Ti Amo (album)

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Ti Amo
Ti Amo - Phoenix.png
Studio album by
Released9 June 2017 (2017-06-09)
Recorded2014–2017[1]
StudioLa Gaîté Lyrique (Paris)[1]
Genre
Length36:36
Label
Producer
Phoenix chronology
Bankrupt!
(2013)
Ti Amo
(2017)
Singles from Ti Amo
  1. "J-Boy"
    Released: 27 April 2017[4]
  2. "Ti Amo"
    Released: 18 May 2017[5]

Ti Amo is the sixth studio album by French band Phoenix. It was released on 9 June 2017 by Loyauté and Glassnote Records.[6] Recording began in 2014 at La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris,[1][3] an arts centre that was built at the site of a theatre.[1][7] The band promoted the album by releasing two singles and embarking on a world tour. "J-Boy" was the first single, released on 27 April 2017, and "Ti Amo" was the second, released on 18 May. The album received generally positive reviews from critics. It was a modest commercial success, peaking at number 17 in France and within the top 40 in Australia, Belgium, and Switzerland.

Composition[edit]

Ti Amo has been described as featuring synth-pop and Italo disco throughout.[8] Phoenix said in a press release that the album is about "our European, Latin roots, a fantasized version of Italy", and that the songs focus on "simple, pure emotions: love, desire, lust, and innocence".[1] Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz commented that the album recalls "summer and Italian discos".[7] Daniel Glass, head of Glassnote Records, stated: "I think the record came out of darkness, out of concern. But what's resulted is this incredibly colorful record."[7]

Promotion[edit]

The first single, "J-Boy", was released on 27 April 2017, and debuted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show.[4] The New York Times noted the song's "midtempo disco pulse",[7] and it was named "Best New Track" by Pitchfork.[9] It was performed live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on 2 May.[3] The title track was released as the second single on 18 May 2017.[5] It was premiered at a concert in Antwerp in April 2017, along with "J-Boy", "Lovelife" and "Role Model".[10] "Goodbye Soleil" was released for streaming on 2 June.[11]

Phoenix toured North America from 12 May to 15 June 2017, concluding at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.[12] They then toured Europe and Asia in support of the album until September.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[13]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[14]
Consequence of SoundB+[8]
Exclaim!8/10[15]
The Guardian3/5 stars[16]
Pitchfork7.0/10[17]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[18]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, based on 23 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[13]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.
Consequence of Sound Top 50 Albums of 2017
2017
43
Les Inrockuptibles Best 100 Albums of 2017
2017
16
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2017
2017
43

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Phoenix.

No.TitleLength
1."J-Boy"4:08
2."Ti Amo"3:25
3."Tuttifrutti"3:52
4."Fior di Latte"4:03
5."Lovelife"2:31
6."Goodbye Soleil"3:55
7."Fleur de Lys"3:43
8."Role Model"4:35
9."Via Veneto"2:41
10."Telefono"3:43
Total length:36:36

Sample credits[22]

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album liner notes.[22]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[23] 36
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[24] 69
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[25] 53
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[26] 30
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[27] 59
French Albums (SNEP)[28] 17
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[29] 50
Irish Albums (IRMA)[30] 74
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[31] 70
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[32] 7
Scottish Albums (OCC)[33] 82
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[34] 80
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[35] 28
UK Albums (OCC)[36] 83
US Billboard 200[37] 42
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[38] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[39] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Russia (NFPF)[40] Platinum 20,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Pierrick Devin | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Russell, Scott (27 April 2017). "Phoenix Detail Ti Amo, Share Irresistible Lead Single "J-Boy"". Paste. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b May, Emma (27 April 2017). "Phoenix Return With New Song 'J-Boy'". Spin. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  5. ^ a b Fu, Eddie (19 May 2017). "Phoenix unveil new song 'Ti Amo' — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Ti Amo by Phoenix on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d Ringen, Jonathan (24 April 2017). "Phoenix's New Album Arrives in a Darker World, but the Beat Goes On". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  8. ^ a b Clark, Tyler (9 June 2017). "Phoenix – Ti Amo | Album Reviews". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  9. ^ Berman, Stuart (27 April 2017). "'J-Boy' by Phoenix Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  10. ^ Kreps, Daniel (24 April 2017). "Phoenix Announce New Album 'Ti Amo'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  11. ^ Yoo, Noah (2 June 2017). "Stream Phoenix's New Song 'Goodbye Soleil'". Pitchfork. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  12. ^ Kreps, Daniel (27 March 2017). "Phoenix Announce First North American Tour in Three Years". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Ti Amo by Phoenix". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  14. ^ Phares, Heather. "Ti Amo – Phoenix". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  15. ^ Hudson, Alex (8 June 2017). "Phoenix Ti Amo". Exclaim!. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  16. ^ Mumford, Gwilym (9 June 2017). "Phoenix: Ti Amo review – kings of cool blow hot and cold". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  17. ^ Hogan, Marc (8 June 2017). "Phoenix: Ti Amo Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  18. ^ Dolan, Jon (8 June 2017). "Review: Phoenix's 'Ti Amo'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
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  21. ^ "NME's Albums of the Year 2017". NME. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
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  30. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Phoenix". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  31. ^ "ティ・アーモ | フェニックス". Oricon. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  32. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  33. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
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  40. ^ "Russia certifications 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 30 October 2018.