Something (Chairlift album)

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Something
Something cover.jpg
Studio album by Chairlift
Released January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
Genre
Length 41:39
Label
Producer Dan Carey and Alan Moulder
Chairlift chronology
Does You Inspire You
(2008)
Something
(2012)
Moth
(2016)
Singles from Something
  1. "Amanaemonesia"
    Released: August 16, 2011[1]
  2. "Sidewalk Safari"
    Released: October 18, 2011[2]
  3. "Met Before"
    Released: November 30, 2011[3]

Something is the second full-length album by American indie band Chairlift, released in the United States via Columbia Records on January 24, 2012,[4] and in the United Kingdom via Young Turks on January 23, 2012.[2] The first album since founding member Aaron Pfenning left the band in 2010, Something features production from Dan Carey and Alan Moulder.[5] The first single, "Amanaemonesia", was released as a 7" on August 16, 2011 via Terrible Records.[6] In March, 2012, an interactive video for "Met Before" was released. The video, directed by Jordan Fish, allows the viewer to determine the direction the main character takes.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sidewalk Safari"   3:50
2. "Wrong Opinion"   5:06
3. "I Belong in Your Arms"   3:27
4. "Take It Out On Me"   3:54
5. "Ghost Tonight"   3:07
6. "Cool as a Fire"   3:58
7. "Amanaemonesia"   5:00
8. "Met Before"   2:54
9. "Frigid Spring"   3:49
10. "Turning"   3:00
11. "Guilty as Charged"   3:34
Total length:
41:39

[7]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
The 405 8/10[9]
The A.V. Club A-[10]
Boston Phoenix 3.5/4 stars [11]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[12]
Electric Banana 3/5 stars[13]
Glide Magazine 4.5/5 stars[14]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[15]
NME 7/10[16]
Pitchfork 8/10[17]
PopMatters 7/10[18]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars [19]
Spin 7/10[20]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars(great)[21]

Something has been well received by music critics. In its first week, Something reached #184 on the Billboard 200 chart and #5 on the Top Heatseekers chart.[22]

The album was listed 9th on Stereogum's list of top 50 albums of 2012.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Coplan (October 13, 2011). "Chairlift readies Something for sophomore album". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  2. ^ a b Michael Cragg (October 20, 2011). "New Music: Chairlift - Sidewalk Safari". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  3. ^ a b Michael Cragg (March 2, 2012). "New music: Chairlift – Met Before". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  4. ^ Alex Hudson (October 13, 2011). "Chairlift announce sophomore album". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  5. ^ Laura Studarus (October 13, 2011). "Chairlift Announce New Album, "Something"". Under the Radar. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  6. ^ Natasha Moningka (September 7, 2011). "Watch: Chairlift’s "Amanaemonesia" Music Video". Under the Radar. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  7. ^ "Chairlift Something CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  8. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/something/chairlift
  9. ^ Tom Jowett (January 20, 2012). "Chairlift-Something". The 405. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  10. ^ Chris Martins (January 30, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-01-30. 
  11. ^ http://thephoenix.com/Boston/music/132580-chairlift-something/
  12. ^ Paul De Revere (January 20, 2012). "Album Review: Chairlift – Something". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  13. ^ Pete Huxley (January 21, 2012). "Chairlift – Something". Electric Banana. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  14. ^ Jeffrey Taylor (January 20, 2012). "CD Review: Chairlift Something". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  15. ^ Martyn Young (January 23, 2012). "Chairlift - Something". musicOMH. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  16. ^ "Chairlift - 'Something'". NME. January 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  17. ^ Matthew Perpetua (January 20, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  18. ^ Matt James (February 2, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  19. ^ "Slant review". 
  20. ^ Dan Weiss (January 2012). "Chairlift 'Something'". Spin. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  21. ^ Tom Monaghan (January 22, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  22. ^ "Something - Chairlift". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  23. ^ http://stereogum.com/1210661/stereogums-top-50-albums-of-2012/franchises/listomania/