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Weezer: Same

On January 24, 2019, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, twelfth Weezer studio album (known as Teal Album). It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Mark Rankin, Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Bell – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – engineer, mixing
  • Jason Clark – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – vocal engineer
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Africa – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes
  3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  4. Take on Me – Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar
  5. Happy Together – Alan Gordon, Garry Bonner
  6. Paranoid – Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osborne, Bill Ward
  7. Mr. Blue Sky – Jeff Lynne
  8. Np Scrubs – Kevin Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, Lisa Lopes
  9. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  10. Stand by Me – Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

Florence and the Machine: Lungs

On July 3, 2009, “Island” label released “Lungs”, the debut Florence and the Machine studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2009, at “The Garden”,  “The Pool”, “The Synagogue”, “Strongroom 33 / Space Cave”, “The Smokehouse” and “The Dairy” in London, and was produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford, Charlie Hugall, Stephen Mackey, Isabella Summers and Eg White.

Personnel:

  • Florence Welch – lead and backing vocals, additional drumming, percussion, art direction
  • Rob Ackroyd – guitar, bass guitar
  • Tom Monger – harp
  • Christopher Lloyd Hayden – drums
  • Isabella Summers – piano, additional drumming, percussion
  • Tim McCall – guitar
  • Leo Abrahams – guitar
  • Duncan “Pixie” Mills – Hammond organ
  • Stephen Mackey – bass guitar
  • Mete Burch Bator – bass guitar
  • Martin Slattery – drums
  • James Ford – drums, bass guitar, additional piano; organ
  • Charlie Hugall – additional drumming, percussion, additional bass
  • Sally Herbert – string arrangements, violin
  • Everton Nelson – violin
  • Bruce White – viola
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Charlie Henry – cello
  • LaDonna Harley-Peters – backing vocals
  • Victoria Akintola – backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – recording 
  • Jimmy Robertson – recording, mixing
  • Duncan “Pixie” Mills – engineer assistant
  • Ben Jackson – engineer assistant
  • Al Riley – engineer assistant
  • James Ford – mixing
  • Stephen Mackey – mixing
  • Richard Flack – mixing
  • Cenzo Townshend – mixing 
  • Neil Comber – mixing assistant
  • Ben Mortimer – final edit
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Tabitha Denholm – art direction
  • Hugh Frost – layout
  • Orlando Weeks – lung illustration
  • Tom Beard – photography
  • Wade Fletcher – live photograph

Track listing:

  1. Dog Days Are Over – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  3. I’m Not Calling You a Liar – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  4. Howl – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  5. Kiss With a Fist – Florence Welch, Matt Allchin
  6. Girl With One Eye – Matt Allchin, Davis Ashby, James McCool
  7. Drumming Song – Florence Welch, James Ford, Crispin Hunt
  8. Between Two Lungs – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  9. Cosmic Love – Florence Welch, Isabella Summers
  10. My Boy Builds Coffins – Florence Welch, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, Rob Ackroyd
  11. Hurricane Drunk – Florence Welch, Eg White
  12. Blinding – Florence Welch, Paul Epworth
  13. You’ve Got the Love – John Bellamy, Arnecia Michelle Harris. Anthony B. Stephens

On january 11, 2014.

On January 11, 2012, “4AD” label released “Future This”, the second Big Pink (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Paul Epworth.

Personnel:

  • Milo Cordell – performer
  • Robbie Furze – performer
  • Victoria Smith – performer, drums
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Jimmy Robertson – additional vocals
  • Sally Herbert – additional string arrangements, violin 
  • Zan Lyons – additional viola, performer, programming
  • Chris Prendergast – drums 
  • Tom Morris – additional drums
  • Mark Rankin – engineer
  • Joe Hartwell Jones – assistant engineer
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • John Catlin – mixing assistant
  • Alison Fielding – design
  • Tom Beard – band photograph
  • David Emery – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Milo Cordell and Robbie Furze, except where noted.

