In the Pursuit of Leisure is Sugar Ray's fifth studio album released in 2003. Hip-hop artists Esthero and Shaggy guest-star on the album. Stylistically, it represents a move away from the group's previous funk metal sound of their first few albums in the 1990s towards the lighter, hook-filled mainstream rock of their 2000s work.
The album only sold 135,000 copies, far less than the bands prior self-titled release, which had gone platinum. The album's commercial failure led to a six-year gap in releasing their next album.