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Start the Party
A man crowd surfing over several people on a beach
Studio album by
Released21 January 2013 (2013-01-21)
RecordedMay 2012
Length37:22
LabelCooking Vinyl
ProducerJason Perry
The Blackout chronology
Hope
(2011)
Start the Party
(2013)

Start the Party is the fourth and final studio album by Welsh post-hardcore band the Blackout. It was released by Cooking Vinyl on 21 January 2013. Following the touring cycle for their third studio album, Hope (2011), the band began writing material for their next album. They recorded the album with A frontman Jason Perry acting as producer. It revolves around party-going, having received comparisons to the output of the Beastie Boys, and the guitar work of the Foo Fighters and Papa Roach.

Prior to the release of Start the Party, the Blackout embarked on a brief tour of the United Kingdom, and released music videos for "Start the Party" and "Running Scared". The album's artwork shows Dirty Sanchez' stunt performer Mathew Pritchard crowd-surfing. For promotion, the Blackout went on another headlining UK tour, a European support slot for Yellowcard, and made appearances at the Soundwave festival in Australia. Music videos for "Radio" and "Take Away the Misery" were released in mid-2013, and the Blackout embarked on a UK tour at the end of the year.

Start the Party received generally positive reviews from music critics, some of whom commented on the Blackout's musicianship. The album reached number 35 on the UK Albums Chart. "Start the Party" and "Runnin' Scared" charted at number 22 and 35, respectively, on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart.

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Post-hardcore

Post-hardcore

Post-hardcore is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression. It was initially inspired by post-punk and noise rock. Like post-punk, the term has been applied to a broad constellation of groups. Post-hardcore began in the 1980s with bands like Hüsker Dü and Minutemen. The genre expanded in the 1980s and 1990s with releases by bands from cities that had established hardcore scenes, such as Fugazi from Washington, D.C. as well as groups such as Big Black and Jawbox that stuck closer to post-hardcore's noise rock roots. In the early- and mid-2000s, post-hardcore achieved mainstream success with the popularity of bands like My Chemical Romance, Dance Gavin Dance, AFI, Underoath, Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein, The Used, At the Drive-In, Saosin, Alexisonfire, and Senses Fail. In the 2010s, bands like Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil achieved mainstream success. Meanwhile, bands like Title Fight and La Dispute experienced underground popularity.

Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl is a British independent record label, based in Acton, London, England, founded in 1986 by former manager and booking agent Martin Goldschmidt and business partner Pete Lawrence. Goldschmidt remains the current owner and chairman, while Rob Collins is managing director. The company focuses on artist service-based deals where the artist retains ownership of their copyrights.

Hope (The Blackout album)

Hope (The Blackout album)

Hope is the third studio album by Welsh post-hardcore band The Blackout.

A (band)

A (band)

A is a British alternative rock band from Suffolk, England, which formed in 1993. They have released 4 studio and 2 live albums, including their debut How Ace Are Buildings and the UK top 20 album Hi-Fi Serious. Single releases have also achieved strong chart success, with a UK top 10, four UK top 40 and seven UK Top 100 singles.

Jason Perry (singer)

Jason Perry (singer)

Jason Perry is an English record producer and singer/songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of the Suffolk based band alternative rock 'A'. He has an identical twin brother, Adam, and a younger brother, Giles, both of whom are also members of the band. Recently, Perry has produced albums by Greywind, Fatherson, Don Broco, Molotov, McBusted, Matthew P, Ivyrise, the Blackout, Kids in Glass Houses, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Futures, Matt Willis and McFly.

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters are an American rock band formed in Seattle in 1994. Foo Fighters was initially formed as a one-man project by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. Following the success of the 1995 eponymous debut album, Grohl recruited a band consisting of Nate Mendel, William Goldsmith (drums), and Pat Smear (guitar). After a succession of lineup changes, including the departures of Goldsmith and Smear, the band formed its core lineup in 1999, consisting of Grohl, Mendel, Chris Shiflett (guitar), and Taylor Hawkins (drums). Smear rejoined in 2005, and Rami Jaffee (keys) joined in 2017.

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California, formed in 1993. The original lineup consisted of lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, guitarist Jerry Horton, drummer Dave Buckner, bassist Will James, and trombonist Ben Luther.

Music video

Music video

A music video is a video of variable duration, that integrates a music song or a music album with imagery that is produced for promotional or musical artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a music marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings.

