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Boomkatalog. One
Studio album by Boomkat
Released March 18, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Pop rock, hip hop, electropop, dance-pop
Length 53:19
Label DreamWorks Records
Producer Kellin Manning
Taryn Manning
Martin Pradler
Boomkat chronology
Boomkatalog. One
A Million Trillion Stars
Singles from Boomkatalog.One
  1. "The Wreckoning"
    Released: May 18 (U.S.)
  2. "What U Do 2 Me"
    Released: December 2 (U.S.)

Boomkatalog. One is the debut album by the brother-sister duo Boomkat, released in America on March 18, 2003 by DreamWorks Records. It features the singles "The Wreckoning" and "What U Do 2 Me".

Style and themes[edit]

Taryn and Kellin Manning have been part of the producing and writing of the album, and many of the song lyrics are very personal.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 54/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating 2.5/5 stars[2]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[5]
Smash Hits 5/5 stars

Boomkatalog.One received mixed reviews from music critics. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 54, based on 8 reviews.[1]

Barry Walters of Rolling Stone was critical of the duo's talents, saying that Taryn was acting more than singing and Kellin was Americanizing trip hop with unnecessary production tricks, concluding that, "Despite their fakeness, Boomkat fill the smarter-than-your-average-pop void left by fellow film-music switch-hitter Vitamin C."[5] DJ Ron Slomowicz of felt that the album was hampered by false advertisement because of the subpar tracks ("Now Understand This" and "Wasting My Time") in the middle portion of the album but still found the rest of the album enjoyable, saying that, "At its best, Boomkatalog is an energetic fusion of hip-hop and jungle, but at its worst it is a mishmash of wannabe styles."[2] Keith Caulfield of Billboard praised the duo's sound for being an amalgam of different genres and Taryn's voice for its resemblance of Nelly Furtado, Macy Gray and Melanie C, concluding that, "Adventurous music fans should flock to Boomkat, especially those that thirst for an alternative to the pop norm."[6] Johnny Loftus of AllMusic found the processed supporting vocals and the tracks "Wasting My Time" and "What U Do 2 Me" as the album's weak spots but still praised it for Kellin's production work and Taryn's vocal delivery, calling it " a crazy/beautiful mix of irritating and endearing... with the clowning, pointed cynicism of a female Ad-Rock," saying that "Boomkatalog.One is a clever marriage of technology, creativity, and straight-up sass that gets away with being much more enjoyable than it might deserve."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kellin Manning and Taryn Manning.

No. Title Length
1. "Yo!verture" 2:24
2. "The Wreckoning" 3:09
3. "Now Understand This" 3:10
4. "Wastin' My Time" 3:49
5. "Move On" 3:51
6. "B4 It's 2 L8" 4:13
7. "Know Me" 3:29
8. "Daydreamin'" 3:53
9. "Crazylove" 3:41
10. "Look at All the People" 5:12
11. "Bein' Bad" 4:17
12. "What U Do 2 Me" 3:50
13. "Answers" 3:59
14. "Left Side/Right Side" 4:22


Use in the media[edit]


"" by Boomkat has been listed for one week on the US Albums Top 100. It entered the chart on position 88 on week 17/2003, its last appearance was on week 17/2003. It peaked on number 88, where it stayed for a week. The album also peaked number 43 in New Zealand's album chart, as well as number 96 in Australian album chart.

Chart (2003) Peak
New Zealand Album Chart 43[7]
U.S. Billboard 200 88
Australian Album Chart 96


  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Boomkatalog One by Boomkat". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Slomowicz, DJ Ron. "Boomkat -". Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "Boomkatalog.One - Boomkat". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ Bowden, Marshall (May 8, 2003). "Boomkat: Boomkatalog.One". PopMatters. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Walters, Barry (May 1, 2003). "Recordings: Boomkatalog.One, Boomkat, 2 Stars". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on August 30, 2003. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ Caulfield, Keith (April 12, 2003). "". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Boomkat - Bommkatalog One". Retrieved February 26, 2012.