Satellite (P.O.D. album)

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Studio album by P.O.D.
Released September 11, 2001 (2001-09-11)
Recorded March — May 2001 at Bay 7 in Valley Village, California and Sparky Dark in Calabasas, California
Genre Nu metal, rap metal, alternative metal, reggae rock
Length 53:04
Label Atlantic
Producer Howard Benson, P.O.D.
P.O.D. chronology
The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
Payable on Death
Singles from Satellite
  1. "Alive"
    Released: July 4, 2001
  2. "Youth of the Nation"
    Released: December 25, 2001
  3. "Boom"
    Released: May 14, 2002
  4. "Satellite"
    Released: August 20, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars[2] 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]

Satellite is the fourth studio album and the second major label release by nu metal band P.O.D.. The album was released on September 11, 2001, debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 133,000 copies sold. It spent 5 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of that chart.

It went on to sell over 3 million copies in the U.S., and over 7 million worldwide,[8] making it the band's top-selling album. Satellite was placed at No. 137 on the Billboard's top 200 albums of the decade (2000–2009).[citation needed] It was the 117th best selling album of 2001 and the 26th best-selling album of 2002 in the United States.[citation needed]

Album information[edit]

Satellite produced four singles with music videos; "Alive", "Youth of the Nation", "Boom", and title track, "Satellite".

"Alive" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. Although not released as a single, "Portrait" was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards. "Youth of the Nation" also earned a nomination in 2003 for "Best Hard Rock Performance".


  • Rolling Stone (9/27/01, pp. 67–8) - 4 stars out of 5 - "Explodes beyond the confines of what has become a played-out sound... songs on a passion so fierce they're almost exhausting to listen to.... Without resorting to ham-fisted angst, P.O.D. push all the right emotional buttons."[7]
  • Spin (p. 89) - "[They] sang from the heart about school shootings, losing parents, and being truly alive."
  • Q magazine (1/02, p. 106) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...heavy, angry, and very, very loud....many songs have messages of peace and spirituality....their Gen-X angst sounds genuine..."
  • CMJ (10/1/01, p. 16) - "[Its] honest spiritual subject matter coupled with crack-your-skull riffs work like a well-oiled machine."[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Sonny Sandoval, Marcos Curiel, Traa Daniels, Wuv Bernardo, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Set It Off"   4:16
2. "Alive"   3:23
3. "Boom"   3:08
4. "Youth of the Nation"   4:19
5. "Celestial"   1:24
6. "Satellite"   3:30
7. "Ridiculous" (featuring Eek-a-Mouse) 4:17
8. "The Messenjah"   4:19
9. "Guitarras de Amor"   1:14
10. "Anything Right" (featuring Christian Lindskog) 4:17
11. "Ghetto"   3:37
12. "Masterpiece Conspiracy"   3:11
13. "Without Jah, Nothin" (featuring H.R.) 3:42
14. "Thinking About Forever"   3:46
15. "Portrait"   4:32
Total length:
  • A special edition re-release was released a year after the original album release, and featured the bonus tracks version




MTV Video Music Awards 2002[edit]

  • Best Video of the Year for "Alive" (nominated)
  • Best Group Video for "Alive" (nominated)
  • Best Rock Video for "Youth Of The Nation" (nominated)
  • Best Direction for "Alive" (nominated)
  • Best Special Effects for "Alive" (nominated)
  • Viewer's Choice for "Alive" (nominated)

2002 Grammy Awards[edit]

  • Best Hard Rock Performance for "Alive" (nomination)

2003 Grammy Awards[edit]

  • Best Metal Performance for "Portrait" (nomination)
  • Best Hard Rock Performance for "Youth Of The Nation" (nomination)