Dirty Sanchez (TV series)

Dirty Sanchez (TV series)

Dirty Sanchez is a British stunt and prank TV series featuring a group of three Welshmen and one Englishman harming themselves, and each other, through dangerous stunts, which ran from 2003 until 2007. It was known as Sanchez Boys and Team Sanchez in the U.S. The performers are the Welshmen Mathew Pritchard, Lee Dainton, Michael "Pancho" Locke and the Englishman Dan Joyce and was originally based in Newport, South Wales, but later series of the show took place elsewhere in the United Kingdom and the world. Pritchard and Locke also starred as the "Pain Men" in Channel 4's Balls of Steel. The series is similar to the American series Jackass and the Finnish series The Dudesons. The show aired on MTV in the United Kingdom and on MTV2 in the United States.

Mathew Pritchard

Mathew Pritchard

Mathew Pritchard is a Welsh professional skateboarder, stunt performer, and celebrity chef. He regularly appeared as a stunt performer on Dirty Sanchez, Wrecked, and Balls of Steel. In 2019, he hosted the first BBC vegan cookery show, Dirty Vegan. He authored two cookbooks: Dirty Vegan and Dirty Vegan: Another Bite.

Soundwave (Australian music festival)

Soundwave (Australian music festival)

Soundwave was an annual music festival held in major cities around Australia, run and promoted by Soundwave Touring. The festival originated in Perth, Western Australia, and began travelling to the other Australian capital cities in 2007. It featured a number of international and Australian music acts from various genres, including rock, metal and punk. The festival has been headlined by Deftones, the Offspring, Incubus, Alice in Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Jimmy Eat World, Jane's Addiction, Soundgarden, Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, the Smashing Pumpkins, System of a Down, Slipknot, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Blink-182 and Metallica.

Music journalism

Music journalism

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Background and production

Independent record label Cooking Vinyl released the Blackout's third studio album Hope, which was crowd-funded through PledgeMusic, in April 2011.[1][2] While writing the album, the band had no funds, management or record label to support them.[3] They chose to continue working with Cooking Vinyl for Start the Party, which allowed them to focus on writing rather than on business issues.[2] The Blackout promoted Hope with two tours of the United Kingdom, and appearances at the Reading & Leeds, and Merthyr Rock festivals in late 2011.[4] Shortly after the first promotional tour, the band started writing new material for the next album, with the rough of idea of centering it around partying.[5] The members would work on songs in their own homes, before they get together to collaborate on them in vocalist Gavin Butler's garage in December 2011.[6] They would do vocals at the Musicbox rehearsal space in Cardiff or in Butler's dining room.[7]

They aimed to release another album by September or October 2012.[8] In May 2012,[9] the band recorded with A frontman Jason Perry, who served as producer, and engineer Michael Morgan.[10] Vocalist Sean Smith did not want Perry; instead wanting Terry Date, who was unavailable, Eric Valentine, who was out of their budget, or John Feldmann, who was working on someone else's album.[11] John Mitchell mixed the recordings and Tom Baker mastered them at Precision.[10] The Blackout initially planned to feature musicians Andrew W.K. and Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit on the album. Smith said W.K. "doesn't party hard enough for The Blackout", while Borland's guitar solo was not required when the band realised they could use vocals instead.[2]

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Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl

Cooking Vinyl is a British independent record label, based in Acton, London, England, founded in 1986 by former manager and booking agent Martin Goldschmidt and business partner Pete Lawrence. Goldschmidt remains the current owner and chairman, while Rob Collins is managing director. The company focuses on artist service-based deals where the artist retains ownership of their copyrights.

Hope (The Blackout album)

Hope (The Blackout album)

Hope is the third studio album by Welsh post-hardcore band The Blackout.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people, typically via the internet. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and alternative finance. In 2015, over US$34 billion was raised worldwide by crowdfunding.

A (band)

A (band)

A is a British alternative rock band from Suffolk, England, which formed in 1993. They have released 4 studio and 2 live albums, including their debut How Ace Are Buildings and the UK top 20 album Hi-Fi Serious. Single releases have also achieved strong chart success, with a UK top 10, four UK top 40 and seven UK Top 100 singles.

