VHS (album)

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VHS
VHS X ambassadors.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)
Recorded2013–2015
GenreElectro-pop,[1] Alternative rock,[2] Electronic rock[2]
Length47:14
Label
Producer
X Ambassadors chronology
The Reason
(2014)
VHS
(2015)
JOYFUL
(2018)
Singles from VHS
  1. "Jungle"
    Released: December 18, 2013
  2. "Renegades"
    Released: March 3, 2015
  3. "Unsteady"
    Released: October 13, 2015
  4. "Low Life"
    Released: June 28, 2016
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Alternative Addiction5/5 stars[3]
Billboard3/5 stars[2]
Brent Music Reviews3.5/5 stars[4]
Everything Mainstream5/5 stars[5]
Surviving the Golden Age5/10 stars[6]

VHS is the debut studio album by American rock band X Ambassadors, released on June 30, 2015 by KIDinaKORNER and Interscope Records. The album has spawned four singles: "Jungle", "Renegades", "Unsteady", and "Low Life". A special edition titled VHS 2.0 was released on June 10, 2016 with five additional tracks and the interludes removed.

Track listing[edit]

VHS – Standard edition
No.TitleLength
1."Y2K Time Capsule" (Interlude)0:31
2."Renegades"3:14
3."Moving Day" (Interlude)0:19
4."Unsteady"3:13
5."Hang On"3:00
6."Gorgeous"3:17
7."First Show" (Interlude)0:11
8."Fear" (featuring Imagine Dragons)2:41
9."Smoke" (Interlude)0:24
10."Nervous"3:33
11."Low Life" (featuring Jamie N Commons)4:40
12."Adam & Noah's Priorities" (Interlude)0:27
13."B.I.G."3:29
14."Feather"3:16
15."Superpower"3:12
16."Loveless"3:19
17."Jungle" (with Jamie N Commons)3:09
18."Good News on the Remix" (Interlude)0:51
19."Naked"3:21
20."VHS Outro" (Interlude)1:25
Total length:47:33


Personnel[edit]

X Ambassadors[edit]

  • Sam Harris - lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, saxophone, additional percussion
  • Casey Harris - piano, backing vocals, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Adam Levin - drums, percussion
  • Noah Feldshuh - bass and electric guitars, backing vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jamie N Commons - additional guitar and vocals (on "Jungle" and "Low Life")
  • Imagine Dragons - additional vocals and instrumentation (on "Fear")

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] Gold 40,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[17] Gold 10,000*
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United States 30 June 2015 [19]
United Kingdom 1 January 2016 Digital download [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic
  2. ^ a b c Hampp, Andrew (July 3, 2015). "Alt-Rockers X Ambassadors Take a Page From Imagine Dragons on 'VHS'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Album Review of VHS by X Ambassadors". Alternative Addiction. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "Overall, X Ambassadors' debut album is a strong showing". Brent Music Reviews. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Freecheck, Joel (June 22, 2015). "VHS – X Ambassadors, Everything Mainstream Album Review". Everything Mainstream. blog. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "The lyrics pop out, urging you to sing along as it distracts the fact that the music itself is quite mundane". Surviving the Golden Age. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "X Ambassadors - VHS - Target Exclusive". Target.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – X Ambassadors – VHS" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – X Ambassadors – VHS". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – X Ambassadors – VHS" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  13. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "Top Canadian Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  15. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – X Ambassadors – VHS". Music Canada.
  17. ^ "Polish album certifications – X Ambassadors – VHS" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  18. ^ "American album certifications – X Ambassadors – VHS". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  19. ^ "X Ambassadors - VHS [Explicit] - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com.
  20. ^ "iTunes - Music - VHS by X Ambassadors". iTunes Store (GB).