American Hi-Fi (album)

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American Hi-Fi
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 27, 2001
StudioPlantation Mixing and Recording, Haiku, Hawaii
GenrePop punk[1]
ProducerBob Rock
American Hi-Fi chronology
American Hi-Fi
The Art of Losing
Singles from American Hi-Fi
  1. "Flavor of the Weak"
    Released: August 7, 2001
  2. "Another Perfect Day"
    Released: 2001

American Hi-Fi is the debut studio album by American rock band American Hi-Fi. It was released on February 27, 2001, by Island Records. It features the successful single "Flavor of the Weak." The album peaked at #81 on the US Billboard 200 and stayed on the charts for 25 weeks. The album went on to sell over 750,000[1] copies that year and the band toured with artists like Elvis Costello, Matchbox Twenty, Sum 41, and Bon Jovi and was followed by a worldwide tour.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Chart AttackFavorable[3]
Melodic3.5/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]

NME listed the album as one of "20 Pop Punk Albums Which Will Make You Nostalgic".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stacy Jones.

2."Flavor of the Weak"3:08
3."A Bigger Mood"3:38
4."Safer on the Outside"4:01
5."I'm a Fool"4:00
6."Hi-Fi Killer"3:05
7."Blue Day"3:33
8."My Only Enemy"3:28
9."Don't Wait for the Sun"3:50
10."Another Perfect Day"3:38
12."What About Today"3:34
13."Wall of Sound"5:18
Total length:48:48


American Hi-Fi
  • Bob Rock – producer
  • Brian Joseph Dobbs - engineer
  • David Campbell — string arrangements, conducting
  • C. Taylor Crothers - back cover, photography
  • Zoren Gold - Photography
  • Rick Patrick - creative director
  • Mick Gillies - digital editing
  • Randy Staub - mixing


  1. ^ a b c "20 Pop Punk Albums Which Will Make You Nostalgic". June 9, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. American Hi-Fi at AllMusic
  3. ^ Chart Attack (April 17, 2001). "American Hi-Fi — American Hi-Fi". Chart Attack. Channel Zero. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Wippsson, Johan. "American Hi-Fi - American Hi-Fi". Melodic. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Salmutter, Elmar (September – November 2001). "Reviews: American Hi-Fi / American Hi-Fi CD". Ox-Fanzine (in German). Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Walters, Barry (April 16, 2001). "American Hi-Fi: American Hi-Fi : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 12, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  • Sayce, Rob (June 2014). Bird, Ryan (ed.). "Hall of Fame: A Place in the Sun". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (187). ISSN 1465-0185.