Something (Chairlift album)

Something is the second full-length album by American indie band Chairlift in the United States via the Columbia Records on January 24, 2012,[4] and in the United Kingdom via Young Turks on January 23, 2012.[2] The first album since founding member Aaron Pfenning left the band in 2010, Something features production from Dan Carey and Alan Moulder.[5] The first single, "Amanaemonesia", was released as a 7" on August 16, 2011 via Terrible Records.[6] In March, 2012, an interactive video for "Met Before" was released. The video, directed by Jordan Fish, allows the viewer to determine the direction the main character takes.[3]

Something
Something cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
Genre
Length41:39
Label
ProducerDan Carey and Alan Moulder
Chairlift chronology
Does You Inspire You
(2008)
Something
(2012)
Moth
(2016)
Singles from Something
  1. "Amanaemonesia"
    Released: August 16, 2011[1]
  2. "Sidewalk Safari"
    Released: October 18, 2011[2]
  3. "Met Before"
    Released: November 30, 2011[3]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Charlift (Caroline Polacheck, Patrick Wimberly). Additional co-writers listed below..

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sidewalk Safari"
  • Kurt Feldman
3:50
2."Wrong Opinion" 5:06
3."I Belong in Your Arms"3:27
4."Take It Out on Me" 3:54
5."Ghost Tonight" 3:07
6."Cool as a Fire"
  • Jorge Elbrecht
3:58
7."Amanaemonesia" 5:00
8."Met Before" 2:54
9."Frigid Spring" 3:49
10."Turning"
  • Feldman
3:00
11."Guilty as Charged" 3:34
Total length:41:39

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ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[8]
Review scores
SourceRating
The 4058/10[9]
The A.V. ClubA-[10]
Boston Phoenix     [11]
Consequence of Sound     [12]
Electric Banana     [13]
Glide Magazine     [14]
musicOMH     [15]
NME7/10[16]
Pitchfork8/10[17]
PopMatters7/10[18]
Slant Magazine      [19]
Spin7/10[20]
Sputnikmusic     (great)[21]

Something has been well received by music critics. In its first week, Something reached #184 on the Billboard 200 chart and #5 on the Top Heatseekers chart.[22]

The album was listed 9th on Stereogum's list of top 50 albums of 2012.[23]

I Belong In Your Arms was ranked 95th tracks in the 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far in 2014 by Pitchfork.[24]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[25] 45
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[26] 38
Belgian Heatseekers Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[26] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[27] 131
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[28] 15
US Billboard 200[29] 184
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[30] 5
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[31] 29
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[32] 47

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chris Coplan (October 13, 2011). "Chairlift readies Something for sophomore album". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
  2. ^ a b Michael Cragg (October 20, 2011). "New Music: Chairlift - Sidewalk Safari". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-11-02.
  3. ^ a b Michael Cragg (March 2, 2012). "New music: Chairlift – Met Before". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  4. ^ Alex Hudson (October 13, 2011). "Chairlift announce sophomore album". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  5. ^ Laura Studarus (October 13, 2011). "Chairlift Announce New Album, "Something"". Under the Radar. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  6. ^ Natasha Moningka (September 7, 2011). "Watch: Chairlift's "Amanaemonesia" Music Video". Under the Radar. Retrieved 2011-11-03.
  7. ^ "Chairlift Something CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  8. ^ "Something by Chairlift". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  9. ^ Tom Jowett (January 20, 2012). "Chairlift-Something". The 405. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  10. ^ Chris Martins (January 30, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  11. ^ "Chairlift - Something". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  12. ^ Paul De Revere (January 20, 2012). "Album Review: Chairlift – Something". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  13. ^ Pete Huxley (January 21, 2012). "Chairlift – Something". Electric Banana. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  14. ^ Jeffrey Taylor (January 20, 2012). "CD Review: Chairlift Something". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  15. ^ Martyn Young (January 23, 2012). "Chairlift - Something". musicOMH. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  16. ^ "Chairlift - 'Something'". NME. January 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  17. ^ Matthew Perpetua (January 20, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  18. ^ Matt James (February 2, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  19. ^ "Slant review".
  20. ^ Dan Weiss (January 2012). "Chairlift 'Something'". Spin. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  21. ^ Tom Monaghan (January 22, 2012). "Chairlift: Something". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
  22. ^ "Something - Chairlift". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  23. ^ "Stereogum's Top 50 Albums Of 2012". 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  24. ^ "The 200 Best Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)". 18 August 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  25. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Chairlift – Something". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  26. ^ a b "Chairlift – Something" (in Dutch). Ultratop Flanders. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  27. ^ Chart Log UK: "CHART: CLUK Update 4.02.2012 (wk4)". UK Albums Chart. Zobbel.de. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  28. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  29. ^ "Chairlift Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  30. ^ "Chairlift Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  31. ^ "Chairlift Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  32. ^ "Chairlift Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2018.