September (2008 album)

September is the first compilation album by Swedish singer September. The album is a compilation of tracks from her second and third European studio albums, titled In Orbit and Dancing Shoes, respectively, but not from her original, 2004 album, September. The album was the first album by September to be released in the United States, Canada and Australasia.

September
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Compilation album by
ReleasedFebruary 26, 2008 (2008-02-26)
Recorded2005–2007
GenreDance/Pop
LabelRobbins Entertainment (US)
Central Station (AUS)
Awesome (CAN)
September chronology
Dancing Shoes
(2007)
September
(2008)
Dancing in Orbit
(2008)
Singles from September
  1. "Satellites"
    Released: July 11, 2006
  2. "Cry for You"
    Released: March 20, 2007
  3. "Can't Get Over"
    Released: November 27, 2007

ReleaseEdit

September initially released the album under the American dance label Robbins Entertainment on February 26, 2008. The album was digitally released in Canada in the summer of 2008. This edition's track list is the same as that of the US edition, with the exception of "Cry for You", for which the UK radio version was used. The physical edition later followed on September 23, 2008. September announced that the album was scheduled to be released in Australia that year. It was released on November 14, 2008. The track listing differed from the US edition's and a DVD containing music videos was included.

Critical receptionEdit

Ross Hoffman from Allmusic gave the album a mixed review, awarding it two and a half stars. He noted that the first three songs, which are "Cry for You", "Satellites" and "Can't Get Over", were the best from the album. However, he did say that the album's "material is slightly cringe-inducing". He also said that "The main problem with September's music is that, unlike her Scandinavian counterparts such as Robyn and Annie, she doesn't project much personality – her voice is decent, and even warm at times, but the lyrics are empty and she comes off as a complete cipher."[1] Kurt Kirton from About.com was more favorable, awarding it three and a half stars out of five and stating: "I recommend this album for anyone who enjoys good dance-pop."[2] He said the album's best tracks were "Cry for You", "Satellites" and "Until I Die".

Chart performanceEdit

On March 15, the album entered the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart at number 22, but has since gone off the chart.[3] All three singles from the album charted on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart, with "Cry for You" reaching No. 1, "Satellites" No. 8 for two weeks and "Can't Get Over" No. 12. "Cry for You" also peaked at number 74 on the singles popularity chart, the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Jonas von der Burg, Anoo Bhagavan and Niklas von der Burg, except "Looking for Love", which was written by Steven Elson and Dave Stephenson, and "Midnight Heartache", which was written by Jonas von der Burg, Anoo Bhagavan, Niklas von der Burg, Donna Weiss and Jackie de Shanon.

  1. "Cry for You" (Radio Edit) – 3:32
  2. "Satellites" (US Mix) – 3:09
  3. "Can't Get Over" – 3:02
  4. "Flowers on the Grave" – 4:18
  5. "My Neighbourhood" – 3:04
  6. "Sad Song" – 2:57
  7. "Until I Die" – 3:43
  8. "Because I Love You" – 3:14
  9. "Candy Love" – 2:47
  10. "Taboo" – 3:44
  11. "Looking for Love" – 3:24
  12. "Midnight Heartache" – 3:47
  13. "Freaking Out" – 3:26
  14. "R.I.P." – 3:49

Australian versionEdit

ChartsEdit

Year Chart Peak Position
2008 ARIA Australian Hitseekers Albums 15[5]
ARIA Australian Dance Albums 18[5]
Billboard Top Electronic Albums 22[6]

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United States February 26, 2008 CD Robbins
Canada September 23, 2008 CD Awesome Music, Robbins
Australia November 14, 2008 CD Central Station

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ K. Ross Hoffman (February 11, 2006). "September [US] – September". AllMusic. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "September – September". Dancemusic.about.com. February 26, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Top Music Charts – Hot 100 – Billboard 200 – Music Genre Sales
  4. ^ Billboard, September's U.S. chart history
  5. ^ a b "Pandora Archive" (PDF). Pandora.nla.gov.au. August 23, 2006. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "Music News, Reviews, Articles, and Information". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2012.