Volcano (Temples album)

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Volcano
Temples - Volcano.png
Studio album by Temples
Released 3 March 2017 (2017-03-03)
Studio
,The Lodge Studio, Northampton & Dulcitone Studio, Northamptonshire
Genre Synth-pop,[1] psychedelic pop,[2] pop rock[3]
Length 48:54
Label Heavenly, Fat Possum
Producer James Bagshaw
Temples chronology
Sun Structures
(2014)Sun Structures2014
Volcano
(2017)

Volcano is the second studio album by English psychedelic rock band Temples, released on 3 March 2017 by Heavenly Records.[4] The album was recorded at their home studio, and is self-produced.[2]

Temples member James Bagshaw described the album as being "a result of implementing a load of things that we didn't know about the first time around [on Sun Structures]".[5]

Singles[edit]

"Certainty" was released as a single in September 2016.[6] This was followed by a remixes EP of the single in November 2016, featuring remixes by Franz Ferdinand and Grumbling Fur Maschine.[7] The second single "Strange or Be Forgotten" was released on 10 January 2017.[8] This was also followed by a remix by Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma, titled "Strange or Be Forgottten" (Jono Ma Even Stranger Version) on 16 February 2017.[9] A third single, "Born into the Sunset", was released on 27 February 2017.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[11]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[12]
Clash8/10[13]
Exclaim!8/10[14]
The Guardian3/5 stars[15]
The Independent1/5 stars[16]
NME4/5 stars[17]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 72, based on 18 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[11]

In a positive review, Clash said that the album was "rich in intricately layered synths, blending swathes of influences into a more distinctive sound".[13] However, The Independent viewed Volcano in a more negative light, criticising the change in direction from their previous release, Sun Structures.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Certainty"James Bagshaw4:24
2."All Join In"Tom Walmsley/Adam Smith4:08
3."I Wanna Be Your Mirror"Bagshaw/Walmsley/Smith4:46
4."Oh! The Saviour"Bagshaw/Smith3:45
5."Born into the Sunset"Bagshaw/Walmsley4:46
6."How Would You Like to Go?"Smith3:35
7."Open Air"Bagshaw4:46
8."In My Pocket"Bagshaw/Walmsley/Smith3:03
9."Celebration"Bagshaw/Walmsley/Smith4:19
10."Mystery of Pop"Bagshaw3:24
11."Roman God-Like Man"Walmsley3:50
12."Strange or Be Forgotten"Bagshaw/Walmsley4:08
Total length:48:54

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[20] 128
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[21] 33
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[22] 69
French Albums (SNEP)[23] 87
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[24] 81
Scottish Albums (OCC)[25] 35
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 39
UK Albums (OCC)[27] 23
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[28] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.clashmusic.com/reviews/temples-volcano
  2. ^ a b "Temples announce details of their album 'Volcano' & a new video for 'Certainty.'". Heavenly Recordings. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/review/temples-volcano/
  4. ^ "Temples – Volcano". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Temples Announce New Album Volcano, Debut "Certainty" Video". Paste. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "☥ Temples announce their new single 'Certainty' with a new record due in 2017. ☥". Heavenly Recordings. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Temples 'Certainty Remixes'". Qobuz. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Temples – "Strange Or Be Forgotten"". Stereogum. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Temples 'Strange Or Be Forgottten (Jono Ma Even Stranger Version)'". Qobuz. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Temples 'Born Into The Sunset'". Qobuz. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Volcano – Temples". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 4 March 2017. 
  12. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Volcano - Temples". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  13. ^ a b White, Megan (26 February 2017). "Temples – Volcano". Clash. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  14. ^ Henderson, Cory (1 March 2017). "Temples Volcano". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  15. ^ Horsfield, Martin (2 March 2017). "Temples: Volcano review – heaped spoonfuls of psychedelic sugar". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  16. ^ a b Gill, Andy (1 March 2017). "Album reviews: Laura Marling – Semper Femina, Grandaddy – Last Place, Alison Krauss – Windy City and more". The Independent. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  17. ^ Nicolson, Barry (2 March 2017). "Temples – 'Volcano' Review". NME. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Volcano by Temples". 
  19. ^ "Volcano Edition spéciale Fnac Inclus un titre bonus". 
  20. ^ "Ultratop.be – Temples – Volcano" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – Temples – Volcano" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  22. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Temples – Volcano" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  23. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 10, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  24. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Temples – Volcano" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  25. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Temples – Volcano". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  27. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  28. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 March 2017.