Rotation (album)

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Rotation
Studio album by Cute Is What We Aim For
Released United States June 24, 2008
United Kingdom July 7, 2008
New Zealand July 8, 2008
Genre Scene pop, power pop, pop punk
Label Fueled by Ramen
Atlantic
Producer John Feldmann
Cute Is What We Aim For chronology
The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch
(2006)
Rotation
(2008)
Singles from Rotation
  1. "Practice Makes Perfect"
    Released: May 6, 2008
  2. "Navigate Me"
    Released: December 15, 2008
  3. "The Lock Down Denial"
    Released: April 13, 2009
  4. "Doctor"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (74%) [1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
RockLouder 3/5 stars [3]
The Tune (C) [4]

Rotation is the second studio album by pop punk band Cute Is What We Aim For, released on June 24, 2008. It debuted at #21 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart selling around 22,000 copies. As of July 2008, the album has sold a total of 45,204 copies.

History[edit]

The first single from the album is "Practice Makes Perfect" which had a clip in The Hills and was also featured in the second season of Greek. The next single, "Doctor", was also featured in the latest season of Greek.Later on, the songs "Doctor" and "Safe Ride" were released on their MySpace in whole for fans to hear.

The video for "Practice Makes Perfect" was shot on May 22, 2008 in Los Angeles and was released on YouTube by their label, Fueled by Ramen. The video was directed by Walter Robot and premiered on MTV2's 'Unleashed' which showed the video once each hour for the day.

On June 3, 2008, the band posted their newest song called "Safe Ride" onto their PureVolume page, with lyrics being posted on their official website. On June 15, 2008 the band's music video for "Practice Makes Perfect" was released on MTV2's Unleashed. The video was directed by Walter Robot and features all members of the band partaking in party behaviour they later regret. On June 20, 2008, the band uploaded the album on their MySpace page for streaming. The album was then leaked to several file sharing sites.

The second single from the album was "Navigate Me", and was released on December 15.

The third single is "The Lock Down Denial" and was released to alternative and mainstream rock radio stations on April 13.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Practice Makes Perfect"   3:44
2. "Doctor"   3:09
3. "Navigate Me"   3:21
4. "Loser"   3:03
5. "Do What You Do"   4:19
6. "Hollywood"   3:36
7. "Safe Ride"   3:52
8. "The Lock Down Denial"   3:13
9. "Marriage to Millions"   3:10
10. "Miss Sobriety"   2:51
11. "Time"   3:59
12. "Untitled" (Bonus track) 0:42
Total length:
39:06
  • The iTunes release did not include the "Untitled" bonus track.

DVD[edit]

  • 25-minute "In the Studio" documentary and interview
  • 5 acoustic performances – live from FBR Studios
  • Karaoke videos for all the songs from Rotation
  • Exclusive photo gallery curated by Jeff Czum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cute is What We Aim For - Rotation - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  2. ^ Rotation (album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ http://www.rocklouder.co.uk/articles/5783/Cute-Is-What-We-Aim-For---Rotation.html
  4. ^ "thetunemusic.com". thetunemusic.com. Retrieved 2013-09-24.