Broadcast to the World

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Broadcast to the World
Zebrahead-Broadcast-To-The-World.jpg
Studio album by Zebrahead
Released February 22, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Studio Maple Studios, Santa Ana, California; Noise Factory, Fullerton, California
Genre
Length 51:04
Label Icon Mes
Producer Cameron Webb
Zebrahead chronology
Waste of MFZB
(2004)
Broadcast to the World
(2006)
Not the New Album EP
(2008)
Singles from Broadcast to the World
  1. "Anthem"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Broadcast to the World"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Postcards From Hell"
    Released: 2006
  4. "Karma Flavored Whiskey"
    Released: 2007

Broadcast to the World is the sixth studio album released by American punk rock band Zebrahead. The album was influenced by Lit's A Place in the Sun (1999).[1] It is their first album with new co-vocalist/rhythm guitarist Matty Lewis, who replaced former member Justin Mauriello after he left the group in late 2004.

Shawn Harris of The Matches created the artwork for the album, and for the band's follow-up album, Phoenix.

Release[edit]

On October 17, 2006, Broadcast to the World was made available for streaming via Alternative Press. It was released in the U.S. on October 24 through Icon.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Punknews.org 4/5[4]
Sputnikmusic 4/5[5]
Ultimate-Guitar.com 9.6/10

The album was met with positive reviews. Allmusic reviewer Rick Anderson called them a heavy rock band that are "...owing far more to the old school than the new, but that adds the welcome element of solid melodic hooks to the mix." He said that the music had elements of The Clash and Rancid. He also praised its range of songs to enable the band's audience to either sing/rap along, mosh along to or yell along to.[3]

A review by Sputnikmusic stated that they were "one of those "I-can't-believe-they-haven't-hit-it-big" bands", calling them underrated, especially on this album. The review stated that there were elements of heavy metal, pop punk and punk rock joined with their primary rap rock sound.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Broadcast to the World" 3:16
2. "Rated "U" for Ugly" 3:01
3. "Anthem" 3:33
4. "Enemy" 2:56
5. "Back to Normal" 3:40
6. "Postcards from Hell" 2:45
7. "Karma Flavored Whisky" 4:07
8. "Here's to You" 3:07
9. "Wake Me Up" 3:49
10. "Lobotomy for Dummies" 2:36
11. "The Walking Dead" 3:09
12. "Your New Boyfriend Wears Girl Pants" 4:28
Bonus tracks on Japanese release
No. Title Length
13. "Riot Girl" 3:18
14. "Down in Flames" (Hidden tracks "Get on the Bus" plays at 4:20 and "Hit It Again" at 6:37) 7:17

Personnel[edit]

Band

Backing staff

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Certification
Japan Charts 10 Gold

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Japan February 22, 2006
Germany June 30, 2006
Europe July 3, 2006
Canada October 24, 2006
United States

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Sayce 2014, p. 36
  2. ^ "AP Exclusive: Stream the new Zebrahead album right now!". Alternative Press. October 17, 2006. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Review by Rick Anderson". Allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Greg (March 30, 2007). "Zebrahead - Broadcast to the World". Punknews.org. Retrieved December 25, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Review by Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic.com. Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
Sources
  • 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.