Jason Perry (singer)

Jason Perry (singer)

Jason Perry is an English record producer and singer/songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of the Suffolk based band alternative rock 'A'. He has an identical twin brother, Adam, and a younger brother, Giles, both of whom are also members of the band. Recently, Perry has produced albums by Greywind, Fatherson, Don Broco, Molotov, McBusted, Matthew P, Ivyrise, the Blackout, Kids in Glass Houses, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Futures, Matt Willis and McFly.

Eric Valentine

Eric Valentine

Eric Dodd, known professionally as Eric Valentine, is an American record producer who began his career as drummer and producer in the heavy metal band T-Ride.

John Feldmann

John Feldmann

John Feldmann is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He serves as the lead singer/guitarist of the band Goldfinger.

John Mitchell (musician)

John Mitchell (musician)

John Mitchell is a musician and record producer. He primarily plays guitar and has been a member of the bands It Bites, Arena, Frost*, Kino, A, The Urbane and Lonely Robot.

Audio mixing (recorded music)

Audio mixing (recorded music)

In sound recording and reproduction, audio mixing is the process of optimizing and combining multitrack recordings into a final mono, stereo or surround sound product. In the process of combining the separate tracks, their relative levels are adjusted and balanced and various processes such as equalization and compression are commonly applied to individual tracks, groups of tracks, and the overall mix. In stereo and surround sound mixing, the placement of the tracks within the stereo field are adjusted and balanced. Audio mixing techniques and approaches vary widely and have a significant influence on the final product.

Mastering (audio)

Mastering (audio)

Mastering, a form of audio post production, is the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device, the source from which all copies will be produced. In recent years digital masters have become usual, although analog masters—such as audio tapes—are still being used by the manufacturing industry, particularly by a few engineers who specialize in analog mastering.

Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K.

Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier, known professionally as Andrew W.K., is an American conceptual performance artist, rock singer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, industry plant, and actor. Raised in Michigan, Wilkes-Krier began his musical career in the mid-1990s. He performed in a number of local bands before eventually moving to New York, where he produced his first recordings under the Andrew W.K. moniker.

Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit is an American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Its lineup consists of lead vocalist Fred Durst, drummer John Otto, guitarist Wes Borland, turntablist DJ Lethal and bassist Sam Rivers. The band's music is marked by Durst's angry vocal delivery and Borland's sonic experimentation. Borland's elaborate visual appearance, which includes face and body paint, masks, and uniforms, also plays a large role in Limp Bizkit's live shows. The band has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, sold 40 million records worldwide, and won several other awards. The band has released 26 singles, the most notable of which include "Nookie", "Re-Arranged", "Break Stuff", "Take a Look Around", "Rollin' ", "My Generation", "My Way", "Eat You Alive", and their cover of The Who's 1971 single "Behind Blue Eyes", all of which have charted within the top 20 of the US Alternative Airplay Chart.

Composition and lyrics

Discussing the theme of partying, Smith said: "We just went 'What do we need right now, what does the world need?' and it's just a party album because everyone is so fucking miserable at the moment."[2] Start the Party was compared to a hip hop-less version of the Beastie Boys, while the guitar work drew comparisons to the music of Lostprophets, Papa Roach, A, and the early work of Foo Fighters.[12][13] The album has less of an emphasis on screaming than the Blackout's previous releases.[14] The title track "Start the Party", which is also the album's opening track, is about enjoying life, and having fun.[15] Partway through the song, the band yell out each letter of the word "party".[16] "Radio" is about musicians stealing the songs of other artists, and passing them off as their own.[17] "We Live On" talks about continuing through difficult times in one's life, and never giving up.[18] Smith and Butler said "Let Me Go" is about women being angry.[19]

"Take Away the Misery" leans toward the Blackout's hardcore punk roots with its guitar riffs, and screaming vocals.[16] "Keep Singing" is about fighting through life, and enjoying things one likes; its melody and lyrics recall the work of Jimmy Eat World.[20][21] The pop punk track "Running Scared" showcases Smith's vocal ability, and is one of Start the Party's most upbeat tracks.[16][22] It is followed by the ballad "You", which is reminiscent of the works of Brand New.[16] "Free Yourself" returns to the Lostprophets-indebted guitar riffs that can be heard throughout the album; it talks about people living their own lives, and not worrying about the lives of others.[21][23] The track is followed by "Sleep When You're Dead", which has an intro that is similar to the work of AC/DC; Butler said the song is a homage to Dirty Sanchez' stunt performer Mathew Pritchard, and is named after a party boat he owned.[8][21] The closing track "Throw It All Away" is about having, and maintaining a positive outlook on life.[24]

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music

Hip hop music or hip-hop music, also known as rap music and formerly known as disco rap, is a genre of popular music that originated in New York City in the 1970s. It consists of stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

Lostprophets

Lostprophets

Lostprophets were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, formed in 1997 by singer and lyricist Ian Watkins and guitarist Lee Gaze. The band was founded after their former band Fleshbind broke up. They later recruited Mike Lewis (guitars) and Mike Chiplin on drums.

