The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch

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The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch
Studio album by Cute Is What We Aim For
Released June 20, 2006
Recorded Salad Days Studios (Beltsville, Maryland)[1]
Genre Pop punk, scene pop, power pop, pop rock
Length 41:58
Label Sire
Fueled by Ramen
Producer Matt Squire
Cute Is What We Aim For chronology
The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch
Alternative cover
MVI DVD + Bonus CD edition
Singles from The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch
  1. "There's a Class for This"
    Released: 2006
  2. "The Curse of Curves"
    Released: April 30, 2007
  3. "Newport Living"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [2]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars
The Tune (B) [3]

The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch is Cute Is What We Aim For's debut album, released on June 20, 2006. The band released November 20, 2007, the MVI, Special edition version of the album (title: The Same Old Gold Rush with a New Touch), which contains special karaoke tracks, as well as 2 additional tracks and video and photos from the band's concerts in 2007.[4]

The Academy Is...'s William Beckett lent vocals to the album's first single "There's a Class for This", which openly addresses the band's ever-surrounding drama (culminating in the song's chorus "Drama doesn't follow me, it rides on my back/I may be ugly, but they sure love to stare"). The music video directed by Jay Martin premiered on mtvU on July 17, 2006. On February 26, 2007 the group's second single, "The Curse of Curves", was released. The video was directed by Lex Hallaby. For the band's third single, "Newport Living", the video was edited by Dylan Steinberg using various footage (over 15 hours) of the band members on tour plus a live show at The Metro in Chicago. The video was released on October 29, 2007.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Newport Living"   3:28
2. "There's a Class for This"   3:36
3. "Finger Twist & Split"   3:21
4. "Risqué"   3:42
5. "Sweat the Battle Before the Battle Sweats You"   2:52
6. "The Fourth Drink Instinct"   4:09
7. "Sweet Talk 101"   3:30
8. "The Curse of Curves"   3:23
9. "I Put the 'Metro' in Metronome"   3:26
10. "Lyrical Lies"   3:33
11. "Moan"   3:09
12. "Teasing to Please (Left Side, Strong Side)"   3:44
Total length:

Sales and reception[edit]

The album debuted at #75 on the Billboard 200 in July 2006, scanning 13,651 copies within its first week of sales. It even exceeded the first week sales benchmark of labelmates Panic! at the Disco's A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005), which debuted at #112 with just under 10,000 copies sold.[5] As of June 2008, the album has sold 206,547 copies in the US. The reception of reviewers for the album was generally mixed.