Voices (Phantogram album)

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Voices
Voices album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)
Recorded2013
Genre
Length43:52
LabelRepublic
ProducerPhantogram, John Hill
Phantogram chronology
Eyelid Movies
(2010)
Voices
(2014)
Three
(2016)
Singles from Voices
  1. "Fall in Love"
    Released: December 10, 2013
  2. "Nothing But Trouble"
    Released: January 14, 2014
  3. "Black Out Days"
    Released: June 3, 2014

Voices is the second studio album by American electronic rock duo Phantogram, released February 18, 2014 by Republic Records.[1] It was produced by the band and John Hill. Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips contributed to the song "Never Going Home".[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press4.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB[5]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[6]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[7]
The Observer3/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork6.0/10[9]
PopMatters8/10[10]
Q3/5 stars[11]
Spin8/10[12]

The album received a Metacritic score of 74 out of 100 based on 23 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews.[3] Alternative Press critic Reed Fischer rated the album 4.5 out of 5 stars, saying that Phantogram "pull away from the pack" on their latest album, and that their "electronic and electric guitar alchemy has simultaneously become more infectious and complex than ever before".

The album debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200,[13] and No. 3 on Top Rock Albums,[14] selling around 20,000 in the first week. The album sold 115,000 copies in the United States as of July 2016.[15]

In media[edit]

"Black Out Days" was featured in the "Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me" (2014) episode of How to Get Away with Murder and the "Impractical Applications" (2016) episode of The Magicians.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Nothing But Trouble"4:06
2."Black Out Days"3:47
3."Fall in Love"3:44
4."Never Going Home"4:36
5."The Day You Died"3:51
6."Howling at the Moon"3:58
7."Bad Dreams"4:20
8."Bill Murray"3:36
9."I Don't Blame You"3:29
10."Celebrating Nothing"3:48
11."My Only Friend"4:36
Total length:43:52

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[16] 11
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[17] 3
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[18] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Top Rock Albums[19] 68
US Alternative Albums (Billboard)[20] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minsker, Evan (9 December 2013). "Phantogram Announce New Album Voices, Share "Fall in Love"". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media Inc. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Fischer, Reed (March 2014). "Phantogram: Voices". Alternative Press (308): 93. ISSN 1065-1667.
  3. ^ a b "Voices by Phantogram". Metacritic. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Voices – Phantogram". AllMusic. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  5. ^ Zaleski, Annie (February 18, 2014). "Electropop duo Phantogram comes into its own on album No. 2". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Anderson, Kyle; Rahman, Ray (February 14, 2014). "Albums: February 21, 2014". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Carroll, Jim (March 21, 2014). "Phantogram: Voices". The Irish Times. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Mardles, Paul (June 29, 2014). "Voices review – Phantogram's giddy blend of electro and aching vocals". The Observer. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Berman, Stuart (February 18, 2014). "Phantogram: Voices". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  10. ^ Stevens, Nathan (February 17, 2014). "Phantogram: Voices". PopMatters. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Phantogram: Voices". Q (337): 112. August 2014.
  12. ^ Spanos, Brittany (February 14, 2014). "Phantogram Conjure Their Own Spell of Warm, Eerie, Nightmarish Melancholia on 'Voices'". Spin. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "The Billboard 200". Billboard. March 8, 2014.
  14. ^ "Top Rock Albums". Billboard. March 8, 2014.
  15. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on July 2, 2016.
  16. ^ "Phantogram Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Phantogram Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Phantogram Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Top Rock Albums: Year End 2014". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  20. ^ "Alternative Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 16 January 2015. (subscription required)