Leaving Through the Window

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Leaving Through the Window
Something Corporate-Leaving THrough The Window.jpg
Studio album by Something Corporate
Released May 21, 2002
Recorded
Genre Alternative rock,[1] pop punk,[2] power pop[3][4]
Length 57:35
Label Drive-Thru, MCA
Producer Jim Wirt
Something Corporate chronology
Audioboxer
(2001)Audioboxer2001
Leaving Through the Window
(2002)
Songs for Silent Movies
(2003)Songs for Silent Movies2003
Singles from Leaving Through the Window
  1. "If You C Jordan"
    Released: March 31, 2003
  2. "Punk Rock Princess"
    Released: April 22, 2003

Leaving Through the Window is the second studio album and major-label album by rock band Something Corporate.

Background[edit]

After finalising their line-up, Something Corporate began performing at local venues, eventually gaining support slots for groups such as Better Than Ezra and Sugar Ray. Shortly afterwards, the band signed to independent label Drive-Thru, and released the EP Audioboxer in late 2001.[5]

Composition[edit]

The album includes three songs ("Punk Rock Princess", "If You C Jordan" and "Hurricane") from the band's Audioboxer EP, as well as re-recordings of three songs ("Cavanaugh Park", "Straw Dog" and "Drunk Girl") from their 2000 self-released album Ready... Break .

Partington described the album as a "conglomeration of songs that were anywhere from three months to three years old ... like a greatest hits of our early stuff."[6]

Release[edit]

Drive-Thru had a distribution deal with major label MCA,[7] which allowed the latter to upstream bands from the former.[8] Leaving Through the Window was released on May 21, 2002 as a joint release between Drive-Thru and MCA.[9] Between late June and mid-August, the group went on the 2002 edition of Warped Tour.[10] In October and November, the band went tour across the U.S. alongside New Found Glory, Finch and Further Seems Forever.[11] In January and February 2003, the band went on a co-headlining tour of the U.S. with The Juliana Theory, with support from Vendetta Red and Red West.[12] On March 31, "If You C Jordan" was released as a single.[13] On April 22, "Punk Rock Princess" was released as a single.[14]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Alternative Addiction 4.5/5 stars[15]
Melodic 3/5 stars[3]
Punknews.org 2/5 stars[16]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[17]

Richard Abowitz of Rolling Stone noted that the band crafted "suburban ennui and high school angst into slick, hummable punk."[17] He mentioned that McMahon's song writing was "the secret weapon," calling it "derivative, but not boring."[17]

Leaving Through the Window charted at number 101 on the Billboard 200 chart,[18] selling 12,000 copies in its first week.[19] It also charted at number 1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.[20] "Punk Rock Princess" charted at number 33 in the UK.[21] "If You C Jordan" charted at number 29 on the Alternative Songs chart[22] and number 68 in the UK.[21] By June 2005, album sales stood at 291,000 copies.[23] BuzzFeed included the album at number 24 on their "41 Pop-Punk Albums All 2000s Kids Loved" list.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Andrew McMahon, except where noted.; all music composed by Something Corporate.

No. Title Length
1. "I Want to Save You" 4:22
2. "Punk Rock Princess" 3:52
3. "I Woke Up in a Car" 4:13
4. "If You C Jordan" 4:15
5. "The Astronaut" 4:28
6. "Hurricane" (Josh Partington) 3:50
7. "Cavanaugh Park" 4:18
8. "Fall" (Partington) 3:40
9. "Straw Dog" 3:49
10. "Good News" 3:51
11. "Drunk Girl" 4:07
12. "Not What It Seems" 3:18
13. "You're Gone" (Partington) 4:37
14. "Globes & Maps" 4:48
Total length: 57:35

Credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[24] 101
Top Heatseekers 1

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ a b Leaving Through the Window at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Marshall, Bob (July 1, 2015). "41 Pop-Punk Albums All 2000s Kids Loved". Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Roth, Kaj (June 23, 2