Truant (album)

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Truant
Studio album by Alien Ant Farm
Released August 19, 2003
Recorded February - April 2003
Genre Alternative metal, alternative rock, punk rock
Length 40:43
Label DreamWorks
Producer Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo
Alien Ant Farm chronology
Anthology
(2001)
Truant
(2003)
Up in the Attic
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
Blender 2/5 stars [3]
Drowned in Sound (5/10) [4]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [5]
IGN (9.5/10) [6]
PopMatters 5/10 stars [7][1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [8]
Spin (5/10) [9]
USA Today 3/4 stars [10]
Yahoo! Music UK 8/10 stars [11]

Truant (stylized as truANT) is Alien Ant Farm's third album. It was released on August 8, 2003 by DreamWorks Records. The producers of the album were Stone Temple Pilots' guitarist and bassist Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeo.

The music video for track "These Days" was filmed on a roof top across the street from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The surprise video shoot was shot during the 2003 BET Awards while numerous hip hop artists and rappers were arriving on the red carpet before the awards show. The video catches the reaction from many artists, including Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Lil' Kim.

The song "These Days" appeared on EA sports video game Madden NFL 2004. Also, the song "S.S. Recognize" was on NHL 2004.

The album art is based on the classic Pee Chee brand school folder, featuring the faces of the band members.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "1000 Days" – 3:07
  2. "Drifting Apart" – 2:54
  3. "Quiet" – 3:01
  4. "Glow" – 3:17
  5. "These Days" – 3:06
  6. "Sarah Wynn" – 3:24
  7. "Never Meant" – 3:06
  8. "Goodbye" – 4:06
  9. "Tia Lupé" – 4:01
  10. "Rubber Mallet" – 3:09
  11. "S.S. Recognize" – 3:51
  12. "Hope" – 3:40
  13. "Words" – 2:42 (UK bonus track)

The songs S.S. Recognize & These Days were originally from Greatest Hits.

Personnel[edit]

  • Alien Ant Farm
  • DeLeo Brothers (Robert and Dean) - Producers
  • Brendan O'Brien- Mixing
  • Otmaro Ruíz- Piano
  • David Schiffman- Engineer
  • David Campbell- String Arrangements
  • John Wittenberg- Violin
  • Suzie Katayama- Cello, Leader, Contractor
  • Andrew Scheps- Trumpet, Engineer, Digital Editing
  • Norm Hughes- Violin
  • Eve Butler- Violin
  • Ron Handler- A&R
  • Mark Robertson- Violin
  • Dan Smith- Cello
  • Tamara Linder- Art Direction, Design
  • Jennifer Wicks- A&R Administration
  • Seth Waldman- Assistant
  • Steve Rosenblatt- Production Coordination
  • Jair Neciosup- Vocals (Background)
  • Reiss Chunyan- Triangle
  • Darius Campo- Violin
  • Lenny Castro- Percussion
  • Larry Corbett- Cello
  • Robert DeLeo- Organ, Vocals (Background)
  • Joel Derouin- Violin
  • Peter Kent- Violin
  • Bob Ludwig- Mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 42
NZ Album Chart 26

Appearances in Media[edit]

Alien Ant Farm's song These Days is featured on Madden NFL 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Critic Reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  4. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  5. ^ Greer, Jim (2003-08-22). truANT Review. Entertainment Weekly. p. 133. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  6. ^ IGN review
  7. ^ PopMatters review
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian (2003-08-27). "Alien Ant Farm: TruANT : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-01-08. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  9. ^ Richardson, Sean (2003-08-06). "Alien Ant Farm, 'TruANT' (El Tondi/DreamWorks)". Spin. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  10. ^ Gundersen, Edna (2003-08-25). "Alien Ant Farm, TruANT". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  11. ^ Gennoe, Dan (2003-08-18). "Alien Ant Farm - 'TruANT'". Yahoo! Music UK. Archived from the original on 2004-08-22. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 

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