Connect (album)
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Connect Album

Connect
Connect, Sick Puppies Cover Art.jpg
Studio album by
Released16 July 2013
Genre
Length44:10
LabelCapitol
ProducerRock Mafia (Tim James, Antonina Armato)
Sick Puppies chronology
Polar Opposite
(2011)
Connect
(2013)
Fury
(2016)
Singles from Connect
  1. "There's No Going Back"
    Released: 20 May 2013
  2. "Gunfight"
    Released: 13 October 2013
  3. "Die To Save You"
    Released: 29 April 2014
  4. "Connect"
    Released: 19 July 2014

Connect is the fourth studio album by Australian band Sick Puppies, and was released on 16 July 2013 by Capitol Records. This was the last album to feature Lead vocalist and guitarist Shimon Moore, who was kicked out of the band on 20 October 2014.[1]

The album debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 album chart, their highest charting position to date, with 18,195 copies sold. Connect sold 16,318 albums in its first week.[2]

A preview of the first single "There's No Going Back" was released on YouTube on 10 May 2013. The single was released on 20 May 2013.

Music

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic highlighted that "the trio's fourth album, are varied and its themes are ambitious, tackling disconnect and politics", but it "doesn't mean the Australian trio necessarily sounds adult, however."[3]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press1.5/5 stars[4]
Loudwire3.5/5 stars[5]
Under The Gun Review6/10[6]

Connect garnered generally mixed reviews from music critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic called the album "a richer musical experience than the group's previous records", but wrote that the band was "still hampered a bit by their desperate desire to be taken seriously, but the back half of Connect, written largely on acoustic guitars, shows that their strength is not in attitude but rather in softer sonic textures."[3] At Alternative Press, Reed Fischer felt that "Connect grates far too often to live up to its name."[4]

Track listing

Standard
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Die To Save You"S. Moore, E. Anzai, M. Goodwin, B. Creswell3:54
2."There's No Going Back"S. Moore, E. Anzai, T. James, A. Armato, D. Child3:22
3."Walking Away"S. Moore, E. Anzai, J, Andrews3:01
4."Gunfight"S. Moore, E. Anzai, T. James, A. Armato2:55
5."Poison"S. Moore, E. Anzai, T. James, A. Armato4:37
6."Where Did the Time Go"S. Moore, E. Anzai, T. James, A. Armato2:51
7."Telling Lies"S. Moore, E. Anzai, T. James, A. Armato4:24
8."Connect"S. Moore, E. Anzai, T. James, A. Armato3:45
9."Run"S. Moore, E. Anzai, S. Stevens3:46
10."The Trick the Devil Did"S. Moore, E. Anzai, T. James, A. Armato2:10
11."Healing Now"S. Moore, E. Anzai, T. James, A. Armato4:14
12."Under a Very Black Sky"S. Moore, E. Anzai, T. James, A. Armato5:11
Total length:44:10

Personnel

Sick Puppies

Chart performance

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 17
US Rock Albums (Billboard)[8] 3
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[9] 23
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[11] 2

References

  1. ^ https://www.facebook.com/shimonmooreofficial
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (16 July 2013). "Connect - Sick Puppies". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b Fischer, Reed (2013). "Sick Puppies - Connect". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. August 2013 (301): 92. ISSN 1065-1667. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ http://loudwire.com/sick-puppies-connect-album-review/
  6. ^ "REVIEW: Sick Puppies-'Connect'". Under the Gun Review. 26 July 2013.
  7. ^ "BILLBOARD 200 for AUGUST 3, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "TOP ROCK ALBUMS for AUGUST 3, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "TOP DIGITAL ALBUMS for AUGUST 3, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "HARD ROCK ALBUMS for AUGUST 3, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS for AUGUST 3, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.

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