31 Minutes to Takeoff

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When singer/songwriter/producer Mike Posner released his debut album, the B.A. in sociology he earned while attending Duke had only been hanging on the wall for a couple weeks, but thanks to the Internet, he was already a star. Anyone familiar with his genre-blending but mostly pop hit "Cooler Than Me" will find 31 Minutes to Takeoff a nice and comfy follow-up with just two surprises. First, there's Posner's occasional and irresponsible wickedness, best illustrated by the Jason Mraz-meets-Flo Rida number "Cheated," where he calls out his ex-"whore" by using her full name. The better surprise is his heavy dose of talent that doesn't necessarily dazzle but does charm, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When singer/songwriter/producer Mike Posner released his debut album, the B.A. in sociology he earned while attending Duke had only been hanging on the wall for a couple weeks, but thanks to the Internet, he was already a star. Anyone familiar with his genre-blending but mostly pop hit "Cooler Than Me" will find 31 Minutes to Takeoff a nice and comfy follow-up with just two surprises. First, there's Posner's occasional and irresponsible wickedness, best illustrated by the Jason Mraz-meets-Flo Rida number "Cheated," where he calls out his ex-"whore" by using her full name. The better surprise is his heavy dose of talent that doesn't necessarily dazzle but does charm, and is deep enough to keep things interesting for a whole album. A-list producers like Benny Blanco (the hip-hop-meets-trance "Please Don't Go"), the Smeezingtons (the swaggering, porn guitar come-on called "Bow Chicka Wow Wow"), and Cisco Adler (the soulful highlight "Do U Wanna?") bring on the polish, but Posner gets plenty of co-producer credits and the balance is always half dorm room, half major label. Add Boyz II Men sounding just fine on "Déjà Vu" and a bunch of bedroom room numbers that come off as Robin Thicke for the collegiate set and Posner's entertaining debut is right in line with his reported Duke grade point average of B+.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/10/2010
  • Label: J-Records
  • UPC: 886975714629
  • Catalog Number: 757146
  • Sales rank: 72,408

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 31 Minutes to Takeoff (0:53)
  2. 2 Please Don't Go (3:16)
  3. 3 Bow Chicka Wow Wow (3:16)
  4. 4 Cooler Than Me (3:33)
  5. 5 Déjà Vu (3:04)
  6. 6 Do U Wanna? (2:31)
  7. 7 Cheated (3:19)
  8. 8 Gone in September (3:38)
  9. 9 Save Your Goodbye (3:35)
  10. 10 Synthesizer (4:10)
  11. 11 Delta I406 (3:04)
  12. 12 Falling (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mike Posner Primary Artist, Drums, Keyboards
Greg Kurstin Piano, Keyboards
Benny Blanco Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Travis Barker Drums
Fingazz Talk Box
Danny Chaimson Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Cisco Adler Synthesizer
Daniel Crawford Keyboards
Mark Smidt Bass
Jeremy "Beardo" Gritter Guitar
Stevvi Alexander Background Vocals
Eric Holljes Vocals
Technical Credits
Boyz II Men Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Greg Kurstin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ray LaMontagne Composer
Nathan Morris Composer
Wanya Morris Composer
Mike Posner Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Engineer, Vocal Producer
Teddy Riley Composer
Shawn Stockman Composer
Benny Blanco Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Editing
Travis Barker Composer
Chris Feldmann Art Direction
Cisco Adler Composer, Producer
Ari Levine Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Bruno Mars Composer, Instrumentation
James Ingram Drum Engineering
Philip Lawrence Composer
Dave Kutch Mastering
Benjamin Levin Composer
Christopher Steven Brown Composer
Rob Murray Engineer
The Smeezingtons Producer
Gigamesh Programming, Producer
Brody Brown Instrumentation
Roderick A. Marshall Composer
Dave Trumfio Piano Engineer
Raw Talent drum programming
Emmanuel Griggs Composer
Eric Holljes Composer
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  • Posted May 19, 2012

    Thumbs Up!

    He's amazing!!! Over the top album! He's also cute! I really love his music, so damn relaxing... Highly recommended! =)

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