
7:14
17."Liberate"
  • Prydz
  • Havelock
6:44
18."The Matrix"Prydz7:16
19."Opus"Prydz9:03
Total length:124:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 56
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 49
Scottish Albums (OCC)[11] 18
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 48
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 23
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[14] 1
US Billboard 200[15] 164
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[16] 1
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[17] 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Sweden 5 February 2016 Virgin
United States Astralwerks CD
Europe 4 April 2016 Virgin Vinyl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rishty, David (1 December 2015). "Eric Prydz Reveals 'OPUS' Release Date & Phase 1 of EPIC 4.0 Tour Dates". Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Opus by Eric Prydz". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Opus - Eric Prydz - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Eric Prydz: Opus". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Review: Eric Prydz, 'Opus'". 1 February 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Opus by Eric Prydz (USA)". iTunes. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Opus by Eric Prydz (UK)". iTunes. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  8. ^ Ryan, Gavin (13 February 2016). "ARIA Albums: Molly Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eric Prydz – Opus" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eric Prydz – Opus" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Eric Prydz – Opus". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Eric Prydz Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  16. ^ "Eric Prydz Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Eric Prydz Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 17 February 2016.