Who Do You Trust? (album)

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Who Do You Trust?
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 18, 2019 (2019-01-18)
Length38:28
LabelEleven Seven
Producer
Papa Roach chronology
Crooked Teeth
(2017)
Who Do You Trust?
(2019)
2010-2020: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - The Better Noise Years
(2021)
Singles from Who Do You Trust?
  1. "Who Do You Trust?"
    Released: October 5, 2018
  2. "Elevate"
    Released: December 14, 2018
  3. "Come Around"
    Released: August 6, 2019
  4. "The Ending"
    Released: November 24, 2020

Who Do You Trust? is the tenth studio album by American rock band Papa Roach. It was released on January 18, 2019, through Eleven Seven Music.[1] Four singles have been released from the album: "Who Do You Trust?", "Elevate", "Come Around" and "The Ending".

Background and composition[edit]

Frontman Jacoby Shaddix told Rock Sound that because the band's plan to tour with Of Mice & Men fell through due to lead singer Austin Carlile getting sick, the band went into the studio to record: "So we went in and created five or six songs. Then we went back in June and July and took another stab at it. We have 12 songs – there's bangers in there."[2]

Bassist Tobin Esperance stated that the band's goal for the album "was to push ourselves even further into genres that inspire us most. We have reached the place where we always wanted to be, creating new and exciting music". The two lead singles have been said to feature Papa Roach's "signature heavy rhythmic guitars and catchy hooks", while "Not the Only One" contains "melody and emotionally charged lyrics".[3]

Drummer Tony Palermo commented that the album would be "one of the most eclectic records they'd ever done". Palermo shared that their influence came from a number of places, stating, "we're constantly influenced by things around us, and we try to create things that are a little bit different from the last things we've done."[4] Commenting on the band's constantly changing music style, Palermo responded "we sort of paved this way, and we're evolving just as naturally, I think, as we can".[5]

Promotion[edit]

"Renegade Music" and the title track were released on October 5, 2018 with Loudwire calling the former a "driving new anthem" and the latter "aggressive and catchy".[6] "Not the Only One" accompanied the release of the album's details.[1] An official music video for the song was released on May 30, 2019. On December 14, the second single, "Elevate" was released[7] and called a "catchy number" by Loudwire and compared it to the likes of Imagine Dragons.[8] It was accompanied by an official music video released on March 25, 2019. A third single, "Come Around", along with an accompanying music video, was released in September 2019.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic67/100[10]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[11]
Kerrang!3/5[12]
Louder Sound3.5/5 stars[13]
Rock n Load10/10[14]
Wall of Sound8/10[15]

Who Do You Trust? was met with generally positive reviews from critics. At the aggregating website Metacritic, the album has received a normalized rating of 67 out of 100, based on 4 critical reviews, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[10] Wall of Sound rated the album 8/10 stating: "Papa Roach just continue to evolve and kill the game with being inventive, but with that old school spirit, such a hard task to do for some."[15] Loudwire named it one of the 50 best rock albums of 2019.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Ending"3:29
2."Renegade Music"3:29
3."Not the Only One"3:25
4."Who Do You Trust?"3:16
5."Elevate"3:11
6."Come Around"3:30
7."Feel Like Home"3:10
8."Problems"3:03
9."Top of the World"3:53
10."I Suffer Well"1:21
11."Maniac"3:20
12."Better Than Life"3:21
Total length:38:28

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[17] 42
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[18] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[19] 131
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[20] 70
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[21] 91
French Albums (SNEP)[22] 131
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[23] 4
Lithuanian Albums (AGATA)[24] 96
Scottish Albums (OCC)[25] 12
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[27] 36
US Billboard 200[28] 73

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erickson, Anne (November 16, 2018). "Papa Roach announce new album, Who Do You Trust?, premiere 'Not the Only One': Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Munro, Scott (November 16, 2018). "Papa Roach detail new album Who Do You Trust? – listen to Not The Only One". Metal Hammer. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "PAPA ROACH: 'Who Do You Trust?' Album Details Revealed; 'Not The Only One' Lyric Video Released". Blabbermouth.net. November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Papa Roach Drummer on Who Do You Trust Album".
  5. ^ "PAPA ROACH Drummer On 'Who Do You Trust?' Album: 'This Is One Of Our Most Eclectic Records We've Ever Done'". Blabbermouth.net./
  6. ^ Childers, Chad (October 5, 2018). "Papa Roach Unleash 'Who Do You Trust?' + 'Renegade Music'". Loudwire. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Papa Roach Hit New Heights With New Single Elevate".
  8. ^ "Papa Roach Reveal Catchy New Song 'Elevate'".
  9. ^ https://www.altpress.com/news/papa-roach-come-around-video-fans/
  10. ^ a b "Who Do You Trust? by Papa Roach". Metacritic. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  11. ^ Collar, Matt. "Who Do You Trust? Papa Roach - Papa Roach". AllMusic. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  12. ^ Travers, Paul (January 18, 2019). "Album Review: Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?". Kerrang!. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  13. ^ "Papa Roach: Who Do You Trust? album review". Louder Sound.
  14. ^ "PAPA ROACH – Who Do You Trust? – Album Review". rocknloadmag.com.
  15. ^ a b "Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust? (Album Review)". Wall of Sound. January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  16. ^ "The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019". Loudwire. Townsquare Media. December 5, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  17. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  18. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  20. ^ "Papa Roach Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  21. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select {{{date}}} on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  22. ^ "Lescharts.com – Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  23. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  24. ^ "Savaitės klausomiausi (TOP 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. January 25, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  25. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Papa Roach – Who Do You Trust?". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  27. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  28. ^ "Papa Roach Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2019.