Land of the Free?

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For similarly titled albums, see Land of the Free (disambiguation).
Land of the Free?
Studio album by Pennywise
Released June 19, 2001
Recorded February–March 2001 at Stall #2, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Punk rock, melodic hardcore
Length 39:30
Label Epitaph
Producer Pennywise, Joe Barresi
Pennywise chronology
Live @ the Key Club
(2000)
Land of the Free?
(2001)
From the Ashes
(2003)

Land of the Free? is the sixth album by Pennywise. Produced by Joe Barresi, the album was released on June 19, 2001. After the commercial success of their previous album, Straight Ahead, Pennywise entered the studio in early 2001 to record a follow-up. Land of the Free? received positive reviews from critics and was well sold worldwide, reaching number 67 on the Billboard Top 200, and number 21 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. "Fuck Authority" was released as a single to promote the album.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 9/10 stars link
Robert Christgau (neither) link

Land of the Free? has received positive reviews. The Allmusic review by Jo-Ann Greene awards the album 4.5 stars and states: "Pennywise themselves are calling Land of the Free? 'a wake-up call,' aimed at the slumbering masses of America — an attempt to shake people out of their lethargy, and prod them into thinking about the world."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Pennywise. 

No. Title Length
1. "Time Marches On"   2:57
2. "Land of the Free?"   2:31
3. "The World"   2:27
4. "Fuck Authority"   3:16
5. "Something Wrong with Me"   2:39
6. "Enemy"   2:34
7. "My God"   2:48
8. "Twist of Fate"   2:33
9. "Who's on Your Side" (co-written by Brett Gurewitz) 2:50
10. "It's Up to You"   2:56
11. "Set Me Free"   2:31
12. "Divine Intervention"   3:30
13. "WTO"   2:58
14. "Anyone Listening"   3:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greene, Jo-Ann. "Review for Land of the Free?". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 September 2010.