Destroy Rock & Roll

Destroy Rock & Roll is the first album by Scottish record producer and DJ Mylo (real name Myles MacInnes), released in 2004. The album was re-released in 2005, containing a new remix of "Drop the Pressure", called "Doctor Pressure" (vs. Miami Sound Machine), which was also released as a single, which reached the UK Top 30.

Destroy Rock & Roll
Destroy Rock and Roll-front cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released24 May 2004
StudioVarious locations in Scotland
GenreHouse[1]
Length55:01
LabelBreastfed
ProducerMyles MacInnes
Singles from Destroy Rock & Roll
  1. "Muscle Car"
    Released: 26 April 2004
  2. "Valley of the Dolls"/"Continental Love"
    Released: 23 August 2004
  3. "Drop the Pressure"
    Released: 18 October 2004
  4. "Destroy Rock & Roll"
    Released: 24 January 2005
  5. "In My Arms"
    Released: 16 May 2005
  6. "Doctor Pressure"
    Released: 5 September 2005
  7. "Muscle Car"
    Released: 9 January 2006 (reissue)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[4]
The Guardian2/5 stars[5]
The Independent5/5 stars[6]
The Irish Times3/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork8.4/10[1]
Q4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]
Uncut3/5 stars[10]
URB4/5 stars[11]

OverviewEdit

The album peaked at number 26 on the UK Albums Chart.[12]
The fold-out CD insert reads as follows:

  • All tracks written and produced by Myles MacInnes.
  • Additional engineering & mix by William Threlfall and Kevin Kennedy. Additional instrumentation on tracks 1, 2, 5-6, & 12 by John Clark, Kevin Kennedy & Linus Loves. Additional production on tracks 6, 8, & 12 by Kevin Kennedy. Additional instrumentation on track 5 by William Threlfall. Additional production on tracks 1–2 by William Threlfall and Kevin Kennedy. Guitar on track 1 by William Threlfall. Additional production & parts on track 11 by Anu Pillai (Freeform Five). Vocals on track 11 performed by Tamara Barnett Herrin. Anu Pillai and Tamara Barnett Herrin appear courtesy of Ultimate Delema Records.
  • Recorded in Scotland.
  • All tracks published by Breastfed Songs.

LegacyEdit

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[13] It was named the 21st best album of the decade by Resident Advisor.[14]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Mylo (aka Myles Macinnes); additional songwriters are mentioned in parentheses.[15]

  1. "Valley of the Dolls" (Stu Phillips, Bob Stone) – 3:26
  2. "Sunworshipper" (Maxime Le Forestier, Hubert Rostaing) – 3:26
  3. "Muscle Cars" – 3:39
  4. "Drop the Pressure" – 4:15
  5. "In My Arms" (George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam, Jackie DeShannon) – 3:46
  6. "Guilty of Love" (George Duke) – 3:06
  7. "Paris Four Hundred" – 3:32
  8. "Destroy Rock & Roll" – 4:07
  9. "Rikki" – 3:18
  10. "Otto's Journey" – 3:58
  11. "Musclecar (Reform Reprise)" (Anu Pillai) – 3:53
  12. "Zenophile" (Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields) – 4:08
  13. "Need You Tonite" (Judie Tzuke, Mike Paxman) – 4:51
  14. "Emotion 98.6" – 5:36

Limited edition bonus tracks[16]

  1. "Soft Rock" – 4:01
  2. "Doctor Pressure" (Dirty Radio Edit) (Enrique E. Garcia) – 3:24
    (samples "Dr. Beat" by Miami Sound Machine featuring Gloria Estefan)
  3. "Destroy Rock & Roll" (Tom Neville Clean Edit) – 4:43

Samples

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes for both the UK and US editions.[20][21]

