Ganging Up on the Sun

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Ganging Up on the Sun
Studio album by Guster
Released June 20, 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 48:55
Label Reprise
Producer Joe Pisapia, Jason Lehning, Ron Aniello
Guster chronology
Live 6/17/04 Myrtle Beach, SC
(2004)Live 6/17/04 Myrtle Beach, SC2004
Ganging Up on the Sun
Satellite EP
(2007)Satellite EP2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
MusicOMH 3/5 stars link
New York Times 4/5 stars link
The A.V. Club 3/4 stars link

Ganging Up on the Sun is the fifth studio album by the rock band Guster. It was released on June 20, 2006. The first single, "Manifest Destiny", was released in late 2005 and its follow-up, "One Man Wrecking Machine", in March 2006. It is Guster's second studio album with Joe Pisapia, his first as a full member. The title comes from a line in the song "Manifest Destiny": "The moon and stars are ganging up on the sun".

The album is Guster's most successful release to date, entering the Billboard 200 albums chart at number 25, topping Keep It Together's entry at number 35 in 2003. It won Album of the Year (Major) at the Boston Music Awards in 2006.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lightning Rod" – 2:55
  2. "Satellite" – 4:34
  3. "Manifest Destiny" – 3:02
  4. "One Man Wrecking Machine" – 4:14
  5. "The Captain" – 3:26
  6. "The New Underground" – 2:52
  7. "Ruby Falls" – 7:04
  8. "C'mon" – 3:51
  9. "Empire State" – 4:59
  10. "Dear Valentine" – 4:34
  11. "The Beginning of the End" – 2:52
  12. "Hang On" – 4:32


Chart (2006) Peak
The Billboard 200 25