Papa Roach

Papa Roach

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters are an American rock band formed in Seattle in 1994. Foo Fighters was initially formed as a one-man project by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. Following the success of the 1995 eponymous debut album, Grohl recruited a band consisting of Nate Mendel, William Goldsmith (drums), and Pat Smear (guitar). After a succession of lineup changes, including the departures of Goldsmith and Smear, the band formed its core lineup in 1999, consisting of Grohl, Mendel, Chris Shiflett (guitar), and Taylor Hawkins (drums). Smear rejoined in 2005, and Rami Jaffee (keys) joined in 2017.

Hardcore punk

Hardcore punk

Hardcore punk is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s. It is generally faster, harder, and more aggressive than other forms of punk rock. Its roots can be traced to earlier punk scenes in San Francisco and Southern California which arose as a reaction against the still predominant hippie cultural climate of the time. It was also inspired by Washington D.C. and New York punk rock and early proto-punk. Hardcore punk generally disavows commercialism, the established music industry and "anything similar to the characteristics of mainstream rock" and often addresses social and political topics with "confrontational, politically-charged lyrics."

Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Mesa, Arizona. The band is composed of lead vocalist and lead guitarist Jim Adkins, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch, and drummer Zach Lind. They have released ten studio albums, the last nine featuring the current lineup.

Sentimental ballad

Sentimental ballad

A sentimental ballad is an emotional style of music that often deals with romantic and intimate relationships, and to a lesser extent, loneliness, death, war, drug abuse, politics and religion, usually in a poignant but solemn manner. Ballads are generally melodic enough to get the listener's attention.

Brand New (band)

Brand New (band)

Brand New was an American rock band from Long Island, New York. Formed in 2000, the band consisted of Jesse Lacey, Vincent Accardi, Garrett Tierney and Brian Lane ; they were joined by Benjamin Homola (percussion) for their live performances. From 2005 to 2013, the band also included Derrick Sherman. The band is recognized as one of the most influential within the 2000s emo scene, celebrated for making artistic statements with their music.

AC/DC

AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Their music has been variously described as hard rock, blues rock, and heavy metal, but the band calls it simply "rock and roll".

Dirty Sanchez (TV series)

Dirty Sanchez (TV series)

Dirty Sanchez is a British stunt and prank TV series featuring a group of three Welshmen and one Englishman harming themselves, and each other, through dangerous stunts, which ran from 2003 until 2007. It was known as Sanchez Boys and Team Sanchez in the U.S. The performers are the Welshmen Mathew Pritchard, Lee Dainton, Michael "Pancho" Locke and the Englishman Dan Joyce and was originally based in Newport, South Wales, but later series of the show took place elsewhere in the United Kingdom and the world. Pritchard and Locke also starred as the "Pain Men" in Channel 4's Balls of Steel. The series is similar to the American series Jackass and the Finnish series The Dudesons. The show aired on MTV in the United Kingdom and on MTV2 in the United States.

Mathew Pritchard

Mathew Pritchard

Mathew Pritchard is a Welsh professional skateboarder, stunt performer, and celebrity chef. He regularly appeared as a stunt performer on Dirty Sanchez, Wrecked, and Balls of Steel. In 2019, he hosted the first BBC vegan cookery show, Dirty Vegan. He authored two cookbooks: Dirty Vegan and Dirty Vegan: Another Bite.

Release and promotion

The Blackout toured throughout 2013 for Start the Party.
The Blackout toured throughout 2013 for Start the Party.

