People and Things

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People and Things
People and Things.jpg
Cover Artwork by Patrick Concepción
Studio album by Jack's Mannequin
Released October 4, 2011
Recorded Santa Monica, California
Genre Alternative rock
Length 40:32
Label Sire
Producer Jim Scott, Rob Cavallo, Andrew McMahon
Jack's Mannequin chronology
The Glass Passenger
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People and Things
(2011)
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Singles from People and Things
  1. "My Racing Thoughts"
    Released: August 2, 2011
  2. "Release Me"
    Released: November 8, 2011

People and Things is the third and final studio album by American rock band Jack's Mannequin. It was released through Sire Records on October 4, 2011 in the United States, where it debuted at number one on Billboard Magazine's alternative rock albums chart and at number nine on Billboard's top 200 albums chart. "Release Me" impacted radio on November 8, 2011.[1] People and Things garnered favorable reviews and was hailed by Eric Allen of American Songwriter as "the most musically cohesive album in the band’s catalog thus far."[2] This is the last studio album by the band as they have disbanded in order for Andrew McMahon to focus more on his solo career.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 85%[4]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
American Songwriter 4/5 stars[2]
Seattle Post-Intelligencer (favorable)[6]
Sputnikmusic 4.0/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Andrew McMahon.

No. Title Additional Writer(s) Length
1. "My Racing Thoughts"   4:19
2. "Release Me"   3:16
3. "Television" Jaren Johnston 3:37
4. "Amy, I" Matt Thiessen 3:33
5. "Hey Hey Hey (We're All Gonna Die)"   3:37
6. "People, Running" Thiessen 3:40
7. "Amelia Jean"   2:54
8. "Platform Fire" Thiessen 3:31
9. "Hostage"   4:27
10. "Restless Dream"   3:55
11. "Casting Lines"   3:41
Total length: 40:32
Bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

  • Andrew McMahon – vocals, piano, percussion, keyboards
  • Bobby Anderson – guitars, background vocals, string arrangement, bass
  • Jay McMillan – drums, percussion
  • Tim Pierce - guitars
  • Chris Chaney- bass
  • Jim Wirt - bass
  • Jamie Muhoberac - keyboards, B3
  • Phil Parlapiano - B3
  • Patrick Warren - keyboards, arranging
  • Jim Scott - anvil
  • Brandi Carlile - background vocals
  • Marisa Kuney - violin
  • Jeanie Lim - viola
  • Mary Ginger Murphy - cello

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. November 1, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Eric Allen (October 13, 2011). "Jack's Mannequin: People and Things". American Songwriter. 
  3. ^ "Critic Reviews for People and Things - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Nassiff, Thomas (October 2, 2011). "Jack's Mannequin - People and Things". AbsolutePunk. Archived from the original on October 6, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ Andrew Leahey (2011-10-03). "Jack's Mannequin - People and Things". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  6. ^ Megan Rozell (2011-10-08). "Music Review: Jack Mannequin - People and Things". Seattle PI. Retrieved 2011-10-08. 
  7. ^ Steve M. (2011-10-03). "Jack's Mannequin - People and Things". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-13.