Waiting on a Song

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Waiting on a Song
Dan Auerbach Waiting on a Song.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 2, 2017
Recorded2016–2017
StudioEasy Eye Sound Studio (Nashville)
Genre
Length32:38
LabelEasy Eye Sound
ProducerDan Auerbach
Dan Auerbach chronology
Keep It Hid
(2009)
Waiting on a Song
(2017)

Waiting on a Song is the second studio album by American musician Dan Auerbach. The album was released on June 2, 2017, and is the first release from Easy Eye Sound, Auerbach's label.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubB-[4]
Consequence of SoundC+[5]
Exclaim!8/10[6]
The Independent3/5 stars[7]
The Observer4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork6.7/10[9]
Paste8.6/10[10]
PopMatters7/10 stars[11]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[13]

Waiting on a Song received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 75, based on 19 reviews.[3]

Single[edit]

The title track of the album was released as a single in the UK in June 2017[14] with a video directed by Bryan Schlam and featuring John Prine and Pat McLaughlin in cameo roles.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Waiting on a Song"2:49
2."Malibu Man"3:36
3."Livin' in Sin"2:24
4."Shine on Me"3:17
5."King of a One Horse Town"3:47
6."Never in My Wildest Dreams"2:56
7."Cherrybomb"3:45
8."Stand by My Girl"3:53
9."Undertow"3:24
10."Show Me"2:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 83
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[17] 63
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[19] 58
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[20] 65
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[21] 43
French Albums (SNEP)[22] 185
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[23] 62
Irish Albums (IRMA)[24] 51
Italian Albums (FIMI)[25] 45
Scottish Albums (OCC)[26] 27
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[27] 57
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[28] 22
UK Albums (OCC)[29] 49
US Billboard 200[30] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waiting on a Song by Dan Auerbach on Apple Music". Itunes.apple.com. 2017-06-02. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  2. ^ "Dan Auerbach Preps New Album, Unveils Plucky Rocker 'Shine On Me'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  3. ^ a b "Reviews and Tracks for Waiting on a Song by Dan Auerbach". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. May 30, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Adams, Erik (June 2, 2017). "Amber Coffman, Gucci Mane, and more in this week's music reviews". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Geslani, Michelle (May 29, 2017). "Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Choghri, Brandon (May 31, 2017). "Dan Auerbach Waiting on a Song". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  7. ^ Andy Gill (June 1, 2017). "Album reviews: The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's 50th Anniversary, Alt J - Relaxer, Dan Auerbach - Waiting On A Song". The Independent. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  8. ^ Phil Mongredien (2017-06-04). "Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song review – way to fake writer's block…". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  9. ^ Stuart Berman (June 1, 2017). "Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song Review". Paste. June 2, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  11. ^   (2017-06-05). "Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  12. ^ Hermes, Will (June 2, 2017). "Review: Dan Auerbach's 'Waiting On A Song'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  13. ^ "Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song". Slant Magazine. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  14. ^ "Dan Auerbach - Waiting On A Song". Discogs. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  15. ^ "New Release And Video: Dan Auerbach – Waiting On A Song". thankfolkforthat.com. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  16. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #424". auspOp. June 10, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  17. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  20. ^ "Dan Auerbach Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  22. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 23, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  23. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  24. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 9 June 2017". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  25. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 23 (dal 2017-06-02 al 2017-06-08)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  26. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  27. ^ "Top 100 Albumes — Semana 23: del 02.06.2017 al 08.06.2017" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  28. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  29. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  30. ^ "Dan Auerbach Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 13, 2017.