Calling the World

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Calling the World
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Studio album by Rooney
Released July 17, 2007
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 43:54
Label Geffen
Producer John Fields
Rooney chronology
Calling the World
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating (89%)[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4] 2/5 stars[5]

Calling the World is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Rooney. It was released on July 17, 2007.

The album is the result of almost three years of recording, with over 50 songs recorded during the sessions. "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?", was released as the lead single. The album was produced by John "Strawberry" Fields. Rooney unveiled tracks from the album at a series of Monday night concerts in Los Angeles during March. The cover is a recreation of the cover to the self-titled debut album of classic rock band The Doors and an homage to Rubber Soul by the classic rock band The Beatles. Alternative artwork was used on the album's European release.

Following its release, Calling the World debuted at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 15,000 copies in its first week.[6] A second single "I Should've Been After You" was released later in the year, while a third single, "Are You Afraid" was released in some countries early in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Robert Coppola Schwartzman.

  1. "Calling the World" – 3:02
  2. "When Did Your Heart Go Missing?" – 3:31
  3. "I Should've Been After You" – 4:23
  4. "Tell Me Soon" – 3:19
  5. "Don't Come Around Again" – 4:01
  6. "Are You Afraid?" – 4:11
  7. "Love Me or Leave Me" – 3:12
  8. "Paralyzed" – 2:34
  9. "What For" – 3:43
  10. "All in Your Head" – 3:43
  11. "Believe in Me" – 4:02
  12. "Help Me Find My Way" – 4:12

The album came with bonus songs depending on where it was purchased:



  1. ^ "Calling the World by Rooney". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-10-11. 
  6. ^ Katie Hasty, "'NOW 25' Scores 12th No. 1 Album Of The Series",, July 25, 2007.