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Truth Is A Beautiful Thing
Truth Is a Beautiful Thing
London Grammar - Truth Is a Beautiful Thing.png
Studio album by London Grammar
Released9 June 2017 (2017-06-09)
Recorded2014-2016
Studio
Genre
Length51:48
Label
Producer
London Grammar chronology
If You Wait
(2013)
Truth Is a Beautiful Thing
(2017)
Singles from Truth Is a Beautiful Thing
  1. "Rooting for You"
    Released: 1 January 2017
  2. "Big Picture"
    Released: 1 February 2017
  3. "Truth Is a Beautiful Thing"
    Released: 24 March 2017
  4. "Oh Woman Oh Man"
    Released: 21 April 2017
  5. "Non Believer"
    Released: 11 August 2017
  6. "Hell to the Liars"
    Released: 1 December 2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic68/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
Clash8/10[5]
DIY4/5 stars[6]
Drowned in Sound7/10[7]
The Guardian2/5 stars[8]
The Independent3/5 stars[9]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[10]
NME4/5 stars[2]
Under the Radar7.5/10 stars[1]

Truth Is a Beautiful Thing is the second studio album by English indie pop trio London Grammar. It was released on 9 June 2017 by the trio's imprint Metal & Dust and Ministry of Sound.[11]

Singles

"Rooting for You" was released as the album's lead single on 1 January 2017.[12] It peaked at number 58 on the UK Singles Chart.[13] The album's second single, "Big Picture", was released on 1 February 2017,[14] reaching number 73 on the UK Singles Chart.[13] "Truth Is a Beautiful Thing" was released as the third single on 24 March 2017. "Oh Woman Oh Man" was released as the fourth single on 21 April 2017,[15] peaking at number 85 on the UK Singles Chart.[13] On 11 August 2017, "Non Believer" was sent to UK contemporary hit radio as the album's fifth single.[16] The album's sixth single, "Hell to the Liars", was serviced to UK contemporary hit radio on 1 December 2017,[17] followed by a digital release on 8 December.[18]

Commercial performance

Truth Is a Beautiful Thing debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 43,403 copies, including 2,780 from sales-equivalent streams.[19]

Track listing

All tracks written by Hannah Reid, Daniel Rothman and Dominic Major, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Rooting for You" 4:29
2."Big Picture" 
4:41
3."Wild Eyed" 
  • London Grammar
  • Myriot
4:28
4."Oh Woman Oh Man" Epworth4:37
5."Hell to the Liars" 
  • London Grammar
  • Epworth
  • Myriot[d]
6:04
6."Everyone Else"
  • Kurstin
  • Myriot[d]
4:05
7."Non Believer"
  • Reid
  • Rothman
  • Major
  • Epworth
Epworth4:17
8."Bones of Ribbon" Epworth4:34
9."Who Am I" London Grammar4:22
10."Leave the War with Me"
  • Reid
  • Rothman
  • Major
  • Kurstin
Kurstin5:04
11."Truth Is a Beautiful Thing" 
  • Epworth
  • Myriot[d]
5:07
Total length:51:48

Notes

  • ^a signifies a co-producer
  • ^b signifies a vocal producer
  • ^c signifies an additional vocal producer
  • ^d signifies an additional producer

Personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of the deluxe edition of Truth Is a Beautiful Thing.[22]

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[48] Gold 15,000*
France (SNEP)[49] Gold 50,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[50] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Format Edition Label Ref.
Various 9 June 2017
  • Standard
  • deluxe
[20][21][51][52][53][54]
Australia Dew Process [55][56][57][58][59][60]
France CD Because [61][62]
  • LP+CD
  • digital download
Deluxe [63][64]
United States LP Standard Columbia [65]
Digital download
  • Standard
  • deluxe
[66][67]

Notes

  1. ^ Strings on tracks 1 and 5
  2. ^ Tracks 1, 4-10 and 13-16
  3. ^ Track 3; vocals on tracks 2 and 11
  4. ^ Track 12
  5. ^ Track 17
  6. ^ Track 18

References

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