Enemy of the World

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Enemy of the World
Studio album by Four Year Strong
Released March 9, 2010
Genre Pop punk, melodic hardcore, post-hardcore
Length 38:13
Label Decaydance, Universal Motown
Producer Machine
Four Year Strong chronology
Explains It All (2009) Enemy of the World
(2010)
In Some Way, Shape, or Form
(2011)
Singles from Enemy of the World
  1. "It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now"
    Released: December 21, 2009
  2. "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)"
    Released: February 9, 2010
  3. "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt?"
    Released: February 27, 2010

Enemy of the World is the third full-length studio album by American melodic hardcore band Four Year Strong, released through Decaydance and Universal Motown Records on March 9, 2010.[1][2]

"It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now" is the album's first single, released in the iTunes Store on December 21, 2009.[3] "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)" became available for streaming on AbsolutePunk on February 11. It was announced be the album's second single,[4] and was released on February 9, 2010.[5] "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt?" was made available for streaming on Purevolume on February 27, 2010.[6]

In February 2010, Four Year Strong announced what they named "the platinum of pre-orders", a list of novelty packages involving the purchasing of the album.[7] The vinyl record was made available to pre-order on March 2, 2010.[8]

The album sold over 12,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number 47 on the Billboard 200.[9]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (87%)[10]
All Metal Music 9/10 stars[11]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[12]
idobi 4/5 stars[13]
Mind Equals Blown (Favorable) [14]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[15]
Punktastic 4.5/5 stars [16]
Review Rinse Repeat 4.5/5 stars [17]
Sputnik Music 4/5 stars [18]
Under The Gun Review 8/10 stars [19]

AbsolutePunk reviewer Drew Beringer was extremely positive in his review, saying Enemy of the World "is a pop-punk juggernaut" and tops their previous album Rise or Die Trying by far.[10]

The song "Find My Way Back" is also the unofficial theme song of the Toronto Blue Jays of MLB.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dan O'Connor and Alan Day, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now" (O'Connor) 3:16
2. "Tonight We Feel Alive (On a Saturday)"   3:43
3. "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)" (O'Connor) 3:18
4. "Nineteen with Neck Tatz"   3:24
5. "Find My Way Back"   3:28
6. "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt? (feat. Jay Pepito of Reign Supreme)"   3:07
7. "One Step at a Time"   3:06
8. "This Body Pays the Bill$"   3:20
9. "Paul Revere's Midnight Ride"   3:55
10. "Flannel Is the Color of My Energy"   3:29
11. "Enemy of the World"   4:02
Total length:
38:13

Bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
12. "Listen, Do You Smell Something?" (iTunes exclusive) 3:37

Special edition bonus tracks[edit]

No. Title Length
12. "Bad News Bearz"   3:15
13. "Tonight We Feel Alive (On a Saturday)" (acoustic) 4:41
14. "One Step at a Time" (acoustic) 3:27
15. "Find My Way Back" (acoustic) 3:31
16. "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)" (acoustic) 3:20

It's Not The Size Of The 7-inch... It's How You Use It (EP)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now"   3:16
2. "Cavalier"   3:07

Song titles[edit]

  • "It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now" comes from a comment made by Scott Heisel of Alternative Press in a review of the Set Your Goals album This Will Be the Death of Us.[20]
  • "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt?" is a line from the film Back to the Future.
  • "Flannel Is the Color of My Energy" is a reference to the chorus of the 311 song "Amber".
  • The title of the bonus track "Listen, Do You Smell Something?" is a line in the film Ghostbusters.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak position
US Billboard 200[21] 47
US Alternative Albums[21] 6
US Rock Albums[21] 9
US Digital Albums[21] 10

Personnel[edit]

Four Year Strong
Additional personnel
  • Jay Pepito (of Reign Supreme) — Guest vocals on "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt?"
Production
  • Machine — producer
  • John Feldmann - mixing
  • Bradon Paddock & Erik Ron - mix assistants
  • Joe Gastwirt - mastering
  • Will Putney, Machine - engineer
  • Clinton Bradley - additional synth programming
  • Jeremy Comitas, Bill Purcell - editing/ protools
  • Pete Wentz - A&R for Decaydance Records
  • Shep Goodman - A&R for Universal Motown
  • Elizabeth Vago - A&R coordination
  • Cliff Rigano - product manager
  • Ken Kelly - illustrations
  • Joe Spix - art direction & design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FYS Is An Enemy of the World - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ MusicRemedy.com /. "Four Year Strong release Enemy Of The World album". Musicremedy.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "New Four Year Strong Single on iTunes - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Dan O’Connor and Josh Lyford of Four Year Strong: It Definitely Doesn’t Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now | The Aquarian Weekly". Theaquarian.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  6. ^ "What The Hell Is A Gigawatt? - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  7. ^ "Four Year Strong launch awesome preorders | News". Kill Your Stereo. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  8. ^ "Vinyl Year Strong - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  9. ^ "Enemy of the World - Four Year Strong". Billboard.com (Billboard). Retrieved 26,09,2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Four Year Strong - Enemy Of The World - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ "Enemy of the World". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  13. ^ Popaganda (2010-03-09). "Album review: Four Year Strong takes over the world with heavy riffs". idobi. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  14. ^ "Four Year Strong: Enemy of the World". Mind Equals Blown. 2010-04-24. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  15. ^ "Kerrang! Kerrang! Magazine 02/06/2010". Kerrang.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  16. ^ Four Year Strong Enemy of the World - Punktastic
  17. ^ "Four Year Strong - Enemy Of The World". Review Rinse Repeat. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  18. ^ Four Year Strong Enemy of the World - Sputnik Music
  19. ^ Review: Four Year Strong – Enemy of the World - Under The Gun Review
  20. ^ "Alternative Press | Reviews | Set Your Goals - This Will Be The Death Of Us". Altpress.com. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  21. ^ a b c d "Four Year Strong Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15.