All Killer No Filler

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All Killer No Filler
Sum 41 All Killer No Filler.jpg
Studio album by Sum 41
Released May 8, 2001
Recorded September 2000 – March 2001
Studio Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and Cello Studios in Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length 32:14
Label Aquarius (Canada)
Island (US)
Producer Jerry Finn
Sum 41 chronology
Half Hour of Power
(2000)Half Hour of Power2000
All Killer No Filler
(2001)
Does This Look Infected?
(2002)Does This Look Infected?2002
Singles from All Killer No Filler
  1. "Fat Lip"
    Released: April 22, 2001
  2. "In Too Deep"
    Released: September 2001
  3. "Motivation"
    Released: January 2002
  4. "Handle This"
    Released: June 17, 2002 (Germany and Japan only)

All Killer No Filler is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Sum 41, released on May 7, 2001. It was certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK.[1]

Despite mixed reviews, the album was a commercial success, peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard 200. The single, "Fat Lip" peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Tracks. In recent years, the album has received highly positive reviews, and has been praised as the album that gained the band success. The album has been considered by critics and fans as a pop punk classic.

Release and commercial performance[edit]

All Killer No Filler, which was Sum 41's first full-length album, was released on May 8, 2001.[2] The album was very successful; it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in August 2001[2] and in 2002, it was reported that the album sold at least 1,690,000 copies in the United States.[3] "Fat Lip" was the most successful song on All Killer No Filler, going to number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 8, 2001[4] and number 1 on the Alternative Songs chart on August 18, 2001.[5] "In Too Deep" went to number 10 on the Alternative Songs chart on December 1, 2001.[5] All Killer No Filler went to number 13 on the Billboard 200 on August 4, 2001 and was on the Billboard 200 for 49 weeks.[6] During 2001, "Fat Lip" went to number 1 on MTV's Total Request Live many times.[7] On April 6, 2011, a special edition of the album was released to celebrate the 10th anniversary of All Killer No Filler, exclusive to Japan.[8]

Composition, music and influences[edit]

The album's style has been described as pop punk[12][13][14] and skate punk.[11] NOFX's album Punk in Drublic was a considerable influence on the album.[15] Sum 41 vocalist Deryck Whibley cites Rancid, Elvis Costello, The Beatles and Pennywise as influences on All Killer No Filler.[16] The band has mentioned Green Day as their main influence for the album. "I was about 14 when ‘Dookie’ came out," Sum 41 vocalist Deryck Whibley says. "I remember seeing the video for 'Basket Case' for the first time... It had so much energy and it was so different. I'd never seen anything like it before. From then I was instant fan."[17]

Absolutepunk described the album as "the album that your parents don't want you to discover at age 11 when you're just starting to think that school is bullshit and the only thing that really matters is that ridiculously cute girl who honestly treats you like shit", as well as adding "The lyrics are broad enough that everyone can relate to them, but specific enough that each song makes you think of a certain person or situation in your life. The perfect balance".[18]

Steve Jocz wrote "Pain for Pleasure" in 10 minutes while he was on the toilet.[19]

Reception and legacy[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 81%[18]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[13]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[20]
Entertainment Weekly C+[21]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[22]

Despite initially receiving mixed reviews in 2001, the album has received retrospective acclaim. The album's change in critical response has been believed to be because of the band's success following the album's release. Allmusic said "It would be a mistake to view Sum 41 as just another second-rate band cashing in on the early-'00s punk-pop boom, even if it did recruit Jerry Finn to produce All Killer No Filler." Top40.com ranked the album as the 9th greatest pop punk album of all time. The album was included in Rock Sound's 101 Modern Classics list at number 46.[23] The album was included at number 11 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[24] BuzzFeed included the album at number 4 on their "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F——ing Die" list.[25]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Deryck Whibley and Greig Nori, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Introduction to Destruction" (Jocz) 0:37
2. "Nothing on My Back" 3:01
3. "Never Wake Up" 0:49
4. "Fat Lip" (Whibley/Jocz) 2:58
5. "Rhythms" 2:58
6. "Motivation" 2:50
7. "In Too Deep" 3:26
8. "Summer" (re-recorded version) (originally appears on Half Hour of Power) 2:49
9. "Handle This" 3:37
10. "Crazy Amanda Bunkface" 2:15
11. "All She's Got" 2:21
12. "Heart Attack" 2:49
13. "Pain for Pleasure" (Jocz) 1:42
Total length: 32:21

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music - Artists - Sum 41 : Killer album sums up band's talent". Jam.canoe.ca. 2002-05-02. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American album certifications – Sum 41 – All Killer No Filler". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ "Sum 41 Face the Music On Club Tour". Billboard. October 18, 2002. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Sum 41 - Chart history (The Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Sum 41 - Chart history (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Sum 41 - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Recap: August 2001". ATRL - The TRL Archive. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c "日本語タイトル: オール・キラー・ノー・フィラー <10周年記念コレクション> (SHM-CD) (DVD付初回限定盤)/ SUM 41". CD Japan. 
  9. ^ a b "3 Doors Down, Sum41, Green Day On 'Pie 2′ Soundtrack". MTV. June 6, 2001. 
  10. ^ "Sum 41 brought pop punk back in style". Axs. January 30, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Sum 41: All Killer No Filler. (Album reviews)". HighBeam Business. September 29, 2001. 
  12. ^ Andrew Blackie (August 21, 2007). "Sum 41: Underclass Hero". PopMatters. 
  13. ^ a b All Killer No Filler at AllMusic
  14. ^ D'Angelo, Joe. "Sum 41: Testing Their Metal". MTV.com. Viacom. Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  15. ^ Sayce 2014, p. 38
  16. ^ Pesselnick, Jill (May 19, 2001). "THE MODERN AGE". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 113 (20): 80. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  17. ^ Al Horner (January 31, 2014). "10 Albums That Wouldn't Exist Without Green Day's 'Dookie'". NME. 
  18. ^ a b "Sum 41 - All Killer No Filler - Album Review - AbsolutePunk.net". Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  19. ^ McMahon, ed. 2015, p. 20
  20. ^ Christgau, Robert (2001-10-16). "Unpatriotic?! Moi?". Village Voice. Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  21. ^ Sinclair, Tom (2001-06-15). "All Killer No Filler Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  22. ^ "Sum 41: All Killer No Filler Music Reviews". Arion Berger. 2001-06-05. Archived from the original on November 6, 2007. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  23. ^ "Rock Sound's 101 Modern Classics: 49 - 25". Rock Sound Magazine. July 4, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  24. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 73
  25. ^ Sherman, Maria; Broderick, Ryan (July 2, 2013). "36 Pop Punk Albums You Need To Hear Before You F----ing Die". BuzzFeed. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  26. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2002年9月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. September 2002 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. 516: 14. November 10, 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 2, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 

Sources

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  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (June 2015). "The 200 Moments that Defined Our Lifetime". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (200). ISSN 1465-0185. 
  • Sayce, Rob (September 2014). Bird, Ryan, ed. "Hall of Fame: Punk in Drublic". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (191). ISSN 1465-0185. 
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