Wrong Creatures

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Wrong Creatures
Wrong Creatures.jpg
Studio album by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Released January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
Recorded 2015–2017
Studio
  • Sunset Sound (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Studio 606 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Station House (Los Angeles, CA)
Genre Alternative rock[1]
Length 58:42
Label
Producer
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club chronology
Specter at the Feast
(2013)Specter at the Feast2013
Wrong Creatures
(2018)
Singles from Wrong Creatures
  1. "Little Thing Gone Wild"
    Released: September 12, 2017
  2. "Haunt"
    Released: October 23, 2017
  3. "Question of Faith"
    Released: November 6, 2017
  4. "King of Bones"
    Released: November 19, 2017

Wrong Creatures is the eighth studio album by American rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The album was released through Vagrant Records on January 12, 2018.[2][3]

Four songs were released as singles in late 2017 ahead of the album's release: "Little Thing Gone Wild", "Haunt", "Question of Faith", and "King of Bones". A limited edition package with a clear vinyl edition of the album, a black BRMC-branded Hohner harmonica, and a 'Black Cassette EP' was released in late April 2018. The EP contained three new unreleased songs and an extended version of the album's opener, "DFF".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.4/10[4]
Metacritic71/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[6]
Classic Rock4/5 stars[7]
Drowned in Sound3/10 stars[8]
The Independent4/5 stars[9]
NME3/5 stars[10]
The Observer3/5 stars[11]
Paste6.4/10[12]
Pitchfork5.8/10[13]
PopMatters7/10 stars[14]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Wrong Creatures received generally favorable reviews from music critics. On review aggregate site, Metacritic, the album received an average rating of 71/100 based on 18 reviews.[5] On AnyDecentMusic?, the album received an average rating of 6.4/10, indicating more mixed reviews.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Track listing and lengths confirmed by iTunes.[15]

No.TitleLength
1."DFF"1:54
2."Spook"3:45
3."King of Bones"3:57
4."Haunt"5:51
5."Echo"5:14
6."Ninth Configuration"6:53
7."Question of Faith"5:20
8."Calling Them All Away"6:46
9."Little Thing Gone Wild"3:19
10."Circus Bazooko"5:42
11."Carried from the Start"4:50
12."All Rise"5:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 45
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[17] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[19] 59
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[20] 22
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[21] 5
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 8
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 35
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[24] 24
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[25] 6
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[26] 6
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[27] 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures". Sputnikmusic. January 15, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "New Album "Wrong Creatures" and US Tour!". Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. September 12, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  3. ^ Leight, Elias (September 12, 2017). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Preview New LP With Raucous 'Little Thing Gone Wild'" (Web). Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Wrong Creatures by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club". AnyDecentMusic?. Palmer-Watson. January 12, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Wrong Creatures by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Collar, Matt. "Wrong Creatures - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club". AllMusic. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Beaumont, Mark (January 31, 2018). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures album review". Classic Rock. Future plc. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Adcock, Lee (January 12, 2018). "Album Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures". Drowned in Sound. Silentway. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Gill, Andy (January 11, 2018). "Album reviews: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures, The Go! Team – Semicircle, Jonny Greenwood – Phantom Thread". The Independent. Lebedev Media. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  10. ^ Trendell, Andrew (January 10, 2018). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – 'Wrong Creatures' Review". NME. NME. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  11. ^ Mongredien, Phil (January 14, 2018). "Black Rebel Motorcyle Club: Wrong Creatures review – another stolid affair". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  12. ^ Desler, Madison (January 10, 2018). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club:: Wrong Creatures Album Review". Paste. Wolfgang's Vault. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Deusner, Stephen (January 13, 2018). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Wrong Creatures Album Review". Pitchfork. Condé Nast. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  14. ^ Driver, Richard (February 8, 2018). "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Takes on Death and Loss on 'Wrong Creatures'". PopMatters. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  15. ^ "Wrong Creatures by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  16. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  17. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  24. ^ "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  25. ^ "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  26. ^ "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  27. ^ "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Chart History (Top Album Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved March 18, 2018.