Pharmacy (album)

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Pharmacy
Pharmacy by Galantis.jpg
Studio album by Galantis
Released 8 June 2015 (2015-06-08)
Recorded 2013–15
Genre
Length 49:24
Label
Producer
Galantis chronology
Galantis
(2014)Galantis2014
Pharmacy
(2015)
The Aviary
(2017)The Aviary2017
Singles from Pharmacy
  1. "You"
    Released: 1 April 2014
  2. "Runaway (U & I)"
    Released: 5 October 2014
  3. "Gold Dust"
    Released: 23 February 2015[1][2]
  4. "Peanut Butter Jelly"
    Released: 20 April 2015
  5. "In My Head"
    Released: 30 October 2015
  6. "Louder, Harder, Better"
    Released: 12 February 2016

Pharmacy is the debut studio album by Swedish electronic music duo Galantis,[3] released on 8 June 2015.[4][5] The album features six singles ("Runaway (U & I)", "You", "Peanut Butter Jelly", "Gold Dust", "In My Head" and "Louder, Harder, Better").

Artwork[edit]

Overall, four "Seafoxes" are included in the album artwork. The cover features a unique Seafox, only seen on the album artwork.

The booklet features a Seafox also used for the "You" single artwork, and also appears on the cover of the Galantis EP.

The inside panel of the digipak features a Seafox used for the "Peanut Butter Jelly" single artwork, and also the YouTube audio for "Louder, Harder, Better".

Behind the CD tray is a Seafox also used to front the "Gold Dust" single artwork, and also appears on the cover of the Galantis EP.

The booklet included also includes a picture of Galantis themselves (Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson, Linus "Style of Eye" Eklöw), standing back to back.

Singles[edit]

The first single "You" was originally on their self-titled EP and currently has over eight million plays on Spotify. However, it was not intended to promote Pharmacy, making "Runaway (U & I)" the album's first official single. Galantis released the single "Gold Dust" on 19 February 2015 as the album second official single. It reached number one on Hype Machine's Popular Chart.[6] "Peanut Butter Jelly" was later released as the third official single on the pre-release of the album[7] on 20 April 2015. "In My Head" was released as the album's fourth official single on 30 October 2015 and "Louder, Harder, Better" was released as the album's fifth official single on 12 February 2016.

Critical reception[edit]

John Cameron from We Got This Covered gave Pharmacy 3.5/5 stars stating, "Galantis may have set our expectations a little too high with their 2014 releases" (referencing "Runaway (U & I)", 'You" and "Smile"), and added that although the album's production values were good, "most of the songs seem to lack originality". Cameron also mentioned that the tracks on Pharmacy are "not poorly done by any means – it's just that very few of the new ones are all that memorable."[8] A more positive review came from Lucas Sachs from Your EDM, as he gave the album a "respectable 8.5/10" pointing out tracks "Louder, Harder, Better" and "Firebird" as his "two new songs from this album that stick out to me due to their excellence in production and writing." He wrote that "Louder, Harder, Better" encompasses all that Galantis stands for, and that "Firebird" was his favorite track on the album due to the nostalgic feeling in the lyrics and the added reverb on the word "bird".[9]

Tour[edit]

On May 21, 2015 Galantis began their summer festival tour in support of Pharmacy which ended on August 6, 2015. There were 22 dates on the tour in total. There were performances in multiple continents including Europe and North America.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Pharmacy
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Forever Tonight"3:37
2."Gold Dust"
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
3:55
3."In My Head"
  • C. Karlsson
  • Eklow
  • Koitzsch
  • Jonback
  • Decilveo
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
3:40
4."Runaway (U & I)"
  • C. Karlsson
  • Eklow
  • Koitzsch
  • Anton Rudberg
  • Julia Karlsson
  • Dennis
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
3:47
5."Dancin' to the Sound of a Broken Heart"
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
3:38
6."Louder, Harder, Better"
  • C. Karlsson
  • Eklow
  • Koitzsch
  • Dennis
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
4:26
7."Kill 'Em with the Love"
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
3:42
8."Call If You Need Me"
  • C. Karlsson
  • Eklow
  • Koitzsch
  • Elof Loelv
  • Al Fakir
  • Pontare
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
4:01
9."Peanut Butter Jelly"
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
  • The Young Professionals[b]
3:24
10."Firebird"
  • C. Karlsson
  • Eklow
  • Koitzsch
  • Jonback
  • Sorbara
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
4:08
11."Don't Care"
  • C. Karlsson
  • Eklow
  • Koitzsch
  • Ivo de Jong
  • Marc Van Osterbaan
  • Leon Jean-Marie
  • Michael Jenner
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
  • East & Young[a]
3:45
12."You"
  • C. Karlsson
  • Eklow
  • Pontare
  • Carli Lof
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
3:41
13."Water"
  • C. Karlsson
  • Eklow
  • Koitzsch
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Timothy Gordine
  • Galantis
  • Svidden[a]
3:40

