Queen of Prospect Park

"Queen of Prospect Park" is the third album by indie pop/R&B duo Little Jackie. The album was released in 2014, and was met with positive reviews.

Queen of Prospect Park
Studio album by
Released30 September 2014 (2014-09-30)
Recorded2011–2014
Studio
Various
Genre
Length32:03
LabelPlush Moon[1]
Producer
Little Jackie chronology
Made4TV
(2011)
Queen of Prospect Park
(2014)
Singles from Queen of Prospect Park
  1. "We Move to the Beat"
    Released: 2011
  2. "Sweet"
    Released: 2014

Background and releaseEdit

"Queen of Prospect Park" is Little Jackie's third album, following "The Stoop," their debut which spawned the UK Top 20 single "The World Should Revolve Around Me," and "Made4TV," which was a commercial disappointment and spawned no charting singles. Their second album had been released independently via PlushMoon records and via Bandcamp, a website that allows musicians to sell their music directly to fans (the group had previously released their Christmas single "All I Really Want This Christmas" in this fashion); "Queen of Prospect Park" was released in this manner as well.[2][3]

The album was released digitally via Bandcamp on 30 September 2014.[4] "Move to the Beat" and "We Got It" were used in the 2011 movie "I Don't Know How She Does It."[5][6] "Lose It" was used in an episode of Grey's Anatomy.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

The album was met with widespread praise upon its release. Bust praised "Sweet" as "fizzy" and "dizzying," also praising her cover of "Dream a Little Dream of Me" but feeling that her lyrics are sometimes too powerful.[7] Afropunk likewise praised Little Jackie's cover of "Dream a Little Dream of Me," also singling out "Cheating on You With Me" and "Move to the Beat" as highlights.[8] Rolling Stone's Dave DiMartino also praised the album, calling Coppola's lyrics "surprisingly intelligent" and commenting that “Oprah Winfrey,” “Wait For It,” and “We Got It” "are easily among the best (songs) I’ve heard all year."[9]

On Yahoo's "Best Albums of 2014" list, the album placed at number 2 on Dave DiMartino, the Executive Editor's, list.[10]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Little Jackie.[2]

  1. Sweet – 3:45
  2. Haters Club – 3:02
  3. Lose It – 2:50
  4. Oprah Winfrey – 3:01
  5. Wait for It – 2:45
  6. To the Rescue – 3:14
  7. Dream a Little Dream – 2:29
  8. Big Bad – 2:31
  9. Cheating on You with Me – 3:23
  10. It's Like That – 2:49
  11. Move to the Beat – 2:43
  12. We Got It – 3:16

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from the album's Bandcamp page.[2]

  • Imani Coppola — production (on track 2); vocals
  • Adam Pallin — production (except tracks 1 and 2)
  • Tim Myers — production, mixing, mastering (on track 1)
  • Adrian Harpham — production (on track 2)
  • Richard Maheux — production (on track 2)
  • Eber Pinheiro — mixing (except track 1)
  • Fred Kevorkian — mastering (except track 1)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Queen of Prospect Park" overview". Amazon.com. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Queen of Prospect Park at Bandcamp". Bandcamp. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  3. ^ ""All I Really Want This Christmas" at Bandcamp". Bandcamp. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. ^ Petersen, Eric. "Little Jackie's The Queen of Prospect Park out today!". Rust. Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Imani Cpoola at IMDb". IMDb. amazon.com. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  6. ^ Ruhlmann, William. ""I Don't Know How She Does It Original Soundtrack" review". AllMusic. RhythmOne. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  7. ^ Nolasco, Stephanie. "Album Review: Little Jackie: The Queen Of Prospect Park". Bust. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  8. ^ Leigh, Nathan. "New Music: Stream 'Queen of Prospect Park' from Imani Coppola's 'Little Jackie' #SoundCheck". Afropunk. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  9. ^ DiMartino, Dave. "All Eyes on Prince!". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Best Albums of 2014: Yahoo Music Staff Picks". Yahoo!. Retrieved 7 February 2017.

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