Am I the Enemy

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Am I the Enemy
Am I the Enemy.jpg
Studio album by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Released August 30, 2011
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative rock
Length 40:15
Label Collective Sounds/RED Distribution
Producer John Feldmann
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus chronology
Lonely Road
(2009)
Am I the Enemy
(2011)
4
(2014)
Singles from Am I the Enemy
  1. "Reap"
    Released: March 24, 2011
  2. "Am I the Enemy"
    Released: August 16, 2011

Am I the Enemy is the third studio album by American rock band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Composition and recording[edit]

The album marks a return to the aggressive post-hardcore sound of their debut album as opposed to the polished hard rock featured on Lonely Road.[1] The album saw the band working with famed punk/hardcore producer John Feldmann, who has previously worked with such bands as Escape the Fate, Story of the Year, The Used and Saosin. Feldmann also mixed the album, and arranged and co-wrote all the songs on the album along with vocalist Ronnie Winter.

"Choke" has previously appeared on the band's 2010 The Hell or High Water EP and was released as that EP's lead single.

Release[edit]

The lead single, "Reap", was released to radio stations on March 24, 2011[2] and later released on iTunes on April 26.[1] Two other tracks from the album, "Salvation" and "Fall from Grace", were released on YouTube on May 24. "Dive Too Deep", the second single off the album, and "Dreams" were released through GRAMMY.com and Rolling Stone magazine, respectively, on July 27.[3][4] July 31 saw the premiere of another song, "Where Are the Heroes?", on Alternative Addiction.[5] Another song, "Don't Lose Hope", was streamed on AOL's music blog on August 8.[6] The album went up for pre-order on iTunes on August 10.[7]

The song "Wake Me Up" was streamed on Alternative Press's website on August 14. "Am I the Enemy" was released to radio on August 16, 2011.[8] It was released on August 30, 2011.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ronnie Winter. All music written by Ronnie Winter and John Feldmann, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Salvation"3:35
2."Reap"3:22
3."Wake Me Up"3:28
4."Am I the Enemy"3:18
5."Dreams"3:36
6."Dive Too Deep" (Winter, John Kitchens, and Matt Carter)3:29
7."Where Are the Heroes?" (Winter, Feldmann, Carter, and Kevin Griffin)3:09
8."Angel in Disguise"3:43
9."Don't Lose Hope" (Winter, Carter, and David Hodges)3:25
10."Fall from Grace" (Winter, Kitchens, and Carter)3:02
11."Choke" (Winter, Kitchens, and Carter)2:47
12."Reap" (Radio edit)3:22
Total length:40:15

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Absolute Punk40%[10]
AllMusic3/5 stars[11]
Sputnikmusic2.5/5 stars[12]
Rockfreaks.net6.5/10 stars[13]

The album received mixed reviews upon release.

Personnel[edit]

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Production[14]
  • John Feldmannproducer, arranger, composer, engineer, mixing, programming, vocals
  • Brandon Paddock – arranger, engineer, programming
  • Spencer Hoad – engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/news/article/0,,8772015,00.html
  2. ^ http://www.killyourstereo.com/news/9371/red-jumpsuit-apparatus-release-new-song/
  3. ^ http://www.grammy.com/news/the-red-jumpsuit-apparatus-debut-new-single-dive-too-deep
  4. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-stream-red-jumpsuit-apparatus-premiere-hard-rocking-dreams-20110727
  5. ^ http://www.alternativeaddiction.com/musicnews/article/2202/Red-Jumpsuit-Apparatus-Premier-New-Song
  6. ^ http://blog.music.aol.com/2011/08/08/the-red-jumpsuit-apparatus-dont-lose-hope/
  7. ^ a b https://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/am-i-the-enemy/id454221738
  8. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  9. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  10. ^ Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, The - Am I The Enemy Archived 2011-10-09 at the Wayback Machine.. Absolute Punk.net
  11. ^ Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Am I The Enemy Allmusic
  12. ^ Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Am I The Enemy Sputnikmusic
  13. ^ The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Am I The Enemy Rockfreaks.net
  14. ^ http://allmusic.com/album/am-i-the-enemy-r2246803/credits