No.7 on UK Album Chart


Official Charts (September 15, 2017)
The National secure their first Number 1 album: "It means a lot"


Album Reviews: Hippopotamus, Part 3

Paste (September 15, 2017)
Week in Music: The Best Albums, Songs, Performances and More

Glide Magazine (September 11, 2017)
Sparks Continue Cult Genius On 23rd Album 'Hippopotamus' (ALBUM REVIEW)

Pitchfork (September 13, 2017)
Sparks: Hippopotamus Album Review

Louder Than War (September 13, 2017)
Sparks: Hippopotamus - album review

Wiener Zeitung Online (September 15, 2017/ German)
Und Gott fragt: "Was zur Hölle?" (September 16, 2017/ Japanese)

Album Reviews: Hippopotamus, Part 2

Independent (September 7, 2017)
Album reviews: Sparks, Neil Young, The National, The Waterboys and more

The Guardian (September 7, 2017)
Sparks: Hippopotamus review – Ron and Russell Mael at their arch-pop best
4 / 5 stars

The Time (September 8, 2017)
Pop review: Sparks: Hippopotamus

Far Out Magazine (September 8, 2017)

The Electricity Club (September 9, 2017)
SPARKS Hippopotamus

musicOMH (September 9, 2017)
Sparks – Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus feels not only like the most “pop”, but also the Most Sparks album they’ve released in years.

Clash (September 11, 2017)
Sparks - Hippopotamus

LA Times (September 11, 2017)
On 'Hippopotamus,' Sparks shows pop genius on topics fleeting to ginormous

Simply put, genius.

Paste (September 12, 2017)
Sparks: Hippopotamus Review

Album Launch Party

Hippopotamus Album Launch Party at ICA, The Mall on September 7, 2017

Review: Get Ready to ROCK! (September 8, 2017)
Gig review: SPARKS Album Launch Party – ICA, The Mall London, 07 Sept 2017

Podcast: talkRADIO (September 11, 2017)
The Late Night Alternative with Iain Lee: Bonus Podcast - Sparks (Kinda)

Muff Winwood and Tony Visconti were there!

Rough Trade East

Rough Trade East, September 8, 2017

What the Hell Is It This Time?
Missionary Position
I Wish You Were Fun
This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us
Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)

Hippopotamus Out Today

Japanese version
Bonus Track: You Earned The Right To Be A Dick


Album Review: Hippopotamus (August 23, 2017)

Record Collector Magazine

The Line Of Best Fit (September 2, 2017)
Rejoice for more of the same superb silliness from Sparks

The Brightons Finest
Sparks – Hippopotamus

Northern Transmissions (September 3, 2017)
Sparks 'Hippopotamus'

Under The Radar (September 4, 2017)
Sparks: Hippopotamus (BMG) Review

Maximum Volume Music (September 4, 2017)
Review: Sparks – ‘Hippopotamus’

Studio Live At Paste Magazine

Paste Studios (New York, New York), 08/01/2017 - Live

Missionary Position
Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us

3rd Single

3rd single "Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)"

New Single, Video and Merch

New single "What The Hell Is It This Time?" was released on May 16, 2017


New video, directed by Galen Johnson and Evan Johnson

And new T-shirts and mugs are available on Sparks Mart

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