Catalyst (album)

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Catalyst
NFG Catalyst.jpg
Studio album by New Found Glory
Released May 18, 2004
Recorded Early 2004 at Royaltone Studios; Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 43:47
Label Geffen, Drive-Thru
Producer Neal Avron
New Found Glory chronology
Sticks and Stones
(2002)
Catalyst
(2004)
Coming Home
(2006)
Singles from Catalyst
  1. "All Downhill from Here"
    Released: July 23, 2004
  2. "Truth of My Youth"
    Released: October 6, 2004
  3. "Failure's Not Flattering"
    Released: December 12, 2004
  4. "I Don't Wanna Know"
    Released: February 17, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411Mania (7/10)[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Chicago Tribune (unfavorable)[4]
Entertainment Weekly B+[5]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[6]
Plugged In (mixed)[7]
Robert Christgau (dud)[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Sputnikmusic (1.0/5.0)[1]

Catalyst is the fourth studio album by American pop punk band New Found Glory. It was produced by Neal Avron and released on May 18, 2004 through Geffen Records.[10] The album includes an enhanced CD portion with a making of the music video for the first single "All Downhill from Here". Catalyst debuted at a career-high number three on the Billboard 200 chart and was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on August 18, 2004. The album is replayed worldwide on October 5, 2007.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by New Found Glory.[12]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   0:37
2. "All Downhill from Here"   3:12
3. "This Disaster"   3:08
4. "Truth of My Youth"   3:04
5. "I Don't Wanna Know"   3:30
6. "Your Biggest Mistake"   2:47
7. "Doubt Full"   3:36
8. "Failure's Not Flattering (What's Your Problem)"   3:51
9. "Over the Head, Below the Knees"   3:40
10. "Ending in Tragedy"   3:31
11. "At Least I'm Known for Something"   3:32
12. "I'd Kill to Fall Asleep"   3:11
13. "No News Is Good News"   3:00
14. "Who Am I" (+hidden track) 3:18
Total length:
43:47

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Catalyst:[12]

Chart performance[edit]

Album
Chart Peak
position
[13][14]
U.S Billboard 200 3
UK Album Chart 27
Album certifications
Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Singles
Year Title Peak Chart Position
US Modern Rock
[16]
UK Singles Chart
[17]
2004 "All Downhill from Here" 11 58
2004 "Failure's Not Flattering" - 67
2005 "I Don't Wanna Know" - 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adam Downer (2006-04-23). "Review: New Found Glory - Catalyst". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  2. ^ Bill Hanstock (2004-05-27). "Music: New Found Glory - Catalyst Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  3. ^ Johnny Loftus. "Catalyst - New Found Glory". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  4. ^ Blair R. Fischer (2004-06-04). "New Found Glory Catalyst". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ Richardson, Sean (2004-05-28). "Catalyst Review". Entertainment Weekly: 126. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  6. ^ Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) KKKK - "Combining their renowned knack for massive choruses with some of their hardest hitting riffs..."
  7. ^ Bob Waliszewski; Bob Smithouser. "Newfound Glory: Catalyst". Plugged In. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: New Found Glory". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  9. ^ Kirk Miller (2004-05-13). "Catalyst : New Found Glory : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  10. ^ "New Found Glory > Catalyst". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  11. ^ "Catalyst > Charts & Awards". All Music. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  12. ^ a b New Found Glory (CD). New Found Glory. Drive-Thru Records (B0030E5NL4). 2000. 
  13. ^ "Catalyst > Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  14. ^ "Catalyst". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  15. ^ "American album certifications – New Found Glory – Catalyst". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  16. ^ "New Found Glory > Chart History > Alternative Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  17. ^ "New Found Glory". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19.