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VHS Album
VHS
VHS X ambassadors.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 30, 2015 (2015-06-30)
Recorded2013-2015
Genre
Length47:33
Label
Producer
X Ambassadors chronology
The Reason
(2014)
VHS
(2015)
Orion
(2019)
Singles from VHS
  1. "Jungle"
    Released: December 18, 2013
  2. "Renegades"
    Released: March 3, 2015
  3. "Unsteady"
    Released: October 13, 2015
  4. "Low Life"
    Released: June 28, 2016
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Alternative Addiction5/5 stars[3]
Billboard3/5 stars[2]
Brent Music Reviews3.5/5 stars[4]
Everything Mainstream5/5 stars[5]
Surviving the Golden Age5/10 stars[6]

VHS is the debut studio album by American rock band X Ambassadors, released on June 30, 2015 by KIDinaKORNER and Interscope Records. The album has spawned four singles: "Jungle", "Renegades", "Unsteady", and "Low Life". A special edition titled VHS 2.0 was released on June 10, 2016 with five additional tracks and the interludes removed. It Is Only Album To Feature Noah Fledshuh Before He's Going On Idenfinite Hiatus In 2016.

Track listing

VHS - Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Y2K Time Capsule" (intro)
0:31
2."Renegades"
Alex da Kid3:14
3."Moving Day" (interlude)
  • S. Harris
  • R. Harris
  • Casey Harris
  • Margaret Wakeley
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
0:19
4."Unsteady"
  • X Ambassadors
  • Grant
Alex da Kid3:13
5."Hang On"
  • X Ambassadors
  • Grant
  • Jayson DeZuzio
  • Alex da Kid
  • DeZuzio
3:00
6."Gorgeous"
  • X Ambassadors
  • Grant
Alex da Kid3:17
7."First Show" (interlude)
  • S. Harris
  • Noah Feldshuh
  • Nicholas Farhi
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
0:11
8."Fear" (featuring Imagine Dragons)
Alex da Kid2:41
9."Smoke" (interlude)
  • S. Harris
  • Feldshuh
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
0:24
10."Nervous"
  • X Ambassadors
  • Grant
Alex da Kid3:33
11."Low Life" (featuring Jamie N Commons)
  • Alex da Kid
  • DeZuzio
4:40
12."Adam & Noah's Priorities" (interlude)
  • Adam Levin
  • Feldshuh
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
0:27
13."B.I.G."
  • X Ambassadors
  • Grant
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
3:29
14."Feather"
  • X Ambassadors
  • Grant
Alex da Kid3:16
15."Superpower"
  • X Ambassadors
  • Grant
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
3:12
16."Loveless"
  • X Ambassadors
  • Grant
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
3:19
17."Jungle" (with Jamie N Commons)
  • Alex da Kid
  • Del Rio
3:09
18."Good News on the Remix" (interlude)
  • S. Harris
  • Grant
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
0:51
19."Naked"
  • X Ambassadors
  • Grant
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
3:21
20."VHS Outro"
  • C. Harris
  • S. Harris
  • Levin
  • X Ambassadors
  • Alex da Kid
1:25
Total length:47:33
VHS - Target exclusive bonus tracks[7]
No.TitleLength
21."Skin"4:26
22."Heist"3:34
Total length:55:33
VHS 2.0
No.TitleLength
1."Renegades"3:14
2."Unsteady"3:13
3."Hang On"3:00
4."Gorgeous"3:17
5."Fear" (featuring Imagine Dragons)2:41
6."Nervous"3:33
7."Low Life" (featuring Jamie N Commons)4:40
8."B.I.G."3:29
9."Feather"3:16
10."Superpower"3:12
11."Loveless"3:19
12."Jungle" (featuring Jamie N Commons)3:09
13."Naked"3:22
14."Low Life 2.0" (featuring Jamie N Commons & A$AP Ferg)3:26
15."Kerosene Dreams"3:53
16."Collider" (featuring Tom Morello)3:19
17."Gorgeous (Upstate Sessions)"3:44
18."Eye of the Storm"3:46
Total length:61:33

Personnel

X Ambassadors

  • Sam Harris - lead and backing vocals, acoustic, bass and electric guitars, saxophone, additional percussion
  • Casey Harris - piano, backing vocals, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Adam Levin - drums, percussion
  • Noah Feldshuh - bass and electric guitars, backing vocals

Additional musicians

  • Jamie N Commons - additional guitar and vocals (on "Jungle" and "Low Life")
  • Imagine Dragons - additional vocals and instrumentation (on "Fear")

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] Gold 40,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[17] Gold 10,000*
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United States June 30, 2015 [19]
United Kingdom January 1, 2016 Digital download [20]

References

  1. ^ allmusic
  2. ^ a b c Hampp, Andrew (July 3, 2015). "Alt-Rockers X Ambassadors Take a Page From Imagine Dragons on 'VHS'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Album Review of VHS by X Ambassadors". Alternative Addiction. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Overall, X Ambassadors' debut album is a strong showing". Brent Music Reviews. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Freecheck, Joel (June 22, 2015). "VHS - X Ambassadors, Everything Mainstream Album Review". Everything Mainstream. blog. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "The lyrics pop out, urging you to sing along as it distracts the fact that the music itself is quite mundane". Surviving the Golden Age. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "X Ambassadors - VHS - Target Exclusive". Target.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be - X Ambassadors - VHS" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com - X Ambassadors - VHS". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de - X Ambassadors - VHS" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  13. ^ "X Ambassadors Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "Top Canadian Albums - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  15. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications - X Ambassadors - VHS". Music Canada.
  17. ^ "Polish album certifications - X Ambassadors - VHS" (in Polish). Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "American album certifications - X Ambassadors - VHS". Recording Industry Association of America.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.
  19. ^ "X Ambassadors - VHS [Explicit] - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com.
  20. ^ "iTunes - Music - VHS by X Ambassadors". iTunes Store (GB).



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