Too (Fidlar album)

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Too
FIDLARtoo.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 4, 2015
RecordedDecember 2014 [1] at St. Charles Studio in East Nashville, TN
Genre Skate punk, garage rock
Length39:31
Label
Producer Jay Joyce
Fidlar chronology
Fidlar
(2013)
Too
(2015)
Almost Free
(2019)
Singles from Too
  1. "40oz. On Repeat"
    Released: June 2, 2015
  2. "Drone"
    Released: August 13, 2015
  3. "Why Generation"
    Released: February 1, 2016

Too is the second studio album by American skate punk band Fidlar, released September 4, 2015.

Contents

Singles

The album's lead single "40 oz. On Repeat" was released on June 2, 2015, along with an official video. [2]

The album's second single "Drone" and its video were released exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music on August 13, 2015 before being released to all retail formats the next day. [3] [4]

"Why Generation" was promoted as the album's third single with the premiere of an animated music video composed of almost entirely emojis. [5] The video was directed by Ryan Baxley and animated by Nolan Fabricius. [6]

Promotional singles

"West Coast" was released on July 15, 2015 as the album's first promotional single, along with a music video featuring performance footage. [7] An original demo of the song was previously included on the band's 2012 EP Shit We Recorded In Our Bedroom. [8]

"Leave Me Alone" was released on August 27, 2015 as the album's second promotional single, accompanied by a lyric video. [9]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 76/100 [10]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [11]
The A.V. Club B [12]
Clash Music 7/10 [13]
Consequence of Sound B+ [14]
DIY Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [15]
Drowned in Sound 6 [16]
Exclaim! 8 [17]
The Line of Best Fit Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [18]
NME 8/10 [19]
NOW Toronto Magazine 3/5 (Good) [20]
Paste Magazine 6.5 [21]
Pitchfork Media 5.8 [22]
Spin 7 of 10 [23]
The 4055/10 [24]

Upon release, Too received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received a generally favorable score of 76 based on 20 reviews. [25] Consequence Of Sound ranked it #46 on their top 50 albums of 2015. [26]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Zac Carper, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."40oz. on Repeat" 3:52
2."Punks"Elvis Kuehn, Carper2:42
3."West Coast" 3:22
4."Why Generation"Kuehn4:28
5."Sober" 2:26
6."Leave Me Alone" 3:20
7."Drone"Kuehn2:48
8."Overdose" 3:48
9."Hey Johnny"Kuehn3:27
10."Stupid Decisions"Brandon Schwartzel, Carper3:31
11."Bad Medicine"Schwartzel2:56
12."Bad Habits" 5:31

[27]

Personnel

Fidlar
Production

Charts

Chart (2015)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) [28] 28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) [29] 175
UK Albums (OCC) [30] 45
US Billboard 200 [31] 124
US Heatseekers Albums ( Billboard ) [32] 1

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