Broadcast to the World

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Broadcast to the World
Studio album by Zebrahead
Released February 22, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006 at Maple Studios, Santa Ana, California; Noise Factory, Fullerton, California
Genre Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock, alternative metal, rapcore, Ska punk
Length 51:04
Label Sony Music Japan, Icon, SPV
Producer Cameron Webb
Zebrahead chronology
Waste of MFZB
(2004)
Broadcast to the World
(2006)
Not the New Album EP
(2008)
Singles from Broadcast to the World
  1. "Anthem"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Broadcast to the World"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Postcards From Hell"
    Released: 2006
  4. "Karma Flavored Whiskey"
    Released: 2007

Broadcast to the World is the fifth studio album released by American punk rock band Zebrahead. It is also their first album with new co-vocalist/rhythm guitarist Matty Lewis, who replaced former member Justin Mauriello after he left the group in late 2004.

Shawn Harris of The Matches created the artwork for the album, he later created the artwork for the band's follow-up album Phoenix.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5[2]
Ultimate-Guitar.com 9.6/10

The album was met with positive reviews. Allmusic reviewer Rick Anderson called them a heavy rock band that are "...owing far more to the old school than the new, but that adds the welcome element of solid melodic hooks to the mix." and that there are elements of The Clash and Rancid. He also praised its range of songs to enable the bands audience to either sing/rap along to, mosh along to or yell along to.[1]

A review by Sputnikmusic stated that the band was "...one of those "I-can't-believe-they-haven't-hit-it-big" bands...", calling them underrated, especially on this album. The review went on to review every song (including bonus tracks) and stated that there where elements of: heavy metal, pop punk and punk rock joined with their primary rap rock sound.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Broadcast to the World"   3:16
2. "Rated 'U' for Ugly"   3:01
3. "Anthem"   3:33
4. "Enemy"   2:56
5. "Back to Normal"   3:40
6. "Postcards from Hell"   2:45
7. "Karma Flavored Whisky"   4:07
8. "Here's to You"   3:07
9. "Wake Me Up"   3:49
10. "Lobotomy for Dummies"   2:36
11. "The Walking Dead"   3:09
12. "Your New Boyfriend Wears Girl Pants"   4:28
Bonus tracks on Japanese release
No. Title Length
13. "Riot Girl"   3:18
14. "Down in Flames" (Hidden tracks "Get on the Bus" plays at 4:20 and "Hit It Again" at 6:37) 7:17

Personnel[edit]

Band

Backing staff

Popular culture[edit]

Charting positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Certification
Japan Charts 10 Gold

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Japan February 22, 2006
Germany June 30, 2006
Europe July 3, 2006
Canada October 24, 2006
United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Review by Rick Anderson". Allmusic.com. Allmusic. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Review by Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic.com. Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 18 January 2014.