Living in America (album)

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Living in America
Studio album by The Sounds
Released 11 November 2002
Genre New wave, post-punk revival
Length 44:28 (US)
41:21 (Original)
Label New Line
The Sounds chronology
- Living in America
(2002)
Dying to Say This to You
(2006)
Alternative cover
Singles from Living In America
  1. "Fire"/"Hit Me!"
  2. "Living in America"
  3. "Seven Days a Week"
  4. "Dance with Me"
  5. "Rock & Roll"
    Released: 18 July 2005

Living in America is the debut album in English by Swedish new wave band The Sounds, produced in 2002 under the Warner Sweden record label. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry awarded the album a platinum certification in 2003, denoting sales in excess of 40,000 copies.[1]

The album received mixed to positive reviews, Allmusic writer Andy Kellman gave it 3/5 stars and wrote "But the thing you cannot take away from the members of this Swedish group is that they know how to write and play songs". The album spawned five singles; the second single, "Living in America", reached #3 on the Swedish single charts and is featured in the 2010 video game, Rock Band 3.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Laut.de 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars

Track listing[edit]

Original Swedish version[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dance with Me"   3:16
2. "Living in America"   3:28
3. "Mine For Life"   4:42
4. "Reggie"   3:20
5. "Like a Lady"   3:31
6. "Hit Me!"   2:19
7. "Rock & Roll"   3:55
8. "Fire"   3:17
9. "Hope You're Happy Now"   4:06
10. "Seven Days a Week"   3:03
11. "Riot"   2:58
Total length:
37:55

American version[edit]

The American version was released on 6 May 2003. It featured a different song order, alternate artwork and the hidden bonus track "S.O.U.N.D.S".

No. Title Length
1. "Seven Days a Week"   3:01
2. "Dance with Me"   3:14
3. "Living in America"   3:26
4. "Hit Me!"   2:19
5. "Mine for Life"   4:41
6. "Rock & Roll"   3:52
7. "Like a Lady"   3:29
8. "Reggie"   3:21
9. "Fire"   3:14
10. "Hope You're Happy Now"   4:06
11. "Riot"   2:57
12. "S.O.U.N.D.S." (Hidden track) 3:07
Total length:
44:28

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Charts Peak position
Swedish Albums Chart 4[2]
Norway Top 40 23[2]
US Top Independent Album 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IFPI Certifications". IFPI. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  2. ^ a b "The Sounds – Living in America (album)". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-04-14.