Catalyst (album)

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Catalyst
Studio album by New Found Glory
Released May 18, 2004
Recorded Early 2004 at Royaltone Studios; Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 43:47
Label Geffen, Drive-Thru
Producer Neal Avron
New Found Glory chronology
Sticks and Stones
(2002)
Catalyst
(2004)
Coming Home
(2006)
Singles from Catalyst
  1. "All Downhill from Here"
    Released: July 23, 2004
  2. "Truth of My Youth"
    Released: October 6, 2004
  3. "Failure's Not Flattering"
    Released: December 12, 2004
  4. "I Don't Wanna Know"
    Released: February 17, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411Mania (7/10)[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Chicago Tribune (unfavorable)[4]
Entertainment Weekly B+[5]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[6]
Plugged In (mixed)[7]
Robert Christgau (dud)[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Sputnikmusic (1/5)[1]

Catalyst is the fourth studio album by American rock band New Found Glory. It was produced by Neal Avron and released on May 18, 2004 through Geffen Records.[10] The album includes an enhanced CD portion with a making of the music video for the first single "All Downhill from Here". Catalyst debuted at a career-high number three on the Billboard 200 chart and was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on August 18, 2004.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by New Found Glory.[12]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   0:37
2. "All Downhill from Here"   3:12
3. "This Disaster"   3:08
4. "Truth of My Youth"   3:04
5. "I Don't Wanna Know"   3:30
6. "Your Biggest Mistake"   2:47
7. "Doubt Full"   3:36
8. "Failure's Not Flattering"   3:51
9. "Over the Head, Below the Knees"   3:40
10. "Ending in Tragedy"   3:31
11. "At Least I'm Known for Something"   3:32
12. "I'd Kill to Fall Asleep"   3:11
13. "No News Is Good News"   3:00
14. "Who Am I" (+hidden track) 3:18
Total length:
43:47

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Catalyst:[12]

Chart performance[edit]

Singles
Year Title Peak Chart Position
US Modern Rock
[13]
UK Singles Chart
[14]
2004 "All Downhill from Here" 11 58
2004 "Failure's Not Flattering" - 67
2005 "I Don't Wanna Know" - 48
Album
Chart Peak
position
[15][16]
U.S Billboard 200 3
UK Album Chart 27

Pop culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adam Downer (2006-04-23). "Review: New Found Glory - Catalyst". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  2. ^ Bill Hanstock (2004-05-27). "Music: New Found Glory - Catalyst Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  3. ^ Johnny Loftus. "Catalyst - New Found Glory". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  4. ^ Blair R. Fischer (2004-06-04). "New Found Glory Catalyst". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ Richardson, Sean (2004-05-28). "Catalyst Review". Entertainment Weekly: 126. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  6. ^ Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) KKKK - "Combining their renowned knack for massive choruses with some of their hardest hitting riffs..."
  7. ^ Bob Waliszewski; Bob Smithouser. "Newfound Glory: Catalyst". Plugged In. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: New Found Glory". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  9. ^ Kirk Miller (2004-05-13). "Catalyst : New Found Glory : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  10. ^ "New Found Glory > Catalyst". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  11. ^ "Catalyst > Charts & Awards". All Music. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  12. ^ a b New Found Glory (CD). New Found Glory. Drive-Thru Records (B0030E5NL4). 2000. 
  13. ^ "New Found Glory > Chart History > Alternative Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  14. ^ "New Found Glory". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  15. ^ "Catalyst > Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  16. ^ "Catalyst". Chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  17. ^ "Madden NFL 2005: Soundtrack Revealed - Xbox". News.teamxbox.com. 2004-07-01. Retrieved 2012-08-17.