Sticks and Stones (New Found Glory album)

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Sticks and Stones
Studio album by New Found Glory
Released June 11, 2002
Recorded Spring 2002 at DML Studios; Signature Sound Studios; Larrabee West Studios; and NRG Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 39:56
Language English
Label MCA, Drive-Thru
Producer Neal Avron
New Found Glory chronology
New Found Glory
(2000)
Sticks and Stones
(2002)
Catalyst
(2004)
Singles from Sticks and Stones
  1. "My Friends Over You"
    Released: July 22, 2002
  2. "Head on Collision"
    Released: October 15, 2002
  3. "Understatement"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press (8/10)[2]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[3]
NME (7/10)[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]

Sticks and Stones is the third studio album and major label debut by American rock band New Found Glory. As with its predecessor, their eponymously titled second album, it was again produced by Neal Avron and was released on June 11, 2002, through MCA Records.[6] Because of the relationship Drive-Thru Records held with MCA, Drive-Thru's more successful acts, including New Found Glory, were "upstreamed" to the major label.[7]

The album included the popular singles "My Friends Over You" and "Head on Collision", both of which performed well on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.[8] This coupled with a headline appearance at the 2002 Warped Tour saw the album certified gold by the RIAA in September.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by New Found Glory.[10]

No. Title Length
1. "Understatement"   3:11
2. "My Friends Over You"   3:40
3. "Sonny"   3:28
4. "Something I Call Personality"   2:40
5. "Head on Collision"   3:47
6. "It's Been a Summer"   3:33
7. "Forget My Name"   3:10
8. "Never Give Up"   3:12
9. "The Great Houdini"   2:47
10. "Singled Out"   3:20
11. "Belated"   3:06
12. "The Story So Far" (hidden track) 4:09
Total length:
39:56

Bonus CD[edit]

A special edition of Sticks and Stones was released with a bonus CD containing two songs by New Found Glory and seven by other bands.

  1. Head on Collision (Acoustic Version)
  2. Forget Everything
  3. Pride War - Further Seems Forever
  4. What It Is to Burn - Finch
  5. Roundabout - Tsunami Bomb
  6. Static - H2O
  7. Lonely Man's Wallet - The Exit
  8. The Best of Me - The Starting Line
  9. On My Own - Don't Look Down

Vinyl release[edit]

Record Label Color(s) Pressed Notes
Drive-Thru Records White 1700 1st Pressing
Blue 200
Red 100
Epitaph Records Red 1500 2nd Pressing
Translucent Blue 600
Black
Green (Tour Exclusive)
  • 1st Pressing released in 2002
  • 2nd Pressing released November 20, 2012

Personnel[edit]

The following personnel contributed to Sticks and Stones:[10]

Chart performance[edit]

Singles
Year Title Peak Chart Position
US Hot 100[11] US Modern Rock[12] UK Singles Chart[13] CA Single Chart
2002 "My Friends Over You" 85 5 30 11
2002 "Head on Collision" - 28 64 -
Album
Chart Peak
position
Certification Sales
U.S Billboard 200[14] 4 Gold[9] 500,000+[15]
UK Album Chart[13] 10 50,000+[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "Sticks and Stones > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  2. ^ Heisel, Scott (August 2002), "New Found Glory: Sticks and Stones - MCA - Florida pop-punks use major-label budget to make their best disc yet", Alternative Press: 77, ISSN 1065-1667 
  3. ^ Griffiths, Mark (June 2002), "New Found Glory: Sticks and Stones (MCA) KKKK - [With] crisp production...[and] some truly brilliant and instantly memorable moments", Kerrang! (885): 46 
  4. ^ Chester, Tim (June 2002), "New Found Glory - Sticks and Stones (7) - Endless chainsaw wedgies, snot-colored hair and sugar-rush guitars", New Musical Express, ISSN 0028-6362 
  5. ^ Relic, Peter (2002-07-02). "Sticks And Stones : New Found Glory : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  6. ^ "New Found Glory > Sticks and Stones". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  7. ^ Manley, Brendan (March 2010), "2001-2005: The Oral History of New Found Glory", Alternative Press (260): 65, ISSN 1065-1667, retrieved 2010-01-31 
  8. ^ "Modern Rock Chart History New Found Glory". Popradiotop20.com. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  9. ^ a b "RIAA Search - New Found Glory". RIAA. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  10. ^ a b New Found Glory (CD). New Found Glory. Drive-Thru Records (B0030E5NL4). 2000. 
  11. ^ "New Found Glory > My Friends Over You". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  12. ^ "New Found Glory > Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  13. ^ a b "Sticks and Stones". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  14. ^ "New Found Glory > Sticks and Stones". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  15. ^ "IFPI Recording Industry - Certification Award Levels". IFPI. Retrieved 2020-04-04. 
  16. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification – February 2003". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-08-20.