Woodstock (Portugal. The Man album)

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Woodstock
Portugal. The Man Woodstock album cover.jpg
Studio album by Portugal. The Man
Released June 16, 2017[1]
Recorded July 2013 – April 2017
Genre Pop[2]
Length 38:35
Label
Producer
Portugal. The Man chronology
Evil Friends
(2013)Evil Friends2013
Woodstock
(2017)
Singles from Woodstock
  1. "Noise Pollution"
    Released: December 1, 2016
  2. "Feel It Still"
    Released: March 3, 2017
  3. "Live in the Moment"
    Released: October 30, 2017
  4. "Tidal Wave"
    Released: July 17, 2018[3]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.9/10[4]
Metacritic70/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[6]
The A.V. ClubC+[7]
Mojo3/5 stars[8]
Paste7.6/10[9]
Pitchfork6.6/10[10]
PopMatters8/10[11]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[2]

Woodstock is the eighth full-length album by American rock band Portugal. The Man, released on June 16, 2017 through Atlantic Records.[12]

Background and recording[edit]

After having released Evil Friends in 2013, Portugal. The Man began work on a new project, under the working title Gloomin + Doomin. This album was eventually shelved, partly due to a conversation between John Gourley and his father and the discovery of a lost ticket stub from the Woodstock festival. Work began on the Woodstock album shortly thereafter, involving new music as well as material from the Gloomin + Doomin era. In 2014, the band often uploaded to their Instagram account while working on the album [13].

Promotion[edit]

On December 1, 2016, the band released a single and accompanying music video for the track "Noise Pollution". The music video was directed by Michael Ragen, and shot on location in Alaska.[14] The label did not release nor promote this song to radio.

"Feel It Still" was released as the lead single from the album on March 3, 2017. It reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming their first entry on the chart. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart, becoming the band's first chart-topper; as well as number one on the Alternative Songs chart, and is their first top ten on either chart.[15]

On April 28, 2017, "Number One" was released as a pre release buzz track from Woodstock, along with an official announcement and pre-orders for the album.[16]

"Live in the Moment" was announced to be the follow up radio single to "Feel It Still" by Atlantic Records GM David Saslow in an interview with Sirius FM.[17] It was sent to triple-A radio October 30, 2017,[18] and later to alternative radio in November. The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart and the Alternative Songs chart. It is their second Alternative Songs number one hit. The song was also released as part of the soundtrack of FIFA 18, the video game by EA Sports.

Track listing[edit]

Woodstock[19]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Number One" (featuring Richie Havens and Son Little)5:21
2."Easy Tiger"
3:37
3."Live in the Moment"
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Hill
  • Malik
4:06
4."Feel It Still"
  • Hill
  • Taccone
2:42
5."Rich Friends"
3:41
6."Keep On"
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Taccone
  • Taccone
  • Sonny DiPerri[a]
3:23
7."So Young"
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Burton
  • Kreher
Danger Mouse4:06
8."Mr. Lonely" (featuring Fat Lip)
  • Danger Mouse
  • Bates[a]
4:22
9."Tidal Wave"
  • Hill
  • Stint
3:31
10."Noise Pollution" (version A, vocal mix 1.3; featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Zoe Manville)Portugal. The Man3:45
Total length:38:35

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer.

Personnel[edit]

Technical

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[21] 47
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 186
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 140
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[24] 32
French Albums (SNEP)[25] 154
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[26] 64
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[27] 26
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[28] 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 30
US Billboard 200[30] 32
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[31] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[32] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[33] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[34] Gold 500,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Goller, Josh (June 21, 2017). "Portugal. The Man: Woodstock". Slant Magazine. Retrieved December 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Alternative Future Releases". Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Woodstock by Portugal. The Man. reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Woodstock by Portugal. The Man". Metacritic. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Woodstock – Portugal. The Man". AllMusic. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ Cosores, Philip (June 16, 2017). "Portugal. The Man loses itself in the mainstream on Woodstock". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 28, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Portugal. The Man: Woodstock". Mojo (284): 96. July 2017. 
  9. ^ Prado, Ryan J. (June 14, 2017). "Portugal. The Man: Woodstock Review". Paste. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (July 7, 2017). "Portugal. The Man: Woodstock". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ Blum, Jordan (June 27, 2017). "Portugal. The Man: Woodstock". PopMatters. Retrieved March 28, 2018. 
  12. ^ Rorbach, Paul (April 28, 2017). "Portugal. The Man Release New Single, Detail New Album Woodstock". Paste. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ "Portugal. The Man - Noise Pollution (Version A, Vocal Up Mix 1.3) [Official Music Video]". YouTube. December 1, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  15. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (April 26, 2017). "Portugal. The Man Lands First Adult Alternative Songs No. 1 With 'Feel It Still'". Billboard. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Portugal. The Man set to release new album "Woodstock" June 16th" (PDF). Atlantic Records. April 28, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Portugal the man feel it still atlantic sirius xm interview". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Triple A Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Woodstock by Portugal. The Man on Apple Music". iTunes Store. United States: Apple Music. June 16, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Woodstock". Qobuz. United Kingdom. June 16, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
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  22. ^ "Ultratop.be – Portugal. The Man – Woodstock" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  23. ^ "Ultratop.be – Portugal. The Man – Woodstock" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  24. ^ "Portugal. The Man Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  25. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP (Week 38, 2017)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Portugal. The Man – Woodstock" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  27. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2018. 7. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  28. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 26, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Portugal. The Man – Woodstock". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  30. ^ "Portugal. The Man Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  31. ^ "Portugal. The Man Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  32. ^ "Portugal. The Man Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  33. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Portugal. The Man – Woodstock". Music Canada. Retrieved March 8, 2018. 
  34. ^ "American album certifications – Portugal. The Man – Woodstock". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 7, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.