Voices (Phantogram album)

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Voices
Voices album cover.jpg
Studio album by Phantogram
Released February 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 43:52
Label Republic
Producer Phantogram, John Hill
Phantogram chronology
Eyelid Movies
(2011)Eyelid Movies2011
Voices
(2014)
Three
(2016)Three2016
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 album by American electronic rock duo Phantogram. The album was released through Republic Records on February 18, 2014.[1] Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips contributed to the song "Never Going Home".[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press 4.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound B−[5]
Pitchfork Media 6/10 [6]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars [7]

The album received a Metacritic score of 74 out of 100 based on 23 critics, indicating generally favorable reviews.[3] At Alternative Press, Reed Fischer rated the album four-and-a-half out of five 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 Billboard 200,[8] and No. 3 on Top Rock Albums,[9] selling around 20,000 in the first week. The album has sold 115,000 copies in the United States as of July 2016.[10]

In media[edit]

"Black Out Days" is played at the end of The Magicians episode "Impractical Applications". It is also played in the ninth episode of the first season of How to Get Away With Murder.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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[11] 11
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[12] 3
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[13] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Top Rock Albums[14] 68
US Alternative Albums (Billboard)[15] 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 (2014). "Phantogram – Voices". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. March 2014 (308): 93. ISSN 1065-1667. Retrieved January 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Voices by Phantogram". Metacritic. 
  4. ^ Sendra, Tim (18 February 2014). "Voices – Phantogram : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lenz, Kristofer. "Album Review: Phantogram -Voices". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pitchfork review". 
  7. ^ "Slant review". 
  8. ^ "The Billboard 200". Billboard. March 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Top Rock Albums". Billboard. March 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Phantogram – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Phantogram.
  12. ^ "Phantogram – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Phantogram.
  13. ^ "Phantogram – Chart history" Billboard Top Alternative Albums for Phantogram.
  14. ^ "Top Rock Albums: Year End 2014". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Alternative Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved 16 January 2015.  (subscription required)