Enemy of the World

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Doctor Who serial, see The Enemy of the World.
Enemy of the World
Four Year Strong - Enemy of the World.jpg
Studio album by Four Year Strong
Released March 9, 2010
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 38:13
Label Decaydance, Universal Motown
Producer Machine
Four Year Strong chronology
Explains It All (2009) Enemy of the World
(2010)
In Some Way, Shape, or Form
(2011)
Singles from Enemy of the World
  1. "It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now"
    Released: December 21, 2009
  2. "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)"
    Released: February 9, 2010
  3. "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt?"
    Released: February 27, 2010
  4. "Tonight We Feel Alive (On a Saturday)"
    Released: May 11, 2010

Enemy of the World is the third full-length studio album by American rock band Four Year Strong.

Release[edit]

"It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now" is the album's first single, released in the iTunes Store on December 21, 2009.[2] "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)" became available for streaming on AbsolutePunk on February 11. It was announced be the album's second single,[3] and was released on February 9, 2010.[4] "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt?" was made available for streaming on Purevolume on February 27, 2010.[5]

In February 2010, Four Year Strong announced what they named "the platinum of pre-orders", a list of novelty packages involving the purchasing of the album.[6] The vinyl record was made available to pre-order on March 2, 2010.[7] It was released through Decaydance and Universal Motown Records on March 9, 2010.[8][9] "Tonight We Feel Alive (On a Saturday)" impacted radio on May 11, 2010.[10]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (87%)[11]
All Metal Music 9/10 stars[1]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[12]
idobi 4/5 stars[13]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[14]
Punknews.org 2.5/5 stars [15]
Review Rinse Repeat 4.5/5 stars [16]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [17]

AbsolutePunk reviewer Drew Beringer was extremely positive in his review, saying Enemy of the World "is a pop-punk juggernaut" and tops their previous album Rise or Die Trying by far.[11]

The album sold over 12,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number 47 on the Billboard 200.[18]

The album was included at number 39 on Rock Sound's "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time" list.[19]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dan O'Connor and Alan Day, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now" (O'Connor) 3:16
2. "Tonight We Feel Alive (On a Saturday)"   3:43
3. "Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)" (O'Connor) 3:18
4. "Nineteen with Neck Tatz"   3:24
5. "Find My Way Back"   3:28
6. "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt?" (featuring Jay Pepito of Reign Supreme) 3:07
7. "One Step at a Time"   3:06
8. "This Body Pays the Bill$"   3:20
9. "Paul Revere's Midnight Ride"   3:55
10. "Flannel Is the Color of My Energy"   3:29
11. "Enemy of the World"   4:02
Total length:
38:13
Bonus tracks

Song titles[edit]

  • "It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now" comes from a comment made by Scott Heisel of Alternative Press in a review of the Set Your Goals album This Will Be the Death of Us.[20]
  • "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt?" is a line from the film Back to the Future.
  • "Flannel Is the Color of My Energy" is a reference to the chorus of the 311 song "Amber".
  • The title of the bonus track "Listen, Do You Smell Something?" is a line in the film Ghostbusters.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak position
U.S. Billboard 200[21] 47
U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums[21] 6
U.S. Billboard Rock Albums[21] 9
U.S. Billboard Digital Albums[21] 10

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Jay Pepito (of Reign Supreme) – additional vocals on "What the Hell Is a Gigawatt?"
Production
  • Machine – producer
  • John Feldmann – mixing
  • Bradon Paddock & Erik Ron – mix assistants
  • Joe Gastwirt – mastering
  • Will Putney, Machine – engineer
  • Clinton Bradley – additional synth programming
  • Jeremy Comitas, Bill Purcell – editing/protools
  • Pete Wentz – A&R for Decaydance Records
  • Shep Goodman – A&R for Universal Motown
  • Elizabeth Vago – A&R coordination
  • Cliff Rigano – product manager
  • Ken Kelly – illustrations
  • Joe Spix – art direction & design

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "New Four Year Strong Single on iTunes - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Dan O’Connor and Josh Lyford of Four Year Strong: It Definitely Doesn’t Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now | The Aquarian Weekly". Theaquarian.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ "What The Hell Is A Gigawatt? - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  6. ^ "Four Year Strong launch awesome preorders | News". Kill Your Stereo. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  7. ^ "Vinyl Year Strong - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  8. ^ "FYS Is An Enemy of the World - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  9. ^ MusicRemedy.com /. "Four Year Strong release Enemy Of The World album". Musicremedy.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  10. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. May 4, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Four Year Strong - Enemy Of The World - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  12. ^ "Enemy of the World". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  13. ^ Popaganda (2010-03-09). "Album review: Four Year Strong takes over the world with heavy riffs". idobi. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  14. ^ "Kerrang! Kerrang! Magazine 02/06/2010". Kerrang.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  15. ^ "Four Year Strong - Enemy Of The World". Punknews.org. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Four Year Strong - Enemy Of The World". Review Rinse Repeat. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  17. ^ Four Year Strong Enemy of the World - Sputnik Music
  18. ^ "Enemy of the World - Four Year Strong". Billboard.com (Billboard). Retrieved 26,09,2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  19. ^ Bird, ed. 2014, p. 70
  20. ^ "Alternative Press | Reviews | Set Your Goals - This Will Be The Death Of Us". Altpress.com. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  21. ^ a b c d "Four Year Strong Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
Sources
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (September 2014). "The 51 Most Essential Pop Punk Albums of All Time". Rock Sound (London: Freeway Press Inc.) (191). ISSN 1465-0185. 

External links[edit]