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This article is about the Train album. For the song under the same name, see Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me).

Drops of Jupiter is Train's second album, released in 2001. The album's title is derived from "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", its lead single, which was a hit internationally and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song.

The album contains elements of rock, country and indie rock. Besides "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)", two other singles were released from this album: "She's on Fire" and "Something More," both of which also achieved some success on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Debuting at #6 in the United States upon its release, it has since been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA in the United States and 2x Platinum by the CRIA in Canada. It is the band's best-selling album to date.

Track listing

All tracks written by Train[1].
No.TitleLength
1."She's on Fire"3:49
2."I Wish You Would"4:25
3."Drops of Jupiter"4:20
4."It's About You"4:27
5."Hopeless"4:31
6."Respect"3:25
7."Let It Roll"5:00
8."Something More"4:33
9."Whipping Boy"4:26
10."Getaway"4:26
11."Mississippi"5:00

Reception

Critical reviews

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars11px11px11px11px
Robert ChristgauC−
Rolling Stone(Favorable)

The album received mixed reviews. AllMusic writer Mark Morgenstein said that "There is nothing cutting edge about Train's Sophomore Effort" He also stated that "Train is a classic rock wannabe band in the mold of Counting Crows, although that's not always a bad thing".[2]

Rolling Stone Writer Aidin Vaziri had this to say about the album: "Drops of Jupiter, conjuring vivid memories of Recovering The Satellites. The anthemic song is the centerpiece here, showcasing the singer's yearning voice and band's swooping, string-laden melodies, but Train has more to offer. The brooding "Mississippi" presents an intoxicating mix of acoustic guitars and dreamy horns, while "Let It Roll" mixes mournful slide guitars and loose-limbed rhythms in the perfect meeting of blustery earnestness and unapologetic commerciality."[3]

Awards

Award Nominated Result
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" Won
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Won

Personnel

Musicians

Train:

  • Pat Monahan - lead vocals, percussion, saxophone, trumpet, vibraphone
  • Jimmy Stafford - lead guitar, backing vocals, mandolin
  • Rob Hotchkiss - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, bass, harmonica
  • Charlie Colin - bass, backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Scott Underwood - drums, keyboards, percussion, programming

Additional musicians:

  • Paul Buckmaster - conductor, string arrangements, orchestral arrangements
  • Brendan O'Brien - keyboards
  • David Campbell - string arrangements
  • Carl Gorodetzky - violin, concert master, contractor
  • Suzie Katayama - cello, contractor
  • Chuck Leavell - piano
  • Michael Markman - violin
  • Rick Marty - guitar
  • Bob Mason - cello
  • Fleming McWilliams - backing vocals
  • Dan Smith - cello
  • Kris Wilkinson - viola
  • Evan Wilson - viola

Production

  • Tim Devine - A&R
  • Joel Zimmerman - art direction
  • Stephen Saper - authoring
  • Arnie Pustilnik - direction
  • David Bryant - engineer
  • Steve Churchyard - engineer
  • Nick DiDia - engineer
  • Ryan Williams - engineer
  • Karl Egsieker - assistant engineer
  • Steve Genewick - assistant engineer
  • Tony Hernandez - illustrations
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering
  • Rick Marty - mixing
  • Ralf Strathmann - photography
  • Brendan O'Brien - producer, mixing
  • Erin Haley - production coordination
  • Cheryl Mondello - production coordination

Source:[2]

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 35
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 32
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7] 3
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[8] 14
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 35
Italian Albums (FIMI)[10] 20
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[11] 20
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[12] 9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 39
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 32
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 8
US Billboard 200[16] 6

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[18] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. "Official site". Trainline.com. 2001-03-27. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Morgenstein, Mark (2001-03-27). "Drops of Jupiter - Train : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. "Rolling Stone Review". RollingStone.com. 2001-03-27. Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  4. "Australiancharts.com – Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  5. "Austriancharts.at – Train – Drops Of Jupiter" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  6. "Ultratop.be – Train – Drops Of Jupiter" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  7. "Dutchcharts.nl – Train – Drops Of Jupiter" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  8. "Train – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Train. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  9. "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  10. "Italiancharts.com – Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  11. "Charts.org.nz – Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  12. "Norwegiancharts.com – Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  13. "Swedishcharts.com – Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  14. "Swisscharts.com – Train – Drops Of Jupiter". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  15. "Train | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  16. "Train – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Train. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  17. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  18. "Canadian album certifications – Train – Drops of Jupiter". Music Canada. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  19. "British album certifications – Train – Drops of Jupiter". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 18, 2014.  Enter Drops of Jupiter in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  20. "American album certifications – Train – Drops of Jupiter". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 18, 2014.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links

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