2Cellos (album)

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2Cellos
2Cellos album cover.jpeg
Studio album by 2Cellos
Released June 10, 2011
Recorded May, 2011
Morris Studio, Zagreb[1]
Genre Cello rock, classical crossover
Length 53:15
Label Sony Masterworks
Producer Miroslav Vidović
2Cellos chronology
2Cellos
(2011)
In2ition
(2012)
Singles from 2Cellos
  1. "Smooth Criminal"
  2. "Welcome to the Jungle"
  3. "Hurt"

2Cellos is the self-titled debut studio album by Croatian cello duo, 2Cellos. It was released on June 10, 2011, worldwide, through Sony Masterworks. The album peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Top Classical Albums chart.[2]

Critical reception

Chad Grischow of IGN Music called the duo's Nirvana cover "astonishing" and the U2 covers "nothing short of magical." However, he was unimpressed by "The Resistance," and wrote that "'Viva La Vida' is too obvious a choice" for their debut album.[3]

Ultimate-Guitar.com, commented on the album's choice of songs as "eclectic ... but the cellists handle a good number of genres easily." The site attributed the album's quality to the fact that the "duo's approach to the majority of the songs is more about texture or a percussive quality ... against flashy, over-the-top tracks."[4]

Allmusic's review noted that the cellists "have created an inventive first offering, with unique and innovative arrangements, that deserves to transcend their YouTube beginnings" and praises their musical talents "which seem to produce sounds from a cello that otherwise wouldn't seem possible."[5]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Arranger(s) Length
1. "Where the Streets Have No Name" U2 Šulić, Hauser 4:02
2. "Misirlou (theme from Pulp Fiction)" Dick Dale Šulić, Hauser 2:13
3. "Use Somebody" Kings of Leon Šulić, Hauser 3:27
4. "Smooth Criminal" Michael Jackson Šulić, Hauser 4:05
5. "Fragile" Sting Šulić, Hauser 3:26
6. "The Resistance" Muse Šulić, Hauser 3:49
7. "Hurt" Nine Inch Nails Šulić, Hauser 4:29
8. "Welcome to the Jungle" Guns N' Roses Šulić, Hauser 3:08
9. "Human Nature" Michael Jackson Šulić, Hauser 2:47
10. "Viva La Vida" Coldplay Šulić, Hauser 3:41
11. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nirvana Šulić, Hauser 2:50
12. "With or Without You" U2 Šulić, Hauser 4:51

Charts

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s) Notes
"Smooth Criminal" 2011 Kristijan Burlović Filmed in Pula, Croatia.
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Hurt" 2012 Filmed in Rakalj, Croatia.

Release history

Regions Dates Format(s) Label(s) Edition(s)
Worldwide June 10, 2011[17] digital download Sony Standard
July 19, 2011[18] CD
Japan April 25, 2012[19] Sony Japan Deluxe

Accolades

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2012 Porin Best International Album 2Cellos Won [20]
Best International Song "Smooth Criminal" Won

References

  1. ^ "2Cellos – 2Cellos". discogs.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "2Cellos Album & Song Chart History" Billboard
  3. ^ Grischow, Chad (22 July 2011). "Indie Music Watch". IGN. Archived from the original on 24 December 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "2CELLOS Review". Ultimate-Guitar.com. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  5. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "2 Cellos". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c 2Cellos - Music Charts (acharts.us)
  7. ^ "2Cellos u kratkom posjetu" (in Croatian). Index. 
  8. ^ "Top kombiniranih – tjedan 51. 2011" (in Croatian). Hrvatska Diskografska Udruga. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "2Cellos Album & Song Chart History" Billboard.
  10. ^ a b 2Cellos | Awards (allmusic.com)
  11. ^ 2Cellos - Chart history (billboard.com)
  12. ^ "2Cellos Album & Song Chart History" Billboard.
  13. ^ Japanese Albums Chart (oricon.co.jp)
  14. ^ a b c Glee Cast and 2Cellos - Smooth Criminal (acharts.us)
  15. ^ "Hauser & Šulić spremaju koncertni spektakl" (in Croatian). tportal.hr. 
  16. ^ 2Cellos - Chart history (billboard.com)
  17. ^ 2Cellos - 2CELLOS (itunes.apple.com)
  18. ^ 2Cellos - 2Cellos (Sulic & Hauser) (amazon.com)
  19. ^ 2Cellos Japanese Deluxe Edition (billboard-japan.com)
  20. ^ "2Cellos primili osvojene Porine" (in Croatian). dulist.hr. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2017. 

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