Running Out of Love

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Running Out of Love is the fourth studio album by Swedish indie pop band The Radio Dept., released on 21 October 2016. Their first LP since 2010's Clinging to a Scheme, Running Out of Love was delayed by a legal battle with their record label Labrador and inspired by "life in Sweden in 2016".[1]

Running Out of Love
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Studio album by
Released21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Recorded2015–2016
Genre
Length44:50
LabelLabrador
Producer
  • The Radio Dept.
  • Tomas Bodén
  • Erik Möller
The Radio Dept. chronology
Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002–2010
(2011)
Running Out of Love
(2016)
Singles from Running Out of Love
  1. "Occupied"
    Released: 16 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
  2. "Swedish Guns"
    Released: 31 August 2016 (2016-08-31)
  3. "We Got Game"
    Released: 7 October 2016 (2016-10-07)
  4. "Teach Me to Forget"
    Released: 14 July 2017 (2017-07-14)

The first single "Occupied" was released on a three-track EP of the same name on 16 June 2015 on a limited run of 1,000 12" records.[2][3] The second single "Swedish Guns" was released over a year later, on 31 August 2016,[4] followed by the third single "We Got Game" on 7 October 2016[5] and fourth single "Teach Me to Forget" on 14 July 2017.[6]

The album was shortlisted by IMPALA (The Independent Music Companies Association) for the Album of the Year Award 2016, which rewards on a yearly basis the best album released on an independent European label.[7]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.6/10[8]
Metacritic82/100[9]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [10]
Consequence of SoundB[11]
Drowned in Sound9/10[12]
Exclaim!8/10[13]
MusicOMH     [14]
Pitchfork7.6/10[15]
PopMatters8/10[16]
The Skinny     [17]
Uncut8/10[18]
Under the Radar8/10[19]

Running Out of Love received positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the album holds a score of 82 out of 100 based on 17 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[9]

Commercial performanceEdit

Running Out of Love debuted at number six on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with sales of 1,000 copies, marking the band's first entry on the chart.[20] The album also reached number 19 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.[20]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sloboda Narodu"Johan Duncanson3:13
2."Swedish Guns"Duncanson5:35
3."We Got Game"
  • Duncanson
  • Martin Carlberg
4:15
4."Thieves of State"
  • Duncanson
  • Carlberg
1:16
5."Occupied"
  • Duncanson
  • Carlberg
7:19
6."This Thing Was Bound to Happen"Duncanson3:12
7."Can't Be Guilty"Duncanson4:36
8."Committed to the Cause"
  • Duncanson
  • Carlberg
5:48
9."Running Out of Love"Duncanson3:30
10."Teach Me to Forget"
  • Duncanson
  • Carlberg
6:06
Total length:44:50

PersonnelEdit

Credits for Running Out of Love adapted from album liner notes.[21]

The Radio Dept.

  • Johan Duncanson
  • Martin Carlberg

Additional musicians

  • Daniel Tjäder – keyboards (track 7)

Production

  • Tomas Bodén – mastering, mixing, production (track 10)
  • Erik Möller – production (track 10)
  • The Radio Dept. – mixing, production

ChartsEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 11
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[23] 19
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[24] 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Strauss, Matthew (27 July 2016). "The Radio Dept. Return With New Album Running Out of Love". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ "The Radio Dept. – new 12" EP out today". Labrador Records. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ "The Radio Dept. – Occupied". Labrador Records. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  4. ^ "The Radio Dept. – Swedish guns". Labrador Records. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  5. ^ "The Radio Dept. – We got game". Labrador Records. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Teach Me To Forget". Labrador Records. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  7. ^ "25 artists up for best independent album of the year in Europe". IMPALA. Archived from the original on 15 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Running Out Of Love by The Radio Dept. reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Reviews for Running out of Love by The Radio Dept". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  10. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Running Out of Love – The Radio Dept". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  11. ^ Kivel, Adam (17 October 2016). "The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  12. ^ Takru, Radhika (25 October 2016). "Album Review: The Radio Dept. – Running Out of Love". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  13. ^ Lindsay, Cam (19 October 2016). "The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love". Exclaim!. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  14. ^ Shepherd, Sam (21 October 2016). "The Radio Dept – Running Out of Love". MusicOMH. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  15. ^ Cook, Cameron (28 October 2016). "The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  16. ^ Smith, Tanner (3 November 2016). "The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love". PopMatters. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  17. ^ Ogden, Chris (10 October 2016). "The Radio Dept: Running Out of Love". The Skinny. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  18. ^ Sturges, Fiona (November 2016). "The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love". Uncut (234): 35.
  19. ^ Davis, Hays (12 December 2016). "The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love (Labrador)". Under the Radar. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  20. ^ a b Murray, Gordan (11 March 2016). "Christina Aguilera & Nile Rodgers Rule Dance Club Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  21. ^ Running Out of Love (liner notes). The Radio Dept. Labrador Records. 2016. LAB158.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Radio Dept – Running Out of Love". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  23. ^ "The Radio Dept. Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  24. ^ "The Radio Dept. Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 7 July 2018.