Red Kite (Sarah Cracknell album)

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Red Kite
Studio album by Sarah Cracknell
Released June 2015
Genre pop, baroque pop[1]
Length 37:03
Label Cherry Red Records
Producer Carwyn Ellis, Seb Lewsley, Mason Neely
Sarah Cracknell chronology
Kelly's Locker
(2000)Kelly's Locker2000
Red Kite
(2015)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[4]
The Observer4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork7.1/10[6]

Red Kite is the second solo album from British singer-songwriter and Saint Etienne lead singer Sarah Cracknell.

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Red Kite received an average score of 78% based on 9 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."On the Swings"Sarah Cracknell, Carwyn Ellis3:51
2."Nothing Left to Talk About" (Special guest vocal: Nicky Wire)Sarah Cracknell, Lawrence Oakley, Mark Waterfield2:52
3."In the Dark"Carwyn Ellis, Sarah Cracknell3:53
4."Ragdoll"Sarah Cracknell, Robin Bennett3:02
5."Underneath the Stars"Sarah Cracknell, Noah Kelly3:15
6."Hearts Are For Breaking"Sarah Cracknell , Oakley, Waterfield3:00
7."Take the Silver" (featuring The Rails)Sarah Cracknell, Robin Bennett2:32
8."The Mutineer"Ian McCutcheon3:25
9."I Close My Eyes"Sarah Cracknell, Carwyn Ellis, Pete Wiggs3:05
10."It’s Never Too Late"Carwyn Ellis, Sarah Cracknell2:46
11."I Am Not Your Enemy"Carwyn Ellis, Sarah Cracknell3:11
12."Favourite Chair"Sarah Cracknell, Carwyn Ellis2:11

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Etienne's Sarah Cracknell Announces New Album Red Kite, Shares "On the Swings" - Pitchfork". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Red Kite by Sarah Cracknell". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  3. ^ Gibsone, Harriet (June 11, 2015). "Pop and rock Sarah Cracknell: Red Kite review – chic whimsy with a heavy heart". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ Murphy, John (June 11, 2015). "Sarah Cracknell – Red Kite". musicOMH. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  5. ^ Mardles, Paul (June 14, 2015). "Sarah Cracknell: Red Kite review – like a 1960s gem unearthed in a junk shop". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  6. ^ St. Asaph, Katherine (June 15, 2015). "Sarah Cracknell: Red Kite". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Sarah Cracknell | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 22 June 2015.