  1. Stay Gold – Paul Epworth
  2. Hit the Ground (Superman) – Paul Epworth, Laurie Anderson
  3. Give It Up – Paul Epworth, Earl Randle
  4. The Palace – Paul Epworth
  5. 1313
  6. Rubbernecking – Paul Epworth
  7. Jump Music
  8. Lose Your Mind
  9. Future This – Daniel O’Sullivan
  10. 77

“Lose Your Mind” contains a sample from Siouxsie and the Banshees’ 1980 song “Happy House”

“Hit the Ground (Superman)” contains a sample from The Documentary 2005 song “Westside Story” by rappers The Game and 50 Cent and from “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson

On August 25, 2017.

On August 25, 2017, “Matador” label released “Villains”, the seventh Queens of the Stone Age studio album. It was recorded January – March 2017 and was produced by Mark Ronson and Mark Rankin.

Personnel:

  • Josh Homme– lead vocals, guitars
  • Troy Van Leeuwen– guitars, keys, backing vocals
  • Dean Fertita– keys, guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Shuman– bass guitar, vocals
  • Jon Theodore– drums
  • Nikka Costa– background vocals
  • Matt Sweeney– background vocals
  • Fred Martin – background vocals
  • Tai Phillips – background vocals
  • Faith Matovia – background vocals
  • The Section Quartet– strings
  • James King– saxophone
  • Mark Rankin– engineering
  • Wesley Seidman – engineering assistant
  • Justin Smith – engineering assistant
  • Caesar Edmunds – mix engineering
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Gavin Lurssen– mastering
  • Reuben Cohen – mastering
  • Boneface – design, illustrations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Josh Homme, all music by Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore.

  1. Feet Don’t Fall me
  2. The Way You Used to Do
  3. Domesticated Animals
  4. Fortress
  5. Head Like a Haunted House
  6. Un-Reborn Again
  7. Hideaway
  8. The Evil Has Landed
  9. Villains of Circumstances

On June 3, 2013.

On June 3, 2013, “Matador Records” label released “…Like Clockwork”, the sixth Queens of the Stone Age album. It was recorded August 2012-March 2013, at “Pink Duck Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Josh Homme, James Lavelle, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Feritta and Michael Shuman. The album cover art was by British artist Boneface. “NME” magazine ranked it at number 335 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Josh Homme– lead vocals, guitar, slide guitar, glass,  shakers, piano, Moog synthesizer, Roland SH-201,drums,  percussion, air ,frog and looper, twelve-string guitar, bass guitar
  • Troy Van Leeuwen– guitar, backing vocals, Moog synthesizer, shakers,  handclaps, lap steel guitar, twelve-string guitar, drone guitar, Korg synthesizer, percussion, acoustic guitar,  twelve-string slide guitar
  • Dean Fertita– keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, glass, slide guitar, Moog and Korg synthesizers, Rhodes piano, Korg MS-10, clavinet
  • Michael Shuman– bass guitar, backing vocals, cymbals, tambourine, twelve-string guitar, Moog synthesizer, guitar, claves, shakers and handclaps, mellotron
  • Dave Grohl– drums, percussion
  • Joey Castillo– drums, percussion, handclaps
  • Nick Oliveri– backing vocals
  • Mark Lanegan– backing vocals
  • Trent Reznor– co-lead vocals, kick and snare, backing vocals
  • Jake Shears– backing vocals
  • Alex Turner– backing vocals
  • Elton John– backing vocals, piano
  • Jon Theodore– drums, percussion
  • Charlie May– piano
  • Philip Sheppard– strings and arrangements
  • James Lavelle– arrangements
  • Mark Rankin– recording, mixing
  • Joe Barresi– mixing
  • Alain Johannes– additional engineering
  • Justin Smith – additional engineering
  • Gavin Lurssen– mastering
  • Boneface – design, illustrations
  • Liam Brazier – animations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Josh Homme; all music by Troy Van Leewen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Josh Homme,except where noted.

  1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
  2. I Sat by the Ocean
  3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
  4. If I Had a Tail
  5. My God Is the Sun
  6. Kalopsia
  7. Fairweather Friends – Mark Lanegan, Troy Van Leewen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman, Josh Homme
  8. Smooth Sailing
  9. I Appear Missing
  10. …Like Clockwork