Tri-Polar (album)

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Tri-Polar
Studio album by Sick Puppies
Released 14 July 2009; 17 May 2011 (Deluxe)
Recorded December 2008 – 2009
Genre Alternative metal, hard rock, alternative rock
Length 46:06
Label Virgin
Producer Rock Mafia (Tim James, Antonina Armato)
Sick Puppies chronology
Dressed Up as Life
(2007)
Tri-Polar
(2009)
Live & Unplugged
(2010)
Singles from Tri-Polar
  1. "You're Going Down"
    Released: 2 June 2009
  2. "Odd One"
    Released: 2 November 2009
  3. "Maybe"
    Released: 22 June 2010
  4. "Riptide[1]"
    Released: 8 February 2011
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
Rock on Request (favorable)[3]
Tunelab 6.5/10 stars[4]
Type 3 Media 6.5/10 stars[5]

Tri-Polar is the third full-length studio album by Australian rock band Sick Puppies, released on 14 July 2009.[6]

The album debuted in #31 on the Billboard 200 albums chart selling around 16,500 copies. Tri-Polar has sold over 379,000 copies as of 2013.[7][8]

The band's first single titled "You're Going Down", was used by the WWE as the official theme song for their PPV event WWE Extreme Rules 2009,[6] and the video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010. The song was also used in the 2010 live-action film adaptation of Tekken and the trailer for My Soul to Take.

The song "War" was written for Capcom's video game Street Fighter IV and has been used in their respective advertisements for the game.[6][9]

The band's second single from the album, titled "Odd One", was released to rock radio on 10 November 2009.

The band's third single from the album, titled "Maybe", was released to rock radio on 22 June 2010. This is the band's most successful single to date.

The band's fourth single from the album, titled "Riptide", was released to rock radio on 8 February 2011.

Track listing[edit]

Standard
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "War"   Moore, Anzai 3:13
2. "I Hate You"   Moore, Anzai, Frederiksen 3:28
3. "Riptide"   Moore, Anzai, Armato, James 3:11
4. "You're Going Down"   Moore, Anzai, Armato, James 3:07
5. "Odd One"   Moore, Anzai, Armato, James 3:47
6. "So What I Lied"   Moore, Anzai, Armato, James 3:42
7. "Survive"   Moore, Anzai, Mills, Null 3:12
8. "Should've Known Better"   Moore, Anzai, Mills 3:52
9. "Maybe"   Moore, Anzai, Frederiksen 3:29
10. "Don't Walk Away"   Moore, Anzai, Frederiksen 3:48
11. "Master of the Universe"   Moore, Anzai, Armato, James 3:33
12. "In It for Life"   Moore, Anzai, Armato, James 4:05
13. "White Balloons"   Moore, Anzai, Armato, James 3:39
Total length:
46:06

Bonus tracks[edit]

Tour[edit]

Sick Puppies supported Rev Theory and Breaking Benjamin during the end of 2009, and also co-headlined a tour with Hurt, The Veer Union, Adelitas Way and Tunnels to Holland as support acts.[10] They also supported Nickelback on their Dark Horse World tour.

Sick Puppies will headline a 2010 summer tour with Janus, My Darkest Days and It's Alive as support.

On 14 December 2010, Shimon Moore announced during a show in Council Bluffs, IA that that show was the largest show ever to date. Also at that show was Shaman's Harvest and Emphatic.

Personnel[edit]

Sick Puppies

  • Shim Moore – lead vocals, guitars
  • Emma Anzai – bass, backing vocals
  • Mark Goodwin – drums

Additional musicians

  • Cameron Stone – cello
  • Tim Pierce – additional guitars

Artwork

  • Matt Taylor – cover design
  • Travis Shinn – photography

Production

  • Antonina Armato – producer
  • Tim James – producer
  • Steve Cook, Paul Palmer and Kinetra "Kim" Stephens – A&R coordinators
  • Adam Comstock, Dorian Crozier, Steve Hammons, Ross Hogarth, and Nigel Lundemo – engineers
  • Robert Vosgien – mastering
  • Ben Grosse and Mark Needham – mixing
  • Will Brierre and Paul Pavao – mixing assistants
  • Devrim "DK" Karaoglu – programming

Chart performances[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2009/10/11) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums Chart[11] 17
US Billboard 200[12] 31
US Billboard Alternative Albums[13] 9
US Billboard Hard Rock Albums[14] 11
US Billboard Rock Albums[15] 12
US Billboard Digital Albums 24
UK Albums Chart[16] 148

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak positions
U.S.
[17]
Mainstream Rock
[18]
Alternative Songs
[19]
US
Rock

[20]
2009 "You're Going Down" 108 2 11 8
"Odd One" 6 15 10
2010 "Maybe" 56 20 6 15
2011 "Riptide" 3 14 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations, Independent Artist Song Releases". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  2. ^ Macgregor, Jody. "Review: Tri-Polar Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 Sept 2009.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Avina, Anthony. "Tri-Polar". Rock on Request. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Review: Sick Puppies – ‘Tri-Polar’ | tunelab™". Tunelab.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  5. ^ P., J. "Review: Review: Sick Puppies - ‘Tri-Polar’". Type 3 Media. Retrieved 5 Sep 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c "Sick Puppies’ Tri-Polar Set To Take Off July 14". Type 3 Media. 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  7. ^ "Sick Puppies' Tri-Polar Debuts In Billboard Top 40 | News @". Ultimate-guitar.com. 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  8. ^ http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/sales/sales_ur.cgi
  9. ^ "Flash Banner Ad". Streetfighter.com. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  10. ^ "Sick Puppies Return With New CD and Hurt Tour - Sick Puppies News @". Antimusic.com. 2009-05-18. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  11. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  12. ^ "Sick Puppies Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Sick Puppies Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  14. ^ "Sick Puppies Album & Song Chart History - Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "Sick Puppies Album & Song Chart History - Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 16.04.2011 (wk13)". Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  17. ^ "Sick Puppies Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  18. ^ "allmusic ((( Sick Puppies > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Nielsen Company. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  19. ^ "Sick Puppies Album & Song Chart History - Alternative Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  20. ^ "Sick Puppies Album & Song Chart History - Rock Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved 7 November 2010.