Spreading Rumours

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Spreading Rumours
Spreading Rumours Album Art.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 17, 2013 (US)
GenreAlternative rock, indie rock, indie pop, synthpop
ProducerRyan Rabin
Grouplove chronology
Never Trust a Happy Song
Spreading Rumours
Big Mess
Singles from Spreading Rumours
  1. "Ways to Go"
    Released: June 10, 2013
  2. "Shark Attack"
    Released: December 2, 2013
  3. "I'm With You"
    Released: 2014

Spreading Rumours is the second studio album by the indie rock band Grouplove.[1] It was released on September 17, 2013.[2] The lead single "Ways to Go" peaked at #2 on the US Alternative Airplay chart. Their single "I'm With You" featured as soundtrack in EA Sports game, FIFA 14.

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]

Critics generally thought that the album's individual songs were usually fun, but the album as a whole was criticized for being too long and not flowing well. On Metacritic, the received an average critic review score of 56 out of 100, based on reviews from 11 critics indicating "mixed or average reviews".[3]

Chart performance[]

The album debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard 200.[5] and No. 7 on Top Rock Albums for charts dated October 5, 2013,[6] selling 16,000 copies in the first week. The album has sold 80,000 copies in the US as of August 2016.[7]

Track listing[]

1."I'm With You"5:33
2."Borderlines and Aliens"3:50
4."Ways to Go"3:35
5."Shark Attack"3:58
6."Sit Still"4:04
7."Hippy Hill"2:56
8."What I Know"3:54
9."Didn't Have to Go"3:44
10."Bitin' the Bullet"4:08
11."News to Me"3:46
13."Save the Party"3:31
Deluxe edition
16."Beans on Pizza"2:50


  • Christian Zucconi – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Hannah Hooper – vocals, percussion, keyboards
  • Andrew Wessen – guitar, vocals
  • Sean Gadd – bass guitar, vocals on "Flowers"
  • Ryan Rabin – drums, producer

Chart positions[]

Chart (2013) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 18
US Billboard 200[10] 21
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[11] 5
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[12] 7


  1. ^ Stephen Thompson (September 8, 2013). "First Listen: Grouplove, 'Spreading Rumours'". NPR. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  2. ^ Mikael Wood (September 17, 2013). "Grouplove is beyond 'Tongue Tied' in new album 'Spreading Rumours'". L.A. Times. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b "Reviews for Spreading Rumours by Grouplove". Metacritic. September 17, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Collar, Matt. "Spreading Rumours - Grouplove". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. October 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Top Rock Albums". Billboard. October 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on August 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "Spreading Rumours". Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Grouplove – Spreading Rumours". Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Grouplove Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Grouplove Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Grouplove Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
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