Time (Mikky Ekko album)

Time is the debut studio album by American recording artist Mikky Ekko. The album was released worldwide on January 16, 2015 by RCA Records, except for the United States where it was released on January 20.[11]

Time
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
GenrePop
Length47:50
LabelRCA
Producer
Mikky Ekko chronology
Time
(2015)
Fame
(2018)
Singles from Time
  1. "Pull Me Down"
    Released: October 30, 2012[1]
  2. "Smile"
    Released: August 15, 2014[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic59/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
The New Zealand Herald3.5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media4.3/10[6]
PopMatters6/10 discs[7]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars (US)[8]
2.5/5 stars (AUS)[9]
Under the Radar6/10 stars[10]

BackgroundEdit

Mikky Ekko rose to fame with his 2013 Rihanna collaboration "Stay". Following the release of "Stay", RCA Records wanted to capitalize on its success, said Mikky Ekko: "From the label, people on Rihanna's side. I think we speculated a little bit about going out on the tour with Rih, and I ultimately felt like the songs weren't there. And I said I'm not gonna go out to promote an album that could be better. And I know the sort of the endless tweaking that can happen, but I feel like we took the time to put together a really, really strong album full of songs that at least for me represents exactly where I am."[12]

Critical receptionEdit

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Time received an average score of 59% based on 5 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Watch Me Rise"4:04
2."Smile"
  • Ekko
  • Elof Loelv
3:27
3."Love You Crazy"
  • Tedder
  • Zancanella
  • Ekko[a]
3:12
4."U"
Blood Diamonds3:57
5."Time"
  • Smith
  • Eric Masse[a]
4:14
6."Riot"
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Boots Ottestad
4:23
7."Mourning Doves"
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Elof Loelv
  • Loelv
  • Ekko
4:18
8."Burning Doves"
  • Bhasker
  • Tyler Johnson[b]
  • Alex Salibian[a]
4:41
9."Comatose"
3:47
10."Pull Me Down"
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Michael Volpe
  • Clams Casino
  • Ekko
3:27
11."Made of Light"
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Nick Ruth
  • Alexander Castillo Vasquez
  • Ruth
  • A.C.
4:16
12."Loner"
  • Tedder
  • Zancanella
  • Ekko[a]
4:04
13."Pressure Pills*[c]"
  • Steven Weston
  • Ekko[a]
3:39
14."Pretend You Care[c]"
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Cubby
3:16
15."Stay" (demo version[c])
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Justin Parker
  • Mikky Ekko
  • Justin Parker
4:04

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies an additional producer
  • ^[b] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[c] signifies a bonus track on certain editions

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[13] 6
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[14] 24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Pull Me Down - Single by Mikky Ekko". iTunes. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Smile - Single by Mikky Ekko". iTunes. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Time – Mikky Ekko". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Time – Mikky Ekko". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Bache, Rachel (February 5, 2015). "Album review: Mikky Ekko, Time". The New Zealand Herald. New Zealand Media and Entertainment. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Hogan, Marc (February 10, 2015). "Mikky Ekko: Time". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  7. ^ Faulkner, Brent (March 12, 2015). "Mikky Ekko: Time". PopMatters. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  8. ^ Hermes, Will (January 20, 2015). "Mikky Ekko's New Album: Time". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  9. ^ Teague, Marcus (February 3, 2015). "Mikky Ekko – Time". Rolling Stone Australia. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  10. ^ Sills, Danielle (February 6, 2015). "Mikky Ekko: Time (RCA) Review". Under the Radar. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  11. ^ "MIKKY EKKO TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM TIME ON JANUARY 20TH". The Official RCA Records Site. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Mikky Ekko". Billboard. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Mikky Ekko Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  14. ^ "Mikky Ekko Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2019.

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