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 Militia, Epic
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 the first full-length album by American pop punk band Cartel. In its first week of release, it sold over 3,000 copies, becoming record label The Militia Group's most successful 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.

10th Year Anniversary[edit]

On February 2, 2015, Cartel announced that a Chroma 10th Year Anniversary vinyl would be available for pre-order, as well as Chroma tour. Only 1000 copies of the vinyl would be made.[5] [6]

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[7]
2005 Billboard 200 140[8]
2005 Billboard's Indie Album chart #38[9]

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