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On May 23, 2011.

On May 23, 2011, “Startime International” label released “Torches”, the debut Foster the People studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2011, and was produced by Rich Costey, Paul Epworth, Mark Foster, Tony Hoffer and  Greg Kurstin. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and Platinum in US by “RIAA”.


  • Mark Foster- lead vocals,  piano,  guitar, keyboards,  synthesizers,  programming, percussion, Wurlitzer, vibraphone, glockenspiel
  • Cubbie Fink – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Pontius – drums, percussion
  • Paul Epworth – programming, keyboards, percussion
  • Greg Kurstin- programming, synthesizer
  • Sean Cimino – guitar
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Zach Heiligman – programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Foster, except where noted.

  1. Helena Beat
  2. Pumped Up Kicks
  3. Call It What You Want
  4. Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)
  5. Waste
  6. I Would Do Anything for You
  7. Houdini
  8. Life on the Nickel – Paul Epworth, Mark Foster
  9. Miss You – Zach Heiligman, Mark Foster
  10. Warrant

On March 14, 2014.

On March 14, 2014, “Columbia” label released “Supermodel”, the second Foster the People studio album. It was recorded December 2012 – January 2013, and was produced by Paul Epworth and Mark Foster.


  • Mark Foster – vocals, celeste, concept, drums, guitar, harpsichord, percussion, piano, programming, synthesizer, synthesizer bass, vibraphone
  • Jacob Fink – backing vocals, bass
  • Mark Pontius – backing vocals, drums
  • Paul Epworth – drums, horn, programming, synthesizer
  • Sean Cimino – backing vocals, effects, guitar, pedal steel
  • Isom Innis – backing vocals, drums, guitar, piano, programming, synthesizer
  • Luca Venter – drums
  • Matthew Wilcox – drum programming, drums
  • Stewart Cole – horn
  • Amy Langley – cello
  • Greg Kurstin – programming
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Nicolas Fournier, Bo Hill, Martin Cooke – mixing assistant
  • Darrell Thorp – engineer
  • Matt Wiggins – engineer, mixing
  • Joseph Hartwell Jones – assistant engineer
  • Dave Bett – creative director
  • Anita Marisa Boriboon – art direction, design
  • Young & Sick – design, illustrations

Track listing:

  1. Are You What You Want to Be? – Mark Foster, Greg Kurstin
  2. Ask Yourself – Mark Foster, Greg Kurstin
  3. Coming of Age – Mark Foster, Isom Innis, Jacob Fink, Sean Cimino, Paul Epworth
  4. Nevermind – Mark Foster, Paul Epworth
  5. Pseudologia Fantastica – Mark Foster, Paul Epworth
  6. The Angelic Welcome of Mr. Jones – Mark Foster, Isom Innis
  7. Best Friend – Mark Foster, Isom Innis
  8. A Beginner’s Guide to Destroying the Moon – Mark Foster, Paul Epworth, Mike Volpe
  9. Goats in Trees – Mark Foster, Paul Epworth
  10. The Truth – Mark Foster, Isom Innis, Matthew Wilcox, Luca Venter
  11. Fire Escape – Mark Foster

On October 12, 1999.

On October 12, 1999, “Volcano Entertainment” label released “In Reverse”, the seventh Matthew Sweet album. It was recorded May – June 1999, and was produced by Matthew Sweet, Greg Leisz, Fred Maher and Jim Scott. The album cover features artists Margaret Keane painting.


  • Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitar, bass, organ, synthesizer, percussion
  • Bruce Fowler- trombone
  • Walt Fowler – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Rick Cunha – acoustic guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Victor Bisetti, Don Heffington- percussion
  • Carol Kaye- bass
  • Greg Kurstin – piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Greg Leisz- guitar, pedal steel
  • Fred Maher- drums, percussion
  • Tony Marsico- acoustic bass
  • Ric Menck – drums, percussion
  • Jamie Muhoberac- organ, piano
  • Paul Chastain – acoustic guitar
  • John Ginty – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Brian Kehew – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Pamelia Kurstin- theremin

Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Sweet.

  1. Millennium Blues
  2. If Time Permits
  3. Beware My Love
  4. Faith in You
  5. Hide
  6. Future Shock
  7. Split Personality
  8. I Should Never Have Let You Know
  9. Trade Places
  10. What Matters
  11. Write Your Own Song
  12. Worse to Live
  13. Untitled
  14. Thunderstorm


On October 3, 2006.

