Thompson Square (album)

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Thompson Square
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)
Genre Country
Length41:07 [1]
Label Stoney Creek
Producer New Voice Entertainment
Thompson Square chronology
Thompson Square
(2011)
Just Feels Good
(2013)
Alternative cover
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Alternate Cover
Singles from Thompson Square
  1. "Let's Fight"
    Released: May 3, 2010
  2. "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"
    Released: July 12, 2010
  3. "I Got You"
    Released: May 9, 2011
  4. "Glass"
    Released: January 30, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Country Weekly Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [2]
RoughstockStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [3]

Thompson Square is the self-titled debut studio album of the American country music duo Thompson Square. The album was released on February 8, 2011 via Stoney Creek Records, a division of Broken Bow Records. It includes the singles "Let's Fight," "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," "I Got You," and "Glass."

Contents

Content

The album was produced by labelmate Jason Aldean's road band, New Voice Entertainment, which consists of Tully Kennedy, Kurt Allison, David Fanning and Rich Redmond. [4] "Let's Fight" was released as the first single on May 3, 2010, and reached number 58 on the Hot Country Songs charts in June 2010 before being withdrawn from radio in favor of "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not", which was released on July 12, 2010. It became their first Number One hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in April 2011, and was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA. The album produced two more singles in "I Got You" and "Glass," both of which were Top 20 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart, with the former reaching the Top Ten.

Reception

Commercial

Thompson Square debuted at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number 3 on the U.S. Top Country Albums chart, with first-week sales of 30,028. [5] As of the chart dated July 23, 2011, the album has sold 196,989 copies in the US. [6]

Critical

Reviewing for Country Weekly , Jessica Phillips gave the album three-and-a-half stars out of five. She called the album a "refreshingly honest glimpse into the highs, lows and idiosyncrasies of a relationship", but criticized the sound by saying that it did not "stray far from the country-rock hybrid." [2] An identical rating came from William Ruhlmann of AllMusic, who said that they "make the most of their romantic pairing" but thought that "many of the arrangements are outright rockers". He also criticized the vocal arrangements for favoring Kiefer. [1] Bobby Peacock of Roughstock rated the album four stars out of five, calling the vocals "energetic, dynamic and, best of all, balanced" in addition to praising their chemistry. [3]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Got You"Paul Jenkins, Jason Sellers, Kiefer Thompson, Shawna Thompson3:03
2."Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" David Lee Murphy, Jim Collins 3:04
3."Glass" Ross Copperman, Jon Nite 3:51
4."My Kind of Crazy"James LeBlanc, K. Thompson, S. Thompson3:46
5."As Bad as It Gets"Erik Halbig, K. Thompson, S. Thompson3:27
6."Who Loves Who More"Billy Austin, Jeannine Lasky, Matt Lopez3:08
7."Getaway Car"Troy Johnson, K. Thompson, S. Thompson3:32
8."Let's Fight"Westin Davis, K. Thompson, Kip Moore 3:01
9."All the Way"Moore, K. Thompson3:16
10."I Don't Wanna Miss You"Halbig, K. Thompson, S. Thompson4:05
11."If It Takes All Night"Bobby Tomberlin, Davis, K. Thompson, S. Thompson4:10
12."One of Those Days" David Fanning, K. Thompson, S. Thompson2:36

Personnel

Thompson Square

Additional Musicians

Chart performance

Album

Chart (2011)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 20015
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums3
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums3

Singles

YearSinglePeak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[7]
US
[8]
CAN
[9]
2010"Let's Fight"58
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"13250
2011"I Got You"868
2012"Glass"1584
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [11] Gold500,000Double-dagger-14-plain.png

Double-dagger-14-plain.pngsales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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