Best Kind of Mess

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Best Kind of Mess
Studio album by Get Scared
Released July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Alternative rock, gothic rock, post-hardcore
Length 42:14
Label Universal Motown
Producer John Feldmann, Sheep Goodman, Aaron Accetta
Get Scared chronology
Get Scared
(2010)Get Scared2010
Best Kind of Mess
Built for Blame, Laced With Shame
(2012)Built for Blame, Laced With Shame2012
Singles from Best Kind of Mess
  1. "Fail"
    Released: January 11, 2011[1]
  2. "Sarcasm"
    Released: February 9, 2011
  3. "Whore"
    Released: June 27, 2011

Best Kind of Mess is the debut studio album by American rock band Get Scared, released in the United States on July 12, 2011 through Universal Motown Records. The album was preceded by singles "Fail", "Sarcasm" and "Whore". The album is a departure from the band's previous releases, which had more screaming and a dirtier sound to them. This is the band's only album released on Universal Motown.


Best Kind of Mess is a departure from the band's previous releases, which had more screaming and a dirtier sound to them. Two songs from the Get Scared EP (Voodoo and Sarcasm) were included on the album. Best Kind of Mess was released on July 12, 2011.[2] To promote the album, the band headlined the Fuck You All tour. Dr. Acula and Girl on Fire toured alongside the band.[3][4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Artistdirect 3.5/5 stars[6]
LMP Magazine 8.5/10 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Get Scared and John Feldmann.

No. Title Length
1. "Scream" 3:39
2. "Fail" 2:50
3. "Mess" 4:03
4. "Sarcasm" (featuring Craig Mabbitt, re-recorded from Cheap Tricks and Theatrics) 3:18
5. "Whore" 2:56
6. "Hurt" 4:00
7. "Voodoo" (re-recorded from Cheap Tricks and Theatrics) 2:56
8. "Wrong" 3:34
9. "Moving" 3:36
10. "Parade" 3:40
11. "Hate" 3:45
12. "Drown" 3:58
Total length: 42:14


Credits for Best Kind of Mess adapted from Allmusic.[8]



Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011)[9] Peak
US Top Heatseekers 21

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Ref
United States July 12, 2011 CD, Digital download B001133102 [10]