Haunted Cities

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Haunted Cities
Haunted Cities.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 2005
Recorded2004-2005
Studio
Genre
Length40:06
Label
Producer
Transplants chronology
Transplants
(2002)
Haunted Cities
(2005)
In a Warzone
(2013)
Singles from Haunted Cities
  1. "Gangsters and Thugs"
    Released: 2005
  2. "What I Can't Describe"
    Released: 2005
  3. "Crash and Burn"
    Released: 2005
Screwed and chopped version cover
Transplants - Haunted Cities Screwed and Chopped.jpg
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic55/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[2]

Haunted Cities is the second studio album by the American punk rock/hip hop band Transplants. It was released on June 21, 2005 via LaSalle Records/Atlantic Records, and sold close to 34,000 copies in its first week and came in at #28 on the US Billboard 200,[4] #72 on the UK Albums Chart,[5] #140 on the Top 200 Albums France.[6]

Audio production of the record was handled by Tim Armstrong and Dave CarlockRancid's Matt FreemanThe SlackersVic RuggieroCypress Hill's B-Real and Sen Dog, Dilated Peoples' Rakaa, and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. made their appearances on the album as additional musicians and vocalists. Houston-based rapper Paul Wall made screwed and chopped version of the album, released months later the same year.

The album spawned three singles: "Gangsters and Thugs", "What I Can't Describe" and "Crash and Burn". Its lead single, "Gangsters and Thugs", peaked at #25 on the US Alternative Songs[7] and #35 on the UK Singles Chart.[8] It also included two bonus tracks: "Red Dawn", which was previously released as B-side of CD formatted "Gangsters and Thugs" single and was added later on as the thirteenth track on the Japanese version of Haunted Cities, and "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7", which was dropped as non-album promotional single and was added later as the thirteenth track on its Best Buy edition.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Not Today" (featuring Sen Dog)2:41
2."Apocalypse Now"
  • T. Armstrong
  • R. Aston
  • T. Barker
3:16
3."Gangsters and Thugs"
  • T. Armstrong
  • R. Aston
  • T. Barker
3:54
4."What I Can't Describe" (featuring Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.)
  • T. Armstrong
  • R. Aston
  • P. Devoux
  • T. Barker
4:02
5."Doomsday"
  • T. Armstrong
  • R. Aston
  • T. Barker
3:49
6."Killafornia" (featuring B-Real)
3:47
7."American Guns"
  • T. Armstrong
  • R. Aston
  • T. Barker
2:38
8."Madness"
3:09
9."Hit the Fence"
  • T. Armstrong
  • R. Aston
  • T. Barker
2:12
10."Pay Any Price"
  • T. Armstrong
  • R. Aston
  • T. Barker
1:57
11."I Want It All"
  • T. Armstrong
  • R. Aston
  • T. Barker
3:56
12."Crash and Burn" (featuring Rakaa Iriscience)
4:45
Total length:40:06

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Haunted Cities - Transplants". AllMusic. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: transplants". Robert Christgau. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Critic Reviews for Haunted Cities - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Transplants Haunted Cities Chart History". Billboard 200.
  5. ^ a b "haunted-cities | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "lescharts.com - Transplants - Haunted Cities". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  7. ^ a b "Transplants Gangsters & Thugs Chart History". Alternative Songs.
  8. ^ a b "gangsters-and-thugs | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company.

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