These Times (SafetySuit album)

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These Times
These Times Cover.png
Studio album by SafetySuit
Released January 10, 2012
January 3, 2012 (iTunes exclusive)
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 42:21
Label Universal Republic
Producer
SafetySuit chronology
Life Left to Go
(2008)
These Times
(2012)
Hallelujah EP
(2012)
Singles from These Times
  1. "Get Around This"
    Released: April 19, 2011
  2. "Let Go"
    Released: September 20, 2011
  3. "These Times"
    Released: January 3, 2012

These Times is the second studio album by American rock band SafetySuit, released on January 10, 2012, through Universal Republic Records. The album follows their 2008 debut Life Left to Go. It was released exclusively through iTunes on January 3, 2012, before a wide release the following week.[2] These Times was produced by Howard Benson, Ryan Tedder, and Espionage, along with several self-produced songs, departing from their previous work with producer Greg Archilla. The album reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it their highest charting album to date.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Douglas Brown; all music composed by Brown, except where noted.

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Believe" Howard Benson 4:31
2. "Get Around This" (Douglas Brown, Amund Bjorklund, Espen Lind) Espionage 3:32
3. "Let Go" (Brown, Ryan Tedder) Tedder, Noel Zancanella 3:20
4. "Staring at It" SafetySuit 4:17
5. "These Times" Benson 4:12
6. "Never Stop" Benson 3:35
7. "One Time" Benson 2:57
8. "Crash" SafetySuit 2:52
9. "Stranger" Benson 3:11
10. "Things to Say" (Brown, Bjorklund, Lind) Espionage 3:52
11. "Life In the Pain" SafetySuit 5:58
Total length: 42:21
Bonus Track Version
No. Title Producer Length
12. "You Don't See Me" SafetySuit 3:39

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]
ARTISTdirect 4.5/5 stars[5]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[6]

These Times received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Rick Florino of ARTISTdirect describes the album as "a catchy, captivating, and classy outing from modern rock's finest young outfit" that "is the first must-have album of 2012".[5] Gregory Heaney of AllMusic rated the album three out of five stars and states: "The album finds the band taking a more spacious approach to the genre, surrounding their heartfelt, midtempo jams in a warm blanket of reverb and keyboards, giving them a real sense of depth."[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 37
US Billboard 200[8] 7
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[9] 2
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[10] 3

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic[11]

Release history[edit]

Source: Amazon.com[1]

Region Date Format(s) Label
United States January 10, 2012 Universal Republic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "These Times: Safetysuit: Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B005JLN9VM. Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Daily Dish » SafetySuit Spotlighted With iTUNES Exclusive Week Of January 3". Popyoularity. December 1, 2011. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ "SafetySuit - Chart history - Billboard". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory. "These Times - SafetySuit — Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Florino, Rick (January 4, 2012). "Safetysuit "These Times" Review". ARTISTdirect. Retrieved December 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ Mansfield, Brian (January 10, 2012). "Listen Up: SafetySuit, Little Willies, Yo Gotti". USA Today. Retrieved December 31, 2015. 
  7. ^ "SafetySuit – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for SafetySuit.
  8. ^ "SafetySuit – Chart history" Billboard 200 for SafetySuit.
  9. ^ "SafetySuit – Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for SafetySuit.
  10. ^ "SafetySuit – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for SafetySuit.
  11. ^ "These Times - SafetySuit - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved December 30, 2015.