Chemical City

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Chemical City
Studio album by Sam Roberts
Released April 11, 2006
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Rock
Length 47:50
Label Universal Music Canada
Producer Joseph Donovan
Sam Roberts chronology
We Were Born in a Flame
(2003)
Chemical City (2006) Love at the End of the World
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
CHARTattack 4/5 stars[2]
Jam! 3.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork 6.7/10[4]

Chemical City is an album by Canadian musician Sam Roberts, released in Canada on April 11, 2006, and in the United States on May 16, 2006. This is the second album release by Roberts. The album debuted at #3 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 10,000 units in its first week.[5]

The first single from the album is "The Gate". The second single from the album is "Bridge To Nowhere". The third single from the album is "With A Bullet".

Sarnia, Ontario is sometimes called Chemical City, and is rumoured to be the inspiration for the album title.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sam Roberts

  1. "The Gate" – 5:57
  2. "Bridge to Nowhere" – 3:09
  3. "With a Bullet" – 4:00
  4. "Mind Flood" – 8:09
  5. "Uprising Down Under" (featuring Matt Mays on guitar and vocals) – 4:35
  6. "Mystified, Heavy" – 4:50
  7. "An American Draft Dodger in Thunder Bay" – 3:13
  8. "The Bootleg Saint" – 4:08
  9. "The Resistance" – 5:13
  10. "A Stone Would Cry Out" – 4:36
  11. "Fall Before You Finish" (Japanese Bonus Track) - 4:27
  12. "Embrace Moi" (Japanese Bonus Track) - 3:12

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada Gold[6] 50,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ CHARTattack review
  3. ^ Jam! review
  4. ^ D. Byron, Cory. Pitchfork. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/9181-chemical-city/. Published & Retrieved 06/06/13.
  5. ^ "Sam Roberts' 'City' enters at No. 3". Jam!. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  6. ^ CRIA Gold & Platinum certifications for November 2006. Retrieved July 25, 2007.

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