Spreading Rumours

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Spreading Rumours
Spreading Rumours Album Art.jpg
Studio album by Grouplove
Released September 17, 2013 (US)
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, indie pop, synthpop
Length 50:16
Label Canvasback/Atlantic
Producer Ryan Rabin
Grouplove chronology
Never Trust a Happy Song
(2011)Never Trust a Happy Song2011
Spreading Rumours
(2013)
Big Mess
(2016)Big Mess2016
Singles from Spreading Rumours
  1. "Ways to Go"
    Released: June 10, 2013
  2. "Shark Attack"
    Released: December 2, 2013
  3. "I'm With You"
    Released: 2014

Spreading Rumours is the second studio album by the indie rock band Grouplove.[1] It was released on September 17, 2013.[2] Their single "I'm With You" featured as soundtrack in EA Sports game, FIFA 14.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 57/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[4]

The album received mixed-to-positive reviews both from critics and fans. Critics generally thought that the album's individual songs were usually fun, however the album as a whole was criticised for being too long and not flowing well. According to review aggregator site Metacritic, Spreading Rumours received an average critic review score of 56/100, based on ten reviews. The album received an 8/10 from users however, indicating a more positive reception.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200.[5] and No. 7 on Top Rock Albums for charts dated October 5, 2013,[6] selling 16,000 copies in the first week. The album has sold 80,000 copies in the US as of August 2016. [7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I'm with You" 5:33
2. "Borderlines and Aliens" 3:50
3. "Schoolboy" 3:52
4. "Ways to Go" 3:35
5. "Shark Attack" 3:58
6. "Sit Still" 4:04
7. "Hippy Hill" 2:56
8. "What I Know" 3:54
9. "Didn't Have to Go" 3:44
10. "Bitin' the Bullet" 4:08
11. "News to Me" 3:46
12. "Raspberry" 3:15
13. "Save the Party" 3:31

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 18
US Billboard 200[10] 21
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[11] 5
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[12] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thompson (September 8, 2013). "First Listen: Grouplove, 'Spreading Rumours'". NPR. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mikael Wood (September 17, 2013). "Grouplove is beyond 'Tongue Tied' in new album 'Spreading Rumours'". L.A. Times. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Spreading Rumours by Grouplove". Metacritic. September 17, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ Collar, Matt. "Spreading Rumours - Grouplove". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. October 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Top Rock Albums". Billboard. October 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on August 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Spreading Rumours". Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Grouplove – Spreading Rumours". Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Grouplove – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Grouplove.
  11. ^ "Grouplove – Chart history" Billboard Top Alternative Albums for Grouplove.
  12. ^ "Grouplove – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Grouplove.