On October 3, 2006, “Interscope” label released “The Information”, the seventh Beck studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.


  • Beck– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, melodica,  piano,  organ,  keyboards, programming, effects, scratching, sitar, bass guitar,  harmonica, kalimba, percussion, drums, drum effects, glockenspiel, Game Boy
  • Nigel Godrich– mixing, keyboards, programming, effects, scratching,  tambourine, percussion, background vocals, Speak ‘n Spell, whistle, Tote-A-Tune, kalimba, drums, Game Boy
  • Jason Falkner– bass guitars, electric and acoustic guitar, African bass, Moog synthesizer bass, background vocals, percussion, drums
  • James Gadson– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Manning Jr.– intro sounds
  • Alex Acuña– percussion, background vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Brian LeBarton– Speak ‘n Spell
  • Justin Stanley– electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals, percussion, flute
  • Greg Kurstin– keyboards, berimbau, piano, bass keyboard, synthesizer, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • DJ Z-Trip– scratching
  • Stevie Black – cello, percussion, background vocals
  • Lucia Ribisi – girl on “Cellphone’s Dead”
  • Cosimo Hansen – talking
  • Sean Davis – bass guitars
  • Rachel Shelley– shipping forecast
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, conductor
  • Suzie Katayama, Charlie Bisharat– strings
  • Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers– talking on “Exoskeleton”

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Elevator Music
  2. Think I’m in Love
  3. Cellphone’s Dead
  4. Strange Apparition
  5. Soldier Jane – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  6. Nausea
  7. New Round
  8. Dark Star
  9. We Dance Alone
  10. No Complaints
  11. 1000 BPM
  12. Motorcade – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  13. The Information
  14. Movie Theme – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  15. The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich


  • “The Horrible Fanfare” section uses a sample of “Cellphone’s Dead”.
  • “The Landslide” section uses a sample from the song “Requiem pour un con” by the French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
  • “The Exoskeleton” section contains dialogue spoken by Dave Eggersand Spike Jonze


On June 13, 2014.

On June 13, 2014, “Polydor” label released “Ultraviolence”, the third Lana Del Rey studio album. It was recorded 2013-2014, and was produced by Dan Auerbach, Lana Del Rey, Rick Novels, Blake Stranathan, Paul Epworth, Lee Foster, Daniel Heath and Rick Nowels.


  • Lana Del Rey– lead and background vocals
  • Dan Auerbach– background vocals, claps; electric guitar, shaker, 12–string acoustic guitar, synthesizer, mixing
  • Seth Kauffman – background vocals, synthesizer, claps, electric guitar, omnichord, percussion
  • Alfreda McCrary Lee – background vocals
  • Ann McCrary – background vocals
  • Regina McCrary – background vocals
  • Collin Dupuis – drum programming, synthesizer, engineering, mixing
  • Brian Griffin – drums
  • Ed Harcourt– piano
  • Tom Herbert– bass guitar
  • Nikolaj Torp Larsen– philicorda, mellotron
  • Leon Michaels – claps, synthesizer, piano, mellotron, tambourine, percussion, tenor saxophone
  • Nick Movshon– claps, bass guitar, upright bass, drums, piano
  • Rick Nowels– piano
  • Russ Pahl – pedal steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Blake Stranathan – guitar
  • Pablo Tato – guitar
  • Leo Taylor– drums
  • Kenny Vaughan– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, mellotron
  • Maximilian Weissenfeldt – claps, drums
  • Julian Burg – additional engineering
  • Vira Byramji – assistant engineer
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Milton Gutiérrez – engineering
  • Daniel Heath – arrangement
  • Phil Joly – engineering, tracking engineer, mixing
  • Greg Kurstin– mixing
  • Russ Pahl – pedal steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Blake Stranathan – guitars
  • Neil Krug – photography
  • Mat Maitland– design
  • Matthew McGaughey – orchestration
  • Kieron Menzies – vocal engineering
  • Alex Pasco – additional engineering
  • Robert Orton– mixing
  • Myan Soffia – additional photographs
  • Matt Wiggins – engineering
  • Andy Zisakis – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Cruel World – Lana Del Rey, Blake Stranathan
  2. Ultraviolence – Lana Del Rey, Daniel Heath
  3. Shades of Cool – Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels
  4. Brooklyn Baby – Lana Del Rey, Barrie O’Neill
  5. West Coasts – Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels
  6. Sad Girl – Lana Del Rey – Rick Nowels
  7. Pretty When You Cry – Lana Del Rey, Blake Stranathan
  8. Money Power Glory – Lana Del Rey, Greg Kurstin
  9. Fucked My Way Up to the Top – Lana Del Rey, Daniel Heath
  10. Old Money – Lana Del Rey, Daniel Heath, Robbie Fitzsimmons
  11. The Other Woman – Jessie Mae Robinson

On May 2, 2014.

