Singles (Future Islands album)

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Singles
Futureislands-singlesalbum.jpg
Studio album by Future Islands
Released March 24, 2014
Recorded August 2013
Studio Dreamland Studios, Hurley, New York
Genre Synthpop, new wave, indie pop
Length 42:11
Label 4AD
Producer Chris Coady
Future Islands chronology
On the Water
(2011)On the Water2011
Singles
(2014)
The Far Field
(2017)The Far Field2017
Singles from Singles
  1. "Seasons (Waiting on You)"
    Released: February 4, 2014
  2. "A Dream of You and Me"
    Released: February 3, 2015

Singles is the fourth studio album by American synthpop band Future Islands, released on March 24, 2014 through 4AD Records.[1] The album's lead single "Seasons (Waiting on You)" was picked as the best track of 2014 by NME, Pitchfork Media and Spin.[2][3][4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[6]
The Daily Telegraph4/5 stars[7]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[8]
The Guardian4/5 stars[9]
Mojo4/5 stars[10]
NME8/10[11]
Pitchfork8.0/10[12]
Q4/5 stars[13]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[14]
Spin8/10[15]

Singles received acclaim from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 82, based on 32 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Future Islands.

No.TitleLength
1."Seasons (Waiting on You)"3:46
2."Spirit"4:22
3."Sun in the Morning"3:48
4."Doves"3:28
5."Back in the Tall Grass"4:15
6."A Song for Our Grandfathers"4:55
7."Light House"4:47
8."Like the Moon"4:40
9."Fall from Grace"4:15
10."A Dream of You and Me"3:49

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014–16) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 60
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 51
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[18] 32
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 34
US Billboard 200[20] 40
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[21] 10
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[22] 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Silver 60,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singles by Future Islands". 4AD Records. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "NME's Top 50 Tracks Of 2014". NME. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The 100 Best Tracks of 2014". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The 101 Best Songs of 2014". Spin. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Reviews for Singles by Future Islands". Metacritic. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Singles – Future Islands". AllMusic. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ Brown, Helen (March 21, 2014). "Future Islands, Singles, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ Rahman, Ray (March 28, 2014). "Albums: April 4, 2014". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ Gibsone, Harriet (March 20, 2014). "Future Islands: Singles review – evangelical, overwrought AOR". The Guardian. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Future Islands: Singles". Mojo (245): 96. April 2014. 
  11. ^ Calvert, John (March 21, 2014). "Future Islands – 'Singles'". NME. Archived from the original on May 21, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ Larson, Jeremy D. (March 25, 2014). "Future Islands: Singles". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Future Islands: Singles". Q (334): 110. May 2014. 
  14. ^ Dolan, Jon (March 25, 2014). "Singles". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 
  15. ^ Weiss, Dan (March 25, 2014). "Future Islands Channel Synth-Pop Greats, William Shatner on 'Singles'". Spin. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  16. ^ Ryan, Gavin (February 7, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Taylor Swift Spends 9th Week On Top". Noise11. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Future islands – Singles" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  18. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Future islands – Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  19. ^ "Future islands | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  20. ^ "Future islands Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  21. ^ "Future islands Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  22. ^ "Future islands Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Future Islands – Singles". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 6, 2016.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Singles in the search field and then press Enter.