Catalyst (New Found Glory album)

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Catalyst
NFG Catalyst.jpg
Studio album by New Found Glory
Released May 18, 2004
Recorded September-December 2003 at Royaltone Studios; Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 43:47
Label Geffen, Drive-Thru
Producer Neal Avron
New Found Glory chronology
Sticks and Stones
(2002)Sticks and Stones2002
Catalyst
(2004)
Coming Home
(2006)Coming Home2006
Singles from Catalyst
  1. "All Downhill from Here"
    Released: January 20, 2004
  2. "Truth of My Youth"
    Released: October 12, 2004
  3. "Failure's Not Flattering"
    Released: December 7, 2004
  4. "I Don't Wanna Know"
    Released: March 7, 2005

Catalyst is the fourth studio album by American rock band New Found Glory. It was produced by Neal Avron.

Release[edit]

"All Downhill from Here" was released to radio on April 6, 2004.[2] It was released on May 18, 2004 through Geffen Records.[3] The album includes an enhanced CD portion with a making of the music video for the first single "All Downhill from Here". "Failure's Not Flattering (What's Your Problem)" was released to radio on July 27, 2004.[2] "I Don't Wanna Know" was released to radio on October 26, 2004.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411Mania (7/10)[4]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[5]
Chicago Tribune (unfavorable)[6]
Entertainment Weekly B+[7]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[8]
Melodic 3.5/5 stars [9]
Plugged In (mixed)[10]
Robert Christgau (dud)[11]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[12]
Sputnikmusic (1.0/5.0)[1]

Catalyst debuted at a career-high number three on the Billboard 200 chart and was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on August 18, 2004.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by New Found Glory.[13]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 0:37
2. "All Downhill from Here" 3:12
3. "This Disaster" 3:08
4. "Truth of My Youth" 3:04
5. "I Don't Wanna Know" 3:30
6. "Your Biggest Mistake" 2:47
7. "Doubt Full" 3:36
8. "Failure's Not Flattering" 3:51
9. "Over the Head, Below the Knees" 3:40
10. "Ending in Tragedy" 3:31
11. "At Least I'm Known for Something" 3:32
12. "I'd Kill to Fall Asleep" 3:11
13. "No News Is Good News" 3:00
14. "Who Am I" (includes hidden track) 3:18
Total length: 43:47

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Catalyst:[14]

Chart performance[edit]

Album
Chart Peak
position
[15][16]
U.S Billboard 200 3
UK Album Chart 27
Album certifications
Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Singles
Year Title Peak Chart Position
US Modern Rock
[18]
UK Singles Chart
[19]
2004 "All Downhill from Here" 11 58
2004 "Failure's Not Flattering" - 67
2005 "I Don't Wanna Know" - 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Adam Downer (2006-04-23). "Review: New Found Glory - Catalyst". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ "New Found Glory > Catalyst". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  4. ^ Bill Hanstock (2004-05-27). "Music: New Found Glory - Catalyst Review". 411Mania. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ Johnny Loftus. "Catalyst - New Found Glory". AllMusic. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  6. ^ Blair R. Fischer (2004-06-04). "New Found Glory Catalyst". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  7. ^ Richardson, Sean (2004-05-28). "Catalyst Review". Entertainment Weekly: 126. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  8. ^ Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) KKKK - "Combining their renowned knack for massive choruses with some of their hardest hitting riffs..."
  9. ^ Roth, Kaj (May 14, 2004). "New Found Glory - Catalyst". Melodic. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  10. ^ Bob Waliszewski; Bob Smithouser. "Newfound Glory: Catalyst". Plugged In. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: New Found Glory". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  12. ^ Kirk Miller (2004-05-13). "Catalyst : New Found Glory : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  13. ^ New Found Glory (CD). New Found Glory. Drive-Thru Records (B0030E5NL4). 2000. 
  14. ^ Catalyst (CD). New Found Glory. Geffen Records. 2004. 986 244-0. 
  15. ^ "Catalyst > Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  16. ^ "Catalyst". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  17. ^ "American album certifications – New Found Glory – Catalyst". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  18. ^ "New Found Glory > Chart History > Alternative Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  19. ^ "New Found Glory". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 

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