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Good Things is the second studio album by American musician Aloe Blacc, the album was released on September 28, 2010 in the US and 26 November 2010 in the UK[12] by Stones Throw Records.

Good Things
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2010
Recorded2009–2010
GenreSoul
Length47:33
LabelStones Throw, Vertigo
ProducerTruth+Soul
Aloe Blacc chronology
Shine Through
(2006)
Good Things
(2010)
Wake Me Up (EP)
(2013)
Singles from Aloe Blacc
  1. "I Need a Dollar"
    Released: 16 March 2010
  2. "Loving You Is Killing Me"
    Released: 7 March 2011
  3. "Green Lights"
    Released: 9 September 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubA−[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
The Independent4/5 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork6.7/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Spin8/10[10]
URB4/5 stars[11]

SinglesEdit

The first single from the album, "I Need a Dollar" (produced by Truth+Soul and SR. Shakur), was released on March 16, 2010. It peaked No. 2 in the UK and Ireland. In Switzerland and Austria it peaked at No. 5, No. 1 in Belgium (Flanders). An edited version of the song serves as the theme song for the HBO series How to Make It in America.

The second single, "Loving You Is Killing Me", was released on March 7, 2011. It peaked No. 8 in Austria, No. 12 in Austria and Belgium (Flanders) and No. 26 in Switzerland.

"Green Lights" was released as the second single in UK (third overall) on September 9, 2011.[13]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."I Need a Dollar"4:06
2."Green Lights"2:58
3."Hey Brother"2:40
4."Miss Fortune"4:22
5."Life So Hard"4:13
6."Take Me Back"3:47
7."Femme Fatale" (The Velvet Underground cover)3:56
8."Loving You Is Killing Me"3:27
9."Good Things"4:04
10."You Make Me Smile"3:27
11."If I"4:08
12."Mama Hold My Hand"5:10
13."Politician (Reprise)"1:39

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2010–11) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 22
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 36
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 5
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 30
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[18] 39
Dutch Alternative Albums (MegaCharts)[18] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[19] 19
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[20] 29
Irish Albums (IRMA)[21] 21
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[22] 21
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 9
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 31
UK Albums (OCC)[25] 8
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[26] 10
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[27] 10
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[28] 41

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2010) Rank
French Albums (SNEP)[29] 112
Chart (2011) Rank
Australian Urban Albums (ARIA)[30] 26
UK Albums (OCC)[31] 84
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[32] 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reviews for Good Things by Aloe Blacc". Metacritic. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Good Things – Aloe Blacc". AllMusic. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  3. ^ Heller, Jason (December 21, 2010). "Aloe Blacc: Good Things". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (October 7, 2010). "Aloe Blacc: Good Things – review". The Guardian. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (October 1, 2010). "Album: Aloe Blacc, Good Things (Stones Throw)". The Independent. Archived from the original on October 2, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Aloe Blacc: Good Things". Mojo (202): 106. September 2010.
  7. ^ Parkin, Chris (September 24, 2010). "Album Review: Aloe Blacc – Good Things (Stones Throw)". NME. Archived from the original on October 8, 2010. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Patrin, Nate (September 30, 2010). "Aloe Blacc: Good Things". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Aloe Blacc: Good Things". Q (292): 105. November 2010.
  10. ^ Reeves, Mosi (September 9, 2010). "Aloe Blacc, 'Good Things' (Stones Throw)". Spin. Archived from the original on December 14, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  11. ^ Brunstad, Svein (October 9, 2010). "Aloe Blacc – Good Things". URB. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
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  13. ^ "iTunes – Music – Green Lights – EP by Aloe Blacc". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
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  19. ^ "Lescharts.com – Aloe Blacc – Good Things". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  20. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Aloe Blacc – Good Things" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  21. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Aloe Blacc". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  22. ^ "Charts.nz – Aloe Blacc – Good Things". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Aloe Blacc – Good Things". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  25. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  26. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  27. ^ "Aloe Blacc Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  28. ^ "Aloe Blacc Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  29. ^ "Top Albums annuel 2010 (physique + téléchargement + streaming)" (in French). Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  30. ^ "End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Urban Albums 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  31. ^ "End of Year: 2011" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  32. ^ "The biggest selling R&B and hip hop albums and singles of 2011 revealed". Official Charts Company. January 20, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2018.