Love & Hate (Michael Kiwanuka album)

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Love & Hate
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate.jpg
Studio album by Michael Kiwanuka
Released 15 July 2016 (2016-07-15)[1]
Genre Soul jazz, Blues rock
Length 54:49
Label Polydor (UK)
Interscope (US)
Producer Danger Mouse, Inflo, Paul Butler
Michael Kiwanuka chronology
Home Again
(2012)Home Again2012
Love & Hate
(2016)
Singles from Love & Hate
  1. "Black Man in a White World"
    Released: 28 March 2016[2]
  2. "Love & Hate"
    Released: 7 April 2016[3]
  3. "One More Night"
    Released: 14 April 2016[4]

Love & Hate is the second studio album by London-based singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka.[1] The album was released on 15 July 2016 by Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

Background[edit]

The album is the follow-up record to Kiwanuka's 2012 Mercury Prize-nominated album Home Again, the album was produced by Danger Mouse, Inflo, and Paul Butler. Love & Hate also released three singles. The first single, "Black Man in a White World" was released on 28 March 2016, and was accompanied by a video directed by Hiro Murai, the second single, "Love & Hate", was released on 7 April 2016.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic86/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]
The A.V. ClubA[7]
Chicago Tribune4/4 stars[8]
The Daily Telegraph5/5 stars[9]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[10]
The Guardian4/5 stars[11]
NME4/5[12]
Pitchfork6.9/10[13]
Q4/5 stars[14]
The Times4/5 stars[15]

Upon its release, Love & Hate received widespread critical acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 86, based on 23 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[5] The Telegraph said "This is an album that sounds like a world of music in itself",[9] while The Guardian called the album "the work of an artist coming into his own".[11] Writing for Exclaim!, Ryan B. Patrick lauded Kiwanuka's "introspective study of himself and his standing in a post-millennial world".[16]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank Ref.
Banquet Records Albums of the Year 2016
1
American Songwriter Top 50 Albums of 2016 2016
2
Mojo The 50 Best Albums of 2016 2016
2
BBC Radio 6 Albums of the Year 2016
4
Chicago Tribune Top Albums of 2016 2016
4
GQ 10 Best Albums of 2016 2016
7
Les Inrockuptibles 50 Best Albums of 2016 2016
16
Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2016
17
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2016 2016
23
The Guardian The Best Albums of 2016 2016
27

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Cold Little Heart"10:10
2."Black Man in a White World"4:18
3."Falling"4:16
4."Place I Belong"4:47
5."Love & Hate"7:07
6."One More Night"3:53
7."I'll Never Love"2:45
8."Rule the World"5:42
9."Father's Child"7:05
10."The Final Frame"4:59
Total length:55:08

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[27] 35
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[28] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[29] 9
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[30] 26
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[31] 8
French Albums (SNEP)[32] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[33] 6
Irish Albums (IRMA)[34] 15
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[35] 4
Scottish Albums (OCC)[36] 4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[37] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[38] 1
US Billboard 200[39] 170

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka". 
  2. ^ "You Tube - Video Music for Black Man in a White World by Michael Kiwanuka". 
  3. ^ "You Tube - Video Music for Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka". 
  4. ^ "You Tube - Video Music for One More Night by Michael Kiwanuka". 
  5. ^ a b "Reviews for Love & Hate by Michael Kiwanuka". Metacritic. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Monger, Timothy. "Love & Hate – Michael Kiwanuka". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Moayeri, Lily (15 July 2016). "Michael Kiwanuka bests himself on his second album". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  8. ^ Kot, Greg (22 July 2016). "Michael Kiwanuka breaks out of retro-soul box in 'Love & Hate'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  9. ^ a b McCormick, Neil (19 July 2016). "Michael Kiwanuka's Love & Hate is a dazzling melting pot of sound – review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  10. ^ Farber, Jim (14 July 2016). "Michael Kiwanuka's Love and Hate: EW Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Petridis, Alexis (14 July 2016). "Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate review – soul-searching with the tang of authenticity". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  12. ^ Cooper, Leonie (13 July 2016). "Michael Kiwanuka – 'Love & Hate' Review". NME. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  13. ^ Moore, Marcus J. (25 July 2016). "Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  14. ^ Segal, Victoria (July 2016). "Higher Ground". Q (360): 102–03. 
  15. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (15 July 2016). "Pop: Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate". The Times. Retrieved 25 July 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  16. ^ Patrick, Ryan B. (15 July 2016). "Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate". Exclaim!. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Albums of the Year". Banquet Records. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "Top 50 Albums of 2016". American Songwriter. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2016". Mojo. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "Albums of the Year". BBC Radio 6. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "Top Albums of 2016". Chicago Tribune. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "10 Best Albums of 2016". GQ. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "50 Best Albums of 2016". Les Inrockuptibles. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Albums of the Year". Rough Trade. 14 November 2016. Archived from the original on 16 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  25. ^ "NME's Albums of the Year 2016". NME. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  26. ^ "The Best Albums of 2016: 40-31". The Guardian. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  27. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  28. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  29. ^ "Ultratop.be – Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  30. ^ "Ultratop.be – Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  31. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  32. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 29, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  33. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  34. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 29, 2016". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  35. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  36. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  37. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  38. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  39. ^ "Michael Kiwanuka Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 July 2016.

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