Cults (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)
Recorded2010–2011, Treefort Studios, Brooklyn, New York
GenreIndie pop, noise pop
LabelIn the Name Of, Columbia
ProducerCults, Shane Stoneback
Cults chronology
Singles from Cults
  1. "Go Outside"
    Released: April 20, 2010
  2. "Oh My God"
    Released: July 6, 2010
  3. "Abducted"
    Released: April 16, 2011
  4. "Most Wanted"
    Released: August 16, 2011
  5. "You Know What I Mean"
    Released: December 1, 2011

Cults is the debut album by American indie pop band Cults. The album was released in the US on June 7, 2011 on In the Name Of, an imprint of Columbia Records. The album was recorded over the course of 2010 and early 2011. In early 2010, the band released an EP, which featured two of the songs to appear on the album; "Go Outside" and "Most Wanted". The song "Go Outside" was featured on the soundtrack of the game MLB 11: The Show on PlayStation 3. The song "Bad Things" also appears in the Hulu true crime drama series The Act during the end credits of the third episode "Two Wolverines", and it was sampled on the track "She Knows" by rapper J. Cole from the album Born Sinner. The song "You Know What I Mean" appears in episode 6 of Amy Poehler's show Russian Doll on Netflix.

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian4/5 stars[3]

The critical reception to Cults was generally positive. Jazz Monroe of NME said "the album isn’t quite the tremulous voyage of hearts and minds it wants to be",[4] but Hari Ashurst of the BBC said that "despite the genre signifiers there’s more than enough personality of their own here for Cults to transcend both their blog hit wonder and the timeworn sound they lovingly homage".[6]

Pitchfork placed the album at number 46 on its list of the "Top 50 albums of 2011".[7]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion.

2."Go Outside"3:24
3."You Know What I Mean"2:32
4."Most Wanted"3:05
5."Walk at Night"3:05
6."Never Heal Myself"3:03
7."Oh My God"3:21
8."Never Saw the Point"3:04
9."Bad Things"3:40
11."Rave On"2:52
Total length:33:41


  1. ^ "Cults Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Cults - Cults". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  3. ^ Caroline Sullivan (2011-05-26). "Cults – review | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b "Cults - Album Review: Cults - 'Cults' - Album Reviews". NME. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  5. ^ "Album Reviews: Cults: Cults". Pitchfork. 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  6. ^ Ashurst, Hari (2011-05-18). "Cults Cults Review". Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  7. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2011". Pitchfork Media. December 15, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2012.

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