In August 2012, the Blackout performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, before headlining the Merthyr Rock Festival.[25][26] On 17 September of that year, Start the Party was announced for release in January 2013. As part of the announcement, the track listing and artwork were revealed, and the music video for "Start the Party" was released.[27] The clip was filmed in Ibiza; Pritchard organized party boats to the island, and invited the band to film there.[8][28] The following day, "Start the Party" was made available for free download through the Blackout's website.[29] The Blackout played a few shows in the UK in October 2013.[30] The music video for "Running Scared", which was directed by Sitcom Soldiers, was released the following month.[31][32] It was also filmed in Ibiza and stars Smith, who is shown travelling around trying to find his bandmates.[33]

Start the Party was released through Cooking Vinyl on 21 January 2013; its artwork is an image of Pritchard crowd surfing.[8][34] Butler said he was looking through his Instagram feed and came across a photograph of Pritchard "in a thong drinking champagne out of a bottle on a snowmobile in the middle of Norway", and felt he embodied the spirit of partying.[8] The physical deluxe edition included a DVD on the making of the album, and live performances from the band's Reading & Leeds and Merthyr Rock appearances.[10] The iTunes deluxe edition features covers of "Boom! Shake the Room" (1993), "Super Freak" (1981), and "Sorry for Party Rocking" (2012) as bonus tracks.[35]

In January 2013, the Blackout went on a headlining UK tour, with support from Sonic Boom Six, and Proxies.[36][37] The band planned a series of acoustic performances at HMV stores, but HMV went into administration, and the performances were later moved to selected venues on the same day.[38][39] The Blackout supported Yellowcard on their European tour in January and February 2013, before touring Australia as part of the Soundwave festival.[40][41] Following this, the band headlined the Radstock and Takedown festivals.[42][43] A music video for "Radio" was released on 2 April 2013.[44]

In August 2013, the Blackout performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.[45] Footage from their appearance was used in the music video for "Take Away the Misery", which was released the following month.[46] In October of that year, the band went on the Final Party tour across the UK, with support from Framing Hanley.[47] Blitz Kids were due to support the Blackout, but were replaced by Rat Attack.[46][48] The tour was scheduled to last until November 2013; however, Butler had a recurrence of a hemiplegic migraine, which resulted in the cancellation of several dates.[49] The dates were rescheduled for January and February 2014, and had LostAlone and Rat Attack as the supporting acts.[50]

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Ibiza

Ibiza

Ibiza is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is 150 kilometres from the city of Valencia. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, in Spain. Its largest settlements are Ibiza Town, Santa Eulària des Riu, and Sant Antoni de Portmany. Its highest point, called Sa Talaiassa, is 475 metres above sea level.

Instagram

Instagram

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ITunes Store

ITunes Store

The iTunes Store is a digital media store operated by Apple Inc. It opened on April 28, 2003, as a result of Steve Jobs' push to open a digital marketplace for music. As of April 2020, iTunes offered 60 million songs, 2.2 million apps, 25,000 TV shows, and 65,000 films. When it opened, it was the only legal digital catalog of music to offer songs from all five major record labels.

Boom! Shake the Room

Boom! Shake the Room

"Boom! Shake the Room" is a song by American hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The track samples the 1973 song "Funky Worm" by the Ohio Players. Released on July 16, 1993, as the second single from the duo's fifth studio album, Code Red, the single peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts of Australia, Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Acoustic music

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HMV

HMV

Sunrise Records and Entertainment, trading as HMV, is a British music and entertainment retailer, currently operating exclusively in the United Kingdom.

Business administration

Business administration

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Framing Hanley

Framing Hanley

Framing Hanley is an American rock band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005. They released their first studio album in August 2007, titled The Moment.

Blitz Kids (band)

Blitz Kids (band)

Blitz Kids were an English alternative rock band originating from Nantwich and Crewe, Cheshire, England.

Hemiplegic migraine

Hemiplegic migraine

LostAlone

LostAlone

LostAlone are a British rock band from Derby, England, formed in 2005. The band consists of Steven Battelle, Alan Williamson, and Mark Gibson.

