Mosaic (311 Album)
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Mosaic 311 Album
Mosaic
311 Mosaic 2017.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 23, 2017
StudioThe Hive, North Hollywood, California
Length60:32
LabelBMG
Producer
311 chronology
Stereolithic
(2014)
Mosaic
(2017)
Voyager
(2019)
Singles from Mosaic
  1. "Too Much to Think"
    Released: March 11, 2017
  2. "'Til the City's on Fire"
    Released: August 8, 2017

Mosaic is the twelfth studio album by the American rock band 311. It was released on June 23, 2017. It is the first to be produced by John Feldmann. It is also the fourth to be produced by Scotch Ralston. The track listing was revealed by Pledge Music on April 10, 2017.[1]

Singles

"Too Much to Think" was released as the first official single on March 11, 2017.[2]

"Too Late" was released as the first promotional single on April 13, 2017, and second, "Perfect Mistake," was released on June 9, 2017.[3]

"'Til the City's on Fire" was released as the second official single on August 8, 2017.[4]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Alternative Nationhighly favorable[6]
NewsdayB+[7]

Mosaic was well-received upon release, with praise being directed towards a perceived return to peak musical, creative, and conceptual form. In a positive review from AllMusic, author Neil Z. Yeung notes that "it's a triumphant declaration from these vets, a rousing promise that the party has yet to end," giving the album four stars.[5]

Commercial performance

Mosaic debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 with 39,000 album-equivalent units, of which 37,000 were pure album sales.[8]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Too Much to Think"Zakk Cervini, John Feldmann, Nick Hexum, Matthew Pauling3:54
2."Wildfire"Nick Hexum, Gabe Isaac, Doug "SA" Martinez, Aaron "P-Nut" Wills5:28
3."The Night Is Young"Nick Hexum, Isaac3:48
4."Island Sun"Nick Hexum, Scott "Scotch" Ralston3:00
5."Perfect Mistake"Cervini, Feldmann, Nick Hexum, Pauling, Martinez, Wills3:10
6."Extension"Nick Hexum, Isaac, Martinez2:51
7."Inside Our Home"Nick Hexum, Dillon Pace, Evan Taubenfeld3:40
8."'Til the City's on Fire"Cervini, Feldmann, Nick Hexum, Pauling, Wills2:56
9."Too Late"Nick Hexum, Ralston5:23
10."Hey Yo"Geoffrey Earley, Nick Hexum, Martinez, Ralston3:33
11."Places That the Mind Goes"Nathaniel Caserta, Feldmann, Alan Hampton, Nick Hexum3:00
12."Face in the Wind"Nick Hexum, Tim Mahoney, Martinez, Ralston, Wills3:40
13."Forever Now"Nick Hexum, Nicole Hexum, Zack Hexum3:26
14."Days of '88"Nick Hexum, Martinez, Ralston, Chad Sexton3:54
15."One and the Same"Nick Hexum, Martinez, Wills3:27
16."Syntax Error"Ralston, Sexton2:13
17."On a Roll"Cervini, Feldmann, Nick Hexum, Pauling, Ralston3:09
Total length:60:32

Personnel

Credits adapted from liner notes.[9]

311

  • Nick Hexum - vocals (lead vocals on tracks: 1-17), guitar, keyboards, composition
  • Doug "SA" Martinez - vocals (lead vocals on tracks: 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12-15, 17), turntables, composition
  • Tim Mahoney - guitar, composition
  • P-Nut - bass, composition
  • Chad Sexton - drums, mixing (tracks: 2-4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12-16), composition

Additional personnel

  • Nathaniel Caserta - composition (track 11)
  • Zakk Cervini - engineering and mixing (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 11, 17), composition
  • Geoffrey Earley - composition (track 10)
  • John Feldmann - production and recording (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 11, 17), composition
  • Nicole Hexum - composition (track 13)
  • Zack Hexum - composition (track 13)
  • Joe Gastwirt - mastering
  • Alan Hampton - backing vocals (track 11), composition
  • Gabe Isaac - composition (tracks: 2, 3, 6)
  • Dillon Pace - composition (track 7)
  • Matt Pauling - additional production and engineering (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 11, 17), composition
  • Scotch Ralston - production and recording (tracks: 2-4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12-16), composition
  • Evan Taubenfeld - composition (track 7)

Charts

Weekly charts

Year-end charts

Chart (2017) Position
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[13] 29
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[14] 100

References

  1. ^ 311 announce song-titles & tracklisting for new album MOSAIC!
  2. ^ Kreps, Daniel (March 13, 2017). "Hear 311's Uplifting 'Too Much to Think' From New Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Rock Cellar Magazine Staff (June 9, 2017). "New from 311: Stream 'Perfect Mistake,' from Their New Album 'Mosaic' Due Out 6/23". Rock Cellar Magazine. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Future Releases Alternative". All Access. Archived from the original on July 20, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Neil Z. Yeung. "AllMusic Review by Neil Z. Yeung". AllMusic. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Joe Hughes (2017-06-25). "311 Sail Into Uncharted Waters With 'Mosaic'". alternativenation.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Glenn Gamboa (2017-06-22). "'Mosaic' review: 311 keeps their unique rap-rock-reggae vibe alive". newsday.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Caulfield, Keith (July 2, 2017). "DJ Khaled's 'Grateful' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Mosaic (CD). 311. BMG. 2017.CS1 maint: others (link)
  10. ^ "311 Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  11. ^ "311 Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "311 Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "Independent Albums - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Top Rock Albums - Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.

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