Something Like Human

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Something Like Human
Studio album by Fuel
Released September 19, 2000
Recorded March–May 2000
Right Track Recording, New York City
Sear Sound, New York City
The Mix Room, Los Angeles
Genre Hard rock, post-grunge
Length 42:44
Label Epic
Producer Ben Grosse
Carl Bell
Fuel chronology
Sunburn
(1998)
Something Like Human
(2000)
Natural Selection
(2003)
Alternative cover
Expanded Edition album artwork
Singles from Something Like Human
  1. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"
    Released: September 14, 2000
  2. "Last Time"
    Released: 2001
  3. "Innocent"
    Released: 2001
  4. "Bad Day"
    Released: 2001

Something Like Human is the second album by the band Fuel released in 2000 on Epic Records. Something Like Human reached #17 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200,[1] and featured their first U.S. Top 40 hit with "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" which reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.[2] It remains one of their most popular songs to date.

The album was certified double-platinum status (two million units sold) by the RIAA on September 25, 2001.[3] The album was also certified Gold (50,000 units) in Canada in June 2001.[4] To date, Something Like Human is the band's best selling record.

The bonus version of the disc includes an acoustic version of Hemorrhage, and also includes the cover songs "Daniel", originally by Elton John, and "Going to California" by Led Zeppelin.

Some editions had a bonus disc instead of just bonus tracks. The Bonus disc had the three bonus songs plus "Walk the Sky", a bonus song from Sunburn. This disc also had multimedia content which included music videos for "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" and "Innocent".

The album's title comes from a line in the song "Prove".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Carl Bell except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Last Time"     3:42
2. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"     3:56
3. "Empty Spaces"     3:25
4. "Scar"     3:16
5. "Bad Day"     3:15
6. "Prove"     2:54
7. "Easy"     4:26
8. "Down"   Bell, Brett Scallions 3:32
9. "Solace"     2:57
10. "Knives"   Scallions, Bell 3:18
11. "Innocent"     3:40
12. "Slow"     4:23
Total length:
42:44
  • Early promotional press editions of the album (submitted to magazines, etc. for reviews) included the songs "Sister Mary Innocent" and the Scallions penned "Bruises", which ultimately were left off the final sequence of the album which was released to stores. Neither of these recordings have been released publicly by the band. "Sister Mary Innocent" appeared by alternate name "Sister Mary" on Tommy Lee's 2005 solo album Tommyland: The Ride, with Carl Bell on guitar.

Personnel[edit]

  • Brett Scallions: lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Carl Bell: lead guitar, vocals
  • Jeff Abercrombie: bass guitar
  • Kevin Miller: drums

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [5]
Entertainment Weekly B [6]
Robert Christgau (dud) [7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars [8]

Ultimately giving the album a "B", Entertainment Weekly said the band "has more chops than a butcher shop. But when it comes to passion, Fuel runs low." The magazine concluded that "luckily, Bret Scallions' excoriating voice makes up for Carl Bell's rather clinical-sounding music."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Album Chart History". Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Chart History". Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gold and Platinum Database Search". Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification –June2001". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ Allmusic Review
  6. ^ a b Hiltbrand, David (2000-09-22) "Music Review: 'Something Like Human' Review" Entertainment Weekly. (560):78
  7. ^ Robert Christgau score
  8. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 314. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.