Happy People (Peace Album)
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Happy People Peace Album
Happy People
Happy people cover.png
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2015
GenreIndie rock, post-Britpop, funk rock, alternative rock
Length37:06
LabelColumbia
ProducerJim Abbiss
Peace chronology
In Love
(2013)
Happy People
(2015)
Kindness Is the New Rock and Roll
(2018)
Singles from Happy People
  1. "Money"
    Released: June 13, 2014
  2. "Lost on Me"
    Released: August 15, 2014
  3. "I'm A Girl"
    Released: February 8, 2015
  4. "Gen Strange"
    Released: April 22, 2015

Happy People is the second studio album by British indie rock band Peace, released on 9 February 2015. Happy People was produced by Jim Abbiss and Duncan Mills.

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic59/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Drowned in Sound(2/10)[2]
The Guardian2/5 stars[3]
Music OMH1/5 stars[4]
NME8/10[5]
The Observer2/5 stars[6]
The Independent5/5 stars[7]
DIY4/5 stars[8]

Happy People received generally positive reviews upon release, gaining a score of 8/10 with NME, and 5/5 stars from The Independent, and positive reviews from Redbrick, who stated that "you'll still find yourself singing along to the hook hours after".[9] However, The Guardian gave the album 2/5 stars, calling it "reheated baggy leftovers skilfully marketed at people who hadn't yet been born in 1990".[3] Most reviewers have picked up on the clear 90s influences on the album, stating similarities between Peace and bands such as Oasis and Blur.

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."O You"3:47
2."Gen Strange"3:15
3."Lost on Me"3:44
4."Perfect Skin"3:06
5."Happy People"3:46
6."Someday"3:22
7."Money"3:10
8."I'm a Girl"2:59
9."Under the Moon"3:34
10."World Pleasure"6:23
Total length:37:06

Personnel

  • Harrison Koisser - lead vocals, guitar
  • Samuel Koisser - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Douglas Castle - lead guitar
  • Dominic Boyce - drums, backing vocals

References

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/happy-people/peace
  2. ^ "Peace - Happy People". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b Mongredien, Phil. "Peace: Happy People review - vanilla indie designed by committee". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Peace - Happy People". Music OMH. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Nicolson, Barry. "Peace - 'Happy People'". NME. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Peace: Happy People review - vanilla indie designed by committee". The Observer. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Gill, Andy. "Peace, Happy People, album review: Indie's new kings show the power of positive thinking". The Independent. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Milton, Jamie. "Peace - Happy People". DIY. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ Matt Moody, "Album Review: Peace - Happy People", Redbrick, 2015

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