|Released||January 29, 2013|
|Label||Columbia, Sony Music|
|Producer||Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Matthew Knowles|
On January 10, 2013, Knowles posted a pic on her Facebook page, the album cover, describing it as 'the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!'. The album was instantly available for pre-order on Amazon with a release date of January 29, 2013.
Upon its release, the public reaction to "Nuclear" was mixed. According to MTV News, "Those saying "no, no, no" called it too mid-tempo, underwhelming even, for an act that built its catalog on power anthems like "Survivor." But supporters fell hard for the drum-heavy Pharrell production." Consequence of Sound's Amanda Koellner gave Love Songs a mixed review, noting that its material highlights "the group’s knack for harmony and emotion" and it is "a shot of nostalgia", but isn't an "essential collection". Sarah Rodman of The Boston Globe was displeased with the lack of new material, calling the album "unnecessary" in the "digital world of playlist-making". Although, Rodman did praise "Nuclear" as a "modestly appealing trifle that features quasi-scientific nonsense about 'when two become one on a quantum level' and benefits from all the slow jam somnambulance preceding it by being slightly more alert."
Jim Farber of the New York Daily News said the album's ballads which "didn't flatter Destiny's core persona" sounded like "extended runs rather than fully honed tunes." Farber, who had given the album an overall score of three out of five stars, went on to praised their "rich" vocal performances, "Though Beyoncé may dominate the vocal leads, there’s a rapport between all three (and sometimes four) singers in Destiny that marks them as a true group."
In the United States, Love Songs debuted at number 72 on the Billboard 200 chart, with sales of 6,000 copies.
- "Carter 2 U"
- "Killing Time"
- "Second Nature"
- "Now That She's Gone"
- "Brown Eyes"
- "If You Leave" featuring Next
- "Say My Name" Timbaland Remix featuring Static
- ↑ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152446457445601&set=a.252225550600.296474.28940545600&type=1&relevant_count=1
- ↑ http://www.amazon.com/Love-Songs-Destinys-Child/dp/B00A8ZZ2TQ/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_9?tag=smarturl-20
- ↑ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/10/destinys-child-love-songs-beyonce-kelly-rowland-michelle-williams_n_2448935.html
- ↑ http://www.examiner.com/article/destiny-s-child-reunite-for-love-songs-collection
- ↑ http://www.billboard.com/column/the-juice/destiny-s-child-to-release-love-songs-compilation-1008084552.story#/column/the-juice/destiny-s-child-to-release-love-songs-compilation-1008084552.story
- ↑ http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/01/10/destinys-child-reunion-new-album-love-songs/
- ↑ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1700950/destinys-child-love-songs-key-tracks.jhtml
- ↑ http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/02/album-review-destinys-child-love-songs/
- ↑ http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2013/01/28/review-love-songs-destiny-child/umBgaG6AHpJt45L8ttrQJP/story.html
- ↑ http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/album-review-destiny-child-love-songs-article-1.1245960
- ↑ http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/chart-alert/1538036/beyonce-destinys-child-albums-sales-up-197-after-super-bowl