Head on Straight

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Head on Straight
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Studio album by Tonic
Released September 24, 2002
Genre Post-grunge
Length 48:27
Label Umvd labels
Producer Bob Rock
Tonic chronology
Head on Straight

Head on Straight is Tonic's third album, released in 2002. It was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 45th Grammy Awards and the track "Take Me As I Am" was nominated for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The album had sold 34,000 copies as of February 2003.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

The album received a moderate to good critical reception, with music review site Alternative Addiction giving the album four of five stars, saying, "Tonic's amazing musicianship and incredible lyrics still shine through strong showing that Tonic is one of the few bands left in the industry that have their head on straight."[4]

The single "Take Me As I Am" was covered by the college A Capella group A Completely Different Note and featured on the album Boca 2010: Best Of College A Cappella.

The title track was also included on the album "Chelsea Mix" which was released to promote the My Scene dolls.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Roses" − 3:27
  2. "Take Me As I Am" - 3:36
  3. "Count On Me (Somebody)" − 3:48
  4. "Do You Know" − 3:47
  5. "Head on Straight" − 3:45
  6. "Liar" − 2:54
  7. "On Your Feet Again" − 3:53
  8. "Come Rest Your Head" − 4:27
  9. "Ring Around Her Finger" − 4:21
  10. "Believe Me" − 3:28
  11. "Irish" − 5:07
  12. "Let Me Go" − 5:54


  1. ^ Ault, Susanne (2003-02-22). "Tonic Opts for Acoustic Jams". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "Review of "Head on Straight" by Tonic". Alternative Addiction. Retrieved 2010-02-26.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)