Comfort Eagle

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Comfort Eagle
Cake Comfort Eagle.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 24, 2001
RecordedParadise Studios in Sacramento, California, with additional recording at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, California
Genre
Length36:55
LabelColumbia
ProducerCake
Cake chronology
Prolonging the Magic
(1998)
Comfort Eagle
(2001)
Pressure Chief
(2004)
Singles from Comfort Eagle
  1. "Short Skirt/Long Jacket"
    Released: August 14, 2001
  2. "Arco Arena"
    Released: 2001
  3. "Love You Madly"
    Released: 2001

Comfort Eagle is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Cake. It was released on July 24, 2001, on Columbia Records, their first with the company.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by John McCrea, unless otherwise noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Opera Singer"McCrea, Mark Kornweibel4:06
2."Meanwhile, Rick James..." 3:57
3."Shadow Stabbing"McCrea, George Kane3:07
4."Short Skirt/Long Jacket" 3:24
5."Commissioning a Symphony in C" 2:59
6."Arco Arena" 1:31
7."Comfort Eagle" 3:40
8."Long Line of Cars" 3:24
9."Love You Madly" 3:58
10."Pretty Pink Ribbon" 3:08
11."World of Two" 3:41
Total length:36:55

Release[edit]

In its opening week, Comfort Eagle sold about 72,000 copies, debuting at number 13 on the Billboard 200.[1] By 2002, the album had sold 408,000 copies.[2] On February 2, 2003, it was certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of half a million copies.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[5]
Alternative Press[4]
Blender[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[6]
PopMatters7/10[4][7]
Q[4]
Rolling Stone[8]
Uncut[4]

Comfort Eagle was generally well-received by critics, some noting its similarity to the band's previous albums, for better or worse.[4][5]

Charts[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
2001 Billboard 200[9] 13
Top Internet Albums[9] 2
Year-end
Year-end chart performance for Comfort Eagle
Chart (2001) Position
Canadian Albums (Nielsen Soundscan)[10] 151
Single
Year Single Chart Position
2001 "Short Skirt/Long Jacket"[9] Modern Rock Tracks 7

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week Ending Jan. 16, 2011: Albums: Even Lower Chart Watch – Yahoo! Music". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  2. ^ Archive-David-Basham. "Got Charts? Sympathy For Mariah, 2001's Biggest Flops, Nine Inch Nails' Chart Algebra". MTV News. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  3. ^ "RIAA – Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – June 08, 2013". riaa.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Critic Reviews for Comfort Eagle – Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Vanderhoff, Mark. "Comfort Eagle – Cake : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  6. ^ Serpick, Evan (August 3, 2001). "Cake: Comfort Eagle Review | Music Reviews and News | ew.com". ew.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  7. ^ Fowler, Shan (July 23, 2001). "Cake: Comfort Eagle | PopMatters". PopMatters. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  8. ^ Berger, Arion (July 24, 2001). "Cake: Comfort Eagle : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c "Cake's 'Comfort' Soars Like an 'Eagle' Billboard". billboard.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Top 200 Albums of 2001 (based on sales)". Jam!. Archived from the original on November 6, 2003. Retrieved March 26, 2022.

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