The Truth Is... (Theory of a Deadman album)

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The Truth Is...
Studio album by Theory of a Deadman
Released July 12, 2011
Recorded Bay 7 Studios (Los Angeles, California), Entourage Studios (North Hollywood, California) and Sparky Dark Studios (Calabasas, California)
Genre Hard rock, post-grunge, alternative rock, comedy rock
Length 46:05
Label 604, Roadrunner
Producer Howard Benson
Theory of a Deadman chronology
Scars & Souvenirs
(2008)
'The Truth Is...
(2011)
Savages
(2014)
Singles from The Truth Is...
  1. "Lowlife"
    Released: May 17, 2011
  2. "Out of My Head"
    Released: June 14, 2011
  3. "Bitch Came Back"
    Released: August 15, 2011
  4. "Hurricane"
    Released: January 17, 2012
  5. "Gentleman"
    Released: September, 2012

The Truth Is... is the fourth studio album by the rock music group Theory of a Deadman, released on July 12, 2011. The first single is "Lowlife", which was released to radio stations on May 17, 2011. It went to #1 on the US rock charts. It was co-written by Christine Danielle Connolly.

Singles[edit]

  1. "Lowlife"
  2. "Out of My Head"
  3. "Bitch Came Back"
  4. "Hurricane"
  5. "Gentleman"
  • In the video "A Day With Tyler Connolly", Tyler reveals that "Bitch Came Back" originally had a never-before-heard third verse, but they got rid of it later.
  • "Bitch Came Back" is a parody of the children's song "The Cat Came Back".

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 2.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 1/5 stars[2]
Artistdirect 4/5 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound 1.5/5 stars[4]
Kerrang 3/5 stars[5]
Q 1/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars[7]
SputnikMusic 1/5 stars[8]
Under The Gun Review 8/10 [9]

Critical reception for the album has been generally negative. Allmusic, Rolling Stone, and CNN all gave it 1/5 stars.[citation needed] However, Rick Floreno of Artist Direct gave the album 4/5 stars, commenting, "Theory of a Deadman have crafted one of the best rock records, and it's also uproarious at all the right moments."[10] Metacritic gave the album a 35 out of 100 based on 5 reviews.[11]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, the album debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart selling 38,000 copies.[12] In Canada, the album debuted at #2 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 8,500 copies.[13] This is an increase in sales from their previous album, Scars & Souvenirs, which sold 6,000 copies in its first week.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Track list confirmed by Allmusic:[14]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lowlife"   Christine Connolly, Theory of a Deadman 3:25
2. "Bitch Came Back"   Kara DioGuardi, Theory of a Deadman 3:39
3. "Hurricane"   Kara DioGuardi, Theory of a Deadman 4:17
4. "Out of My Head"   Brett James, Connolly 3:57
5. "Gentleman"   Kara DioGuardi, Theory of a Deadman 3:28
6. "Love is Hell"   Dana Calitri, Nina Ossoff, Kathy Sommer, Theory of a Deadman 3:31
7. "The Truth Is... (I Lied About Everything)"   Christine Connolly, Theory of a Deadman 3:27
8. "Head Above Water"   Scott Stevens, Theory of a Deadman 3:32
9. "Drag Me to Hell"   Theory of a Deadman 3:54
10. "What Was I Thinking"   Theory of a Deadman, Christine Connolly 3:50
11. "Easy to Love You"   Theory of a Deadman 4:19
12. "We Were Men"   Theory of a Deadman 4:46
Total length:
46:05

Charts[edit]

Charts Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 68[15]
Canadian Albums Chart 2
U.S. Billboard 200 8
U.S. Billboard Rock Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Digital Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Hard Rock Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Tastemaker Albums 9

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://rock.about.com/od/reviews/fr/Theory-Of-A-Deadman-The-Truth-Is-Review.htm
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Truth Is... - Theory of a Deadman - Allmusic". Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/theory-of-a-deadman-the-truth-is-album-review-4-out-of-5-stars/9008550
  4. ^ http://consequenceofsound.net/2011/07/album-review-theory-of-a-deadman-the-truth-is/
  5. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/the-truth-is/theory-of-a-deadman/critic-reviews
  6. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/the-truth-is/theory-of-a-deadman/critic-reviews
  7. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews
  8. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/56419/Theory-Of-A-Deadman-The-Truth-Is...
  9. ^ "REVIEW: Theory of a Deadman: 'The Truth Is..'". Under the Gun Review. June 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Theory of a Deadman "The Truth Is…" Album Review — 4 out of 5 stars - ARTISTdirect News". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  11. ^ "The Truth Is... Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  12. ^ Lee, Stephan (2011-07-20). "Blake Shelton's new album posts highest debut yet, tops Billboard 200 albums chart | The Music Mix | EW.com". Music-mix.ew.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  13. ^ John Williams (2011-07-20). "CANOE - JAM! Music - Artists - Theory of a Deadman : Deadman rises up at No. 2". Jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  14. ^ "The Truth Is... - Theory of a Deadman". AllMusic. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  15. ^ "Theory Of A Deadman | Artist". Official Charts. 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2012-03-12.