Notes[11]

  • The CD is packaged only as a digipak.
  • Track 1 features uncredited vocals from Jennifer Decilveo and Stephen Simmonds.
  • Track 2 features uncredited vocals from Vincent Pontare.
  • Track 3 features uncredited vocals from Vincent Pontare and Jennifer Decilveo.
  • Track 4 features uncredited vocals from Cathy Dennis and Julia Karlsson.
  • Track 5 features uncredited vocals from Nicole "Coco" Morier and Vincent Pontare.
  • Track 6 features uncredited vocals from Cathy Dennis.
  • Track 7 features uncredited vocals from Vincent Pontare.
  • Track 8 features uncredited vocals from Blackbear and Vincent Pontare.
  • Track 9 features sampled production work from 1974 song "Kiss My Love Goodbye" by Bettye Swann.
  • Track 9 features uncredited vocals from Martina Sorbara, who is known for being one of the members of Dragonette.
  • Track 10 features uncredited vocals from Martina Sorbara.
  • Track 11 features uncredited vocals from Leon Jean-Marie and production works from East & Young.
  • Track 12 features production work and uncredited vocals from Vincent Pontare.
  • Track 13 features uncredited vocals from Andrew Jackson.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[12] 38
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 128
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[14] 98
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 136
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 48
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[17] 44
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[18] 33
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[19] 15
Scottish Albums (OCC)[20] 47
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[21] 7
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 71
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[23] 13
US Billboard 200[24] 45
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[25] 1
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[26] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2015/02/galantis-stream-forthcoming-single-gold-rush-ahead-release/ Retrieved July 16, 2015
  2. ^ http://thissongissick.com/blog/2015/galantis-gold-dust/#sthash.P9jWufx2.dpbs Retrieved July 16, 2015
  3. ^ "Pharmacy by Galantis - iTunes (U.S. Store)". iTunes. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  4. ^ Middleton, Ryan. "Galantis Announce Debut Album 'Pharmacy,' Release 'Peanut Butter Jelly'". Music Times. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  5. ^ "Galantis reveal 'Peanut Butter Jelly'; debut album now available for pre-order". April 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Galantis – "Gold Dust" (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum.
  7. ^ "Galantis Preview Debut LP 'Pharmacy' With New Single "Peanut Butter Jelly"". idiolater.
  8. ^ http://wegotthiscovered.com/music/galantis-pharmacy-review/. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  9. ^ http://www.youredm.com/2015/06/09/kaskade-who-the-new-kings-of-progressive-house-have-arrived-album-review/. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  10. ^ http://www.musictimes.com/articles/38311/20150512/galantis-2015-summer-pharmacy-global-tour-dates.htm Received July 5, 2015
  11. ^ Pharmacy CD liner notes (2015). Big Beat, Atlantic. Catalog no. 7567867117.
  12. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Galantis – Pharmacy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Galantis – Pharmacy" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Galantis Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Galantis – Pharmacy" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Galantis – Pharmacy" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Galantis: Pharmacy" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Galantis – Pharmacy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  19. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Galantis – Pharmacy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Galantis – Pharmacy". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Galantis | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  23. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  24. ^ "Galantis Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  25. ^ "Galantis Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  26. ^ "Galantis Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 June 2015.