  • Myles MacInnes – vocals (4),[18] production (all tracks), recording engineer (3–7, 9–16), musical arrangement, mixing (16), additional instruments (1, 5), music programming
  • Tamara Barnett-Herrin (of Freeform Five) – lead vocals (11)
  • John Clark – additional production, recording engineer, mixing (8), additional instruments, music programming (1, 2, 5, 6, 12)
  • Nick Decosemo (of Freeform Five) – background vocals (11)
  • Cabba Forester-Jones (of Freeform Five) – background vocals (11)
  • Freeform Five – guest appearance (11)
  • Marj Hogarth – additional vocals (1, 5)
  • Kevin Kennedy – additional production (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 12), additional guitar, music editing (17), additional instruments, music programming (1, 2, 5, 6, 12), recording engineer (1-2, 8, 12; additional on 3–7, 9–11, 13, 14), mixing (all tracks)
  • Linus Loves – additional production, recording engineer, mixing (8), additional instruments, music programming (1, 2, 5, 6, 12)
  • Aldo Martin – producer (5)
  • Tom Neville – additional production (17), remixing (17)
  • Phantom – art direction, design
  • Anu Pillai (of Freeform Five) – additional producer (11), background vocals (11)
  • Dan Russell – additional vocals (8)
  • William Threlfall – additional production (1, 2, 5), guitar (1, additional on 15), additional instruments, music programming (5), recording engineer (1, 2; additional on 5, 6, 11, 13, 14), mixing (1, 2, 5, 6, 11, 13, 14)
  • Tom Urie – additional vocals (1, 5)

ChartsEdit

Chart (2004–2006) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[22] 73
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[23] 56
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[24] 89
French Albums (SNEP)[25] 101
Scottish Albums (OCC)[26] 50
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 26
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[27] 10

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Ireland (IRMA)[28] Platinum 15,000^
Russia (NFPF)[29] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[30] Gold 100,000^
Summaries
Europe 250,000[31]
Worldwide N/A 300,000[32]


*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Abebe, Nitsuh (14 February 2006). "Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Reviews for Destroy Rock & Roll by Mylo". Metacritic. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "Destroy Rock & Roll – Mylo". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  4. ^ Endelman, Michael (6 February 2006). "Destroy Rock and Roll". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  5. ^ Simpson, Dave (28 May 2004). "Mylo, Destroy Rock and Roll". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  6. ^ Phelan, Laurence (30 May 2004). "Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll (Breastfed)". The Independent.
  7. ^ Carroll, Jim (2 July 2004). "Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll (Breastfed)". The Irish Times. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll". Q (215): 105. June 2004.
  9. ^ Walters, Barry (23 January 2006). "Destroy Rock and Roll : Mylo". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll". Uncut (87). August 2004. Archived from the original on 8 September 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll". URB (133): 95. January–February 2006.
  12. ^ a b "Mylo | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  13. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  14. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  15. ^ Mylo. Destroy Rock & Roll. Breastfed. 2004.
  16. ^ Mylo. Destroy Rock & Roll (Limited Edition). Breastfed. 2005.
  17. ^ Wolfe, Kevin. "Mylo: Destroy Rock & Roll (RCA)". Time Out. 23 February 2006. https://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/mylo
  18. ^ a b c Doyle, Tom. "Mylo: Producing Destroy Rock & Roll". Sound on Sound. March 2005. https://www.soundonsound.com/people/mylo
  19. ^ Petridis, Alexis. "Mylo...Elton...". The Guardian. 3 February 2005. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2005/feb/04/2pac.popandrock
  20. ^ Mylo. Destroy Rock & Roll (UK). Breastfed. 2004.
  21. ^ Mylo. Destroy Rock & Roll (US). RCA. 2006.
  22. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  23. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  24. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  25. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll". Hung Medien. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  26. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  27. ^ "Mylo Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  28. ^ "The Irish Charts - 2005 Certification Awards - Platinum". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  29. ^ "Russian album certifications – Mylo – Destroy Rock and Roll" (in Russian). National Federation of Phonogram Producers (NFPF). Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  30. ^ "British album certifications – Mylo – Destroy Rock and Roll". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 4 June 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Destroy Rock and Roll in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  31. ^ "Impala Sales Award Winner June 2005 - January 2008" (PDF). Impala. 3 December 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  32. ^ Mason, Kerri (7 January 2006). "Mylo". Billboard. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

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