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[51]
Review scores
SourceRating
Dead Press![22]
DIY[16]
Islington Gazette3/5[13]
The Music5/10[14]
musicOMH[52]
Rock Hard7.5/10[53]

Start the Party was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 77, based on 4 reviews.[51]

Rock Hard editor Jens Peters noted the two vocalists "cover[ed] the entire range from nasty hardcore shouting to melodic rock" with "a knack for catchy melodies and singable hooks".[53] Islington Gazette writer Stephen Moore found the album "a surprisingly sustained set" with its "well-used combo of pop structures, catchy melodies, [and] heart-on-sleeve lyrics". He further wrote that Butler's "accessible mid-Atlantic vocals and this clutch of fist-pumping tunes could turn The Blackout into stars".[13] South Wales Argus reviewer Andy Howells admitted that the Blackout "get 2013 off to a cracking start with a throat blistering, mosh moving collection".[54] Renee Jones of The Music said the band "shift away from their previous work to create a combination of catchy choruses and cheesy, fairly generic ... sounds", with every song "aiming for the obvious – a party-rock vibe".[14] Dead Press! writer Laurence Kellett noted the "refined change", resulting in a "fine-tuned, polished album", which he said could "greatly benefit from the party rock ... attitude" of their prior material.[22]

The Crack's RM said the Blackout come across as "the Scrappy Doo of rock: relentless and yappy with it", and added the album "sounds like The Beastie Boys ... with the hip-hop and bratty humour surgically removed".[12] DIY contributor Greg Inglis wrote that if the band removed all of the expletives on Start the Party "then there would be more potential singles here than a David Guetta and Calvin Harris combined Greatest Hits LP". According to Inglis, the album's "crux" lies in the "many individually solid tracks that are hummable in isolation but blend into uniformity over the course of an album".[16] Andy Baber of musicOMH found the album difficult to figure out what the band members are "doing most of the time" and said "the album just sounds like the same guitar riffs recycled, with the distortion merging them all into one."[52] Thrash Hits writer Tom Doyle wrote it "feels like an album made by a band rehashing ideas from their youth to appeal to their indefatigable but relentlessly young fanbase."[55] laut.de reviewer Simon Tauscher said that the album "offers what you would expect after reading the title - nothing less and nothing more", adding that there "isn't much that is new to say about it".[56]

Start the Party reached number 35 on the UK Albums Chart.[57] "Start the Party" charted at number 22 on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart, while "Runnin' Scared" reached number 35 on the chart.[58]

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Metacritic

Metacritic

Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of films, television shows, music albums, video games, and formerly books. For each product, the scores from each review are averaged. Metacritic was created by Jason Dietz, Marc Doyle, and Julie Doyle Roberts in 1999, and is owned by Fandom, Inc. as of 2023.

DIY (magazine)

DIY (magazine)

DIY is a United Kingdom-based music publication, in print and online. Its free print edition is released monthly with a physical circulation of 40,000 in UK venues, clubs and shops.

Islington Gazette

Islington Gazette

The Islington Gazette is a weekly paid-for newspaper covering the borough of Islington in north London, England. It was established in 1856 and was owned by Independent News & Media until the early 21st century when it was bought by Archant.

MusicOMH

MusicOMH

MusicOMH is a London-based online music magazine which publishes independent reviews, features and interviews from across all genres including classical, metal, rock and R&B.

Rock Hard (magazine)

Rock Hard (magazine)

Rock Hard is a German music magazine published in Dortmund, with other language editions in various countries worldwide, including France, Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Italy and Greece. The magazine focuses on hard rock and heavy metal content, including reports, interviews, specials, reviews and news.

Music journalism

Music journalism

Music journalism is media criticism and reporting about music topics, including popular music, classical music, and traditional music. Journalists began writing about music in the eighteenth century, providing commentary on what is now regarded as classical music. In the 1960s, music journalism began more prominently covering popular music like rock and pop after the breakthrough of The Beatles. With the rise of the internet in the 2000s, music criticism developed an increasingly large online presence with music bloggers, aspiring music critics, and established critics supplementing print media online. Music journalism today includes reviews of songs, albums and live concerts, profiles of recording artists, and reporting of artist news and music events.

Hook (music)

Hook (music)

A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener". The term generally applies to popular music, especially rock, R&B, hip hop, dance, and pop. In these genres, the hook is often found in, or consists of, the chorus. A hook can be either melodic or rhythmic, and often incorporates the main motif for a piece of music.

Pop music

Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form during the mid-1950s in the United States and the United Kingdom. The terms popular music and pop music are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many disparate styles. During the 1950s and 1960s, pop music encompassed rock and roll and the youth-oriented styles it influenced. Rock and pop music remained roughly synonymous until the late 1960s, after which pop became associated with music that was more commercial, ephemeral, and accessible.

South Wales Argus

South Wales Argus

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Refrain

Refrain

A refrain is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in poetry — the "chorus" of a song. Poetic fixed forms that feature refrains include the villanelle, the virelay, and the sestina.

