Record Collection (album)

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Record Collection
Mark Ronson Record Collection.jpg
Studio album by
Released24 September 2010
Genre
Length47:23
Label
ProducerMark Ronson
Mark Ronson chronology
Version
(2007)
Record Collection
(2010)
Uptown Special
(2015)
Singles from Record Collection
  1. "Bang Bang Bang"
    Released: 9 July 2010
  2. "The Bike Song"
    Released: 17 September 2010
  3. "Somebody to Love Me"
    Released: 26 November 2010

Record Collection is the third studio album by music producer Mark Ronson. The album was released under the moniker Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. and was released on 27 September 2010 in the UK and on 28 September 2010 in the US.

Singles[edit]

  • "Bang Bang Bang" was the first single released from the album, on 9 July 2010. The single peaked at number 6 on the UK Singles Chart, marking Ronson's fourth Top 10 hit; as well as peaking at number 18 on the Irish Singles Chart.
  • "The Bike Song" was the second single released, on 17 September 2010.
  • "Somebody to Love Me" was the third single released. It was to be released on 6 December 2010, however due to high interest in the single, it was moved forward to 26 November 2010.[1]
  • "Record Collection" also appeared in EA Sports game, FIFA 11 featuring Simon LeBon and Wiley.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubA-[4]
Clash6/10[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[6]
NME7/10[7]
Pitchfork Media(5.4/10)[8]
Popmatters7/10 discs[9]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[11]
Spin7/10[12]

Record Collection was generally well-received by critics. It holds a score of 70 on Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable reviews." The AV Club′s Marc Hawthorne assigned the album a grade of A-, saying: "Ronson raised the bar pretty high by making the synth fantasy “Bang Bang Bang” the lead single and placing it first on the album... but there’s enough big-bang boom throughout to make Record Collection feel complete." Other positive reviews came from Entertainment Weekly, who described the album as "impressively varied" and added that "Ronson’s got the production chops to hold it all together;" and AllMusic, who praised the album as "one of the best albums of [Ronson's] career." A review from Pitchfork writer Stephen M. Deusner was mixed – "It's a bit too clipped and choppy to be especially funky," he wrote, "but it does keep things fleet and agile as Ronson introduces and develops new ideas, revealing a musical curiosity that Version seemed to preclude." Other reviews, while praising guests such as Boy George and Rose Elinir Dougall, were unimpressed by Ronson's stylistic approach. Dot Music described the album as "disappointingly weak," while Uncut noted that the album's guests were the only thing that "save[s] the venture from total ignominy."

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Bang Bang Bang" (featuring Q-Tip and MNDR)3:53
2."Lose It (In the End)" (featuring Ghostface Killah and Alex Greenwald)2:25
3."The Bike Song" (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spank Rock)4:25
4."Somebody to Love Me" (featuring Boy George and Andrew Wyatt)
4:58
5."You Gave Me Nothing" (featuring Rose Elinor Dougall and Andrew Wyatt)
  • Ronson
  • Pierce
4:00
6."The Colour of Crumar"Ronson1:28
7."Glass Mountain Trust" (featuring D'Angelo)
3:46
8."Circuit Breaker"
  • Ronson
  • Greenwald
  • Shimon Nolfo
4:24
9."Introducing the Business" (featuring Pill and London Gay Men's Chorus)
  • Ronson
  • Greenwald
  • Axelrod
  • Brenneck
  • Tyrone Rivers
3:42
10."Record Collection" (featuring Simon Le Bon and Wiley)
  • Ronson
  • Greenwald
  • Hodgson
  • Richard Cowie
3:49
11."Selector"
  • Ronson
  • Greenwald
1:06
12."Hey Boy" (featuring Rose Elinor Dougall and Theophilus London)
  • Ronson
  • Kai Fish
  • Theophilus London III
3:34
13."Missing Words"
  • Ronson
  • Greenwald
  • Movshon
1:29
14."The Night Last Night" (featuring Rose Elinor Dougall and Alex Greenwald)
  • Ronson
  • Greenwald
  • Rose Elinor Dougall
  • Charles Waller
4:24

Personnel[edit]

(All information provided by Mark Ronson's website)

The Business Intl.[edit]

  • Mark Ronson - guitar, percussion, keyboards, drum machine, bass, bells, lead vocals on "Lose It (In the End)", co-lead vocals on "Record Collection"
  • Nick Movshon - bass, drums
  • Victor Axelrod - keyboards, percussion
  • Homer Steinwess - drums
  • Rose Elinor Dougall - keyboards, co-lead vocals on "You Gave Me Nothing", lead vocals on "Hey Boy", backing vocals on "The Night Last Night" and "Sound of Plastic"

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Kamaal "Q-Tip" Fareed - rapping on "Bang, Bang, Bang"
  • Amanda Warner - lead vocals, keyboards & programming on "Bang, Bang, Bang"
  • Nick Hodgson - backing vocals on "Bang, Bang, Bang"
  • Ghostface Killah - rapping on "Lose It (In the End)"
  • Thomas Brenneck - lead guitar on "Lose It (In the End)", bass on "Hey Boy"
  • Alex Greenwald - percussion on "Lose It (In the End)", keyboards on "Circuit Breaker" and "Record Collection", lead vocals on "The Night Last Night"
  • Kyle Falconer - lead vocals and bells on "The Bike Song"
  • Spank Rock - rapping on "The Bike Song" and "Sound of Plastic"
  • Boy George - lead vocals on "Somebody to Love Me"
  • Andrew Wyatt - backing vocals on "Somebody to Love Me", lead vocals on "You Gave Me Nothing"
  • D'Angelo - lead vocals on "Glass Mountain Trust"
  • Teeko - turntables on "Circuit Breaker"
  • Pill - rapping on "Introducing the Business"
  • London Gay Men's Chorus - backing vocals on "Introducing the Business"
  • Nick Rhodes - keyboards on "Record Collection", all instruments on "Sound of Plastic"
  • Simon Le Bon - co-lead vocals on "Record Collection"
  • Wiley - rapping on "Record Collection"
  • Theophilus London - rapping and toasting on "Hey Boy"
  • Jamie Reynolds - vocals on "Sound of Plastic"
  • Anthony Rossomando - vocals on "Sound of Plastic"

Production credits[edit]

Album cover[edit]

The cover, credited to art directors Gerard Saint and Mat Maitland, made reference to several famous record covers, notably Rio by Duran Duran (whose members, Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes, appeared on the album).

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010)[16] Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 6
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 61
Dutch Albums Chart 67
European Top 100 Albums[17] 9
Irish Albums Chart 16
New Zealand Albums Chart 33
Swiss Albums Chart 40
UK Albums Chart[18] 2
UK Download Chart[19] 1
US Top Alternative Albums[20] 20
US Billboard 200[21] 81

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Ireland[22] 24 September 2010 CD, digital download Columbia
United Kingdom[23] 27 September 2010 88697736332
Poland[24] 27 September 2010 65011089
United States[25] 28 September 2010
Canada

References[edit]

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  8. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. "Album Reviews: Mark Ronson: Record Collection". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2010-10-14.
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