On May 2, 2014, “LL Recordings” label released “I Never Learn”, the third Lykke Li studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Ingrid”, “Studio Spegeln”, ”Music & Words”, “Decibel Studios” in Stockholm, Sweden, “Echo Studio”, “Sonora Recorders” in Los Angeles, California, “The Green Building”  in Santa Monica, California, and was produced by Greg Kurstin, Lasse Mårtén, Lykke Li and Björn Yttling.


  • Lykke Li– vocals, harmonies, production
  • Erik Arvinder – violin
  • Vincent Brantley – choir
  • Katherine Dancy – choir
  • Sean Dancy – choir
  • Yolanda Dancy – choir
  • Conny Lindgren – violin
  • John Eriksson– percussion
  • Andreas Forsman – violin
  • Brandon Hampton – choir
  • Erik Holm – viola
  • Greg Kurstin– bass, drums, electric guitar, guitar, keyboards,  Mellotron, Orchestron, organ, percussion, piano, recording
  • Bjorn Yttling– acoustic guitar, electric bass, Mellotron, percussion, piano, production, recording, sitar, Taurus, zither
  • Leo Svensson – cello
  • Andrea Thomas – choir
  • Thomas Tjärnkvist – electric guitar
  • Mariam Wallentin – vocals
  • Cecilia Linné – cello
  • Talitha Manor – choir
  • Lasse Mårtén – drum programming, mixing, percussion, recording
  • Amanda Hollingby Matsson– additional vocals
  • Rick Nowels– acoustic guitar, recording
  • Christopher Öhman – viola
  • Calle Olsson – synthesizer
  • Anders Pettersson – electric guitar, steel guitar
  • Lars Skoglund – drums, percussion
  • Ketil Solberg – violin
  • Laura Sisk – recording
  • Kieron Menzies – recording
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Julian Burg – recording
  • Alex Pasco – recording
  • Nille Perned – recording
  • Gustav Lindelöw – recording
  • Karl Lindman – art direction
  • Hans Stenlund – recording
  • Trevor Yasuda – recording
  • Brendan Dunne – design
  • Josh Olins – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Lykke Li; all music by Lykke Li and Björn Yttling except where noted.

  1. I Never Learn
  2. No Rest for the Wicked
  3. Just Like a Dream
  4. Silver Line – Lykke Li, Rick Nowels, Bjorn Yttling, Greg Kurstin
  5. Gunshot – Lykke Li, Rick Nowels, Bjorn Yttling
  6. Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone – Lykke Li, Rick Nowels, Bjorn Yttling
  7. Never Gonna Love Again
  8. Heart of Steel – Lykke Li, Rick Nowels, Bjorn Yttling
  9. Sleeping Alone

On April 3, 2006.

On April 3, 2006, “Warner Bros” label released “At War with the Mystics”, the eleventh Flaming Lips studio album. It was recorded June 2004-January 2006, at “Tarbox Road Studios” in Cassadaga, New York, and was produced by Dave Fridmann, Scott Booker, Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins.  In 2006 the album won “Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance” and “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical”.


  • Wayne Coyne– guitar, bass, vocals, mixing
  • Steven Drozd– guitars, keyboards, drums, vocals, mixing
  • Michael Ivins– bass, vocals, mixing, additional engineering
  • Dave Fridmann– additional songwriting, mixing, programming, engineering, mastering
  • Greg Kurstin– additional songwriting, backing vocals and instruments
  • Kliph Scurlock– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins.

  1. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)
  2. Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber)
  3. The Sound of Failure / It’s Dark… Is It Always This Dark??
  4. My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life as Blazing Shield of Defiance and Optimism as Celestial Spear of Action)
  5. Vein of Stars
  6. The Wizard Turns On… The Giant Silver Flashlight and Puts on His Werewolf Moccasins
  7. It Overtakes Me / The Stars Are So Big… I Am So Small… Do I Stand a Chance?
  8. Ambulance Driver
  9. Haven’t Got a Clue
  10. The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat)
  11. Pompeii am Götterdämmerung
  12. Goin’ On