Chroma (album)

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Chroma
Studio album by Cartel
Released September 20, 2005
Recorded Treesound Studios (Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre Emo, Pop Punk
Length 49:50
Label Epic/Militia
Producer Zack Odom, Kenneth Mount, Cartel
Cartel chronology
The Ransom EP
(2004)
Chroma
(2005)
Live Dudes
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (86%) [1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
Vice Magazine (8/10) [3]

Chroma is Cartel's first full length album. In its first week of release it sold over 3,000 copies becoming record label The Militia Group's most successful new artist release. The hit single Honestly launched the album to the charts including the #1 debut on Soundscan's Alternative New Artist Charts. The album also made it to the top 20 in over 50 independent record store's sales charts.[4] The band's second single, "Say Anything (Else)", was featured in Madden NFL '07. The last song, "A", references lyrics in several songs on the album.

Re-release[edit]

The band re-released this album on June 13, 2006 under Epic Records. The re-release included new artwork, access to their online fan club, a three song live EP entitled Live Dudes, and an updated version of "Save Us", featuring the entire band backing Pugh on piano. The album has sold over 250,000 copies since its release.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Say Anything (Else)"   3:51
2. "Honestly"   3:30
3. "Runaway"   2:53
4. "Matter of Time"   3:22
5. "Burn This City"   4:22
6. "Save Us"   4:39
7. "Luckie St"   3:45
8. "Settle Down"   3:05
9. "If I Fail"   3:42
10. "The Minstrel's Prayer"   4:41
11. "Q"   2:37
12. "A"   9:45

Credits[edit]

Reception[edit]

The album received moderately positive reviews from critics.


Chart performances[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Soundscan's Alternative New Artist #1
2005 Billboard Heatseeker chart #2[5]
2005 Billboard 200 140[6]
2005 Billboard's Indie Album chart #38[7]

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