Magnetic Man (album)

Magnetic Man is the debut album by the English dubstep supergroup of the same name. It was released on 8 October 2010 via Startime International. It features vocals provided by different guest vocalists, including Katy B and Ms. Dynamite.

Magnetic Man
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Studio album by
Released8 October 2010
Recorded4 January–30 July 2010
ProducerMagnetic Man
Singles from Magnetic Man
  1. "I Need Air"
    Released: 23 July 2010
  2. "Perfect Stranger"
    Released: 1 October 2010
  3. "Getting Nowhere"
    Released: 18 February 2011
  4. "Anthemic"
    Released: 22 July 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Observer(mixed)[3]
Pitchfork Media(5.9/10)[4]
Prefix Magazine(8.0/10)[5]
Uncut3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[8]
Resident Advisor3.5/5 stars[9]
Mojo4/5 stars[10]
The Guardian4/5 stars[11]
Consequence of Sound4/5 stars[12]
PopMatters7/10 stars[13]
NME8/10 stars[14]
No Ripcord8/10 stars[15]


  • "I Need Air" was the first single released from the album, it was released on 23 July 2010 and reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, it also charted in Belgium.
  • "Perfect Stranger" was the second single released from the album featuring Katy B. It was released on 1 October 2010 and reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Getting Nowhere" was the third single released from the album.[16] It was released on 18 February 2011 and reached number 65 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Anthemic" was the fourth single to have been released from the album. To accompany the release, grime rapper P Money was added to the track – the version received its debut performance in May 2011; with the single released on 22 July 2011.

Track listingEdit

1."Flying into Tokyo"3:09
2."Fire" (featuring Ms. Dynamite)4:39
3."I Need Air" (featuring Angela Hunte)4:16
4."Anthemic" (featuring P Money)6:08
5."The Bug"4:14
6."Ping Pong"6:29
7."Perfect Stranger" (featuring Katy B)5:57
9."Boiling Water" (featuring Sam Frank)3:36
10."K Dance"3:16
11."Crossover" (featuring Katy B)4:15
12."Box of Ghosts"3:45
13."Karma Crazy"4:13
14."Getting Nowhere" (featuring John Legend)4:29
iTunes bonus tracks
15."Album Mixtape (Continuous Mix)"54:19
16."Certified Banger"5:27
17."Corner of a Dark Room"4:29
18."I Need Air (Digital Soundboy Remix)" (featuring Angela Hunte)5:21
19."I Need Air (Redlight Remix)" (featuring Angela Hunte)4:19
20."Perfect Stranger (Benga Remix)" (featuring Katy B)4:41
Reissued bonus tracks
15."Anthemic" (featuring P Money)3:49

Chart performanceEdit

Charts (2010) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[17] 60
UK Albums Chart[18] 5
UK Dance Chart[19] 1
UK Download Chart[20] 3

Release historyEdit

Region Edition Date Format Label Catalogue
United Kingdom Standard 8 October 2010[21] Digital download Columbia B003VKVVV8
11 October 2010[22] CD
Reissued 22 July 2011[23] Digital download


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  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Magnetic Man: Magnetic Man". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  3. ^ Empire, Kitty (2010-10-10). "The Observer review". The Observer. London: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  4. ^ Finney, Tim (2010-11-16). "Magnetic Man: Magnetic Man". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  5. ^ "Album Review: Magnetic Man - Magnetic Man". Prefixmag.
  6. ^ Uncut (magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Between the deft pop maneuvers of 'I Need Air' and the eviscerating scree of 'K Dance', MAGNETIC MAN even boasts a few eureka moments."
  7. ^ "Magnetic Man". Rolling Stone.
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  9. ^ "RA Reviews: Magnetic Man - Magnetic Man on Columbia (Album)". Resident Advisor.
  10. ^ Mojo (Publisher) (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They] couple dubstep's trademark juddering basslines and paranoid atmospherics to trancey keys...and Pendulum-like anthems." Clash (magazine) - "Miss Dynamite's 'Fire' is as kinetic as any floor filler at dubstep's altar, club night FWD>>."
  11. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (2010-11-07). "Magnetic Man – review". The Guardian. London.
  12. ^ "Magnetic Man – Magnetic Man - Album Reviews - Consequence of Sound". Consequence of Sound.
  13. ^ "Magnetic Man". PopMatters.
  14. ^ Wolfson, Sam (2010-10-08). "Album review: Magnetic Man - Magnetic Man". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  15. ^ "Magnetic Man". No Ripcord.
  16. ^ "Third single announcement". TheCyberKrib. WordPress. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  17. ^ "Belgian Albums Chart info". Ultratop. Ultratop & Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  18. ^ "UK album chart // 2010-10-23". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  19. ^ "UK dance chart // 2010-10-23". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  20. ^ "UK download chart // 2010-10-23". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
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  22. ^ "Amazon - CD release info". Retrieved 2011-09-07.
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