Scrappy-Doo

Scrappy-Doo

Scrappy-Doo is a fictional Great Dane puppy created by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1979 with the catchphrases "Scrappy Dappy Doo", "Lemme at 'em!" and "Puppy Power!". He is the nephew of Hanna-Barbera cartoon star Scooby-Doo. Scrappy has appeared in a number of the various incarnations of the Scooby-Doo cartoon series. Lennie Weinrib provided his voice for one season in 1979, and from 1980 on it was performed by Don Messick. In the first live-action theatrical film, video games, and commercials, he was voiced by Scott Innes, and portrayed by Rowan Atkinson.

David Guetta

David Guetta

Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ and music producer. He has over 10 million album and 65 million single sales globally, with more than 10 billion streams. In 2011, 2020 and 2021, Guetta was voted the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. In 2013, Billboard crowned "When Love Takes Over" as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time.

Track listing

Track listing per booklet. All recordings produced by Jason Perry.[10]

Start the Party standard edition track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Start the Party"3:44
2."Radio"2:58
3."We Live On"3:24
4."Let Me Go"3:26
5."Take Away the Misery"3:09
6."Keep Singing"3:24
7."Running Scared"3:17
8."You"3:28
9."Free Yourself"3:13
10."Sleep When You're Dead"3:54
11."Throw It All Away"3:25
iTunes bonus tracks[35]
No.TitleLength
12."Boom! Shake the Room" (DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince cover)3:30
13."Super Freak" (Rick James cover)3:33
14."Sorry for Party Rocking" (LMFAO cover)3:24

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Jason Perry (singer)

Jason Perry (singer)

Jason Perry is an English record producer and singer/songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of the Suffolk based band alternative rock 'A'. He has an identical twin brother, Adam, and a younger brother, Giles, both of whom are also members of the band. Recently, Perry has produced albums by Greywind, Fatherson, Don Broco, Molotov, McBusted, Matthew P, Ivyrise, the Blackout, Kids in Glass Houses, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Futures, Matt Willis and McFly.

Boom! Shake the Room

Boom! Shake the Room

"Boom! Shake the Room" is a song by American hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The track samples the 1973 song "Funky Worm" by the Ohio Players. Released on July 16, 1993, as the second single from the duo's fifth studio album, Code Red, the single peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts of Australia, Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Super Freak

Super Freak

"Super Freak" is a 1981 single produced and performed by American singer Rick James. The song, co-written by James and Alonzo Miller, was first released on James' fifth album, Street Songs (1981) and became one of James' signature songs. "Freak" is a slang term for the sexually adventurous, as described in the song's lyrics, "She's a very kinky girl / The kind you don't take home to mother". Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song number 477 in its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004, number 481 in 2010, and number 153 in an updated list in 2021. The song was nominated for the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 1982 Grammys. The song has been sampled by MC Hammer in 1990, the Black Eyed Peas in 2020, and by Nicki Minaj in 2022.

Rick James

Rick James

James Ambrose Johnson Jr., better known by his stage name Rick James, was an American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James began his musical career in his teenage years. He was in various bands before entering the U.S. Navy Reserve to avoid being drafted into the army. In 1964, James deserted to Toronto, Canada, where he formed the rock band the Mynah Birds, who eventually signed a recording deal with Motown Records in 1966. James's career with the group halted after military authorities discovered his whereabouts and eventually convicted him of desertion related charges. He served several months in jail. After being released, James moved to California, where he started a variety of rock and funk groups in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Sorry for Party Rocking (song)

Sorry for Party Rocking (song)

"Sorry for Party Rocking" is a song by American duo LMFAO from their second studio album of the same name. It was released as the fourth and final single from the album on January 17, 2012, and was the group's last before their announcement of an indefinite hiatus in September 2012. The song was written and produced by Redfoo and Erin Beck.

LMFAO

LMFAO

LMFAO are an American electronic dance music duo consisting of Redfoo and Sky Blu. Redfoo is the youngest son of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and Nancy Leiviska. Sky Blu is Gordy's grandson and the son of Redfoo's half-brother, Berry Gordy IV, Gordy's son with his first wife Thelma Coleman.

Personnel

Personnel per booklet.[10]

Charts

Chart performance for Start the Party
Chart (2013) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[57] 35

Source: "Start the Party (album)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Start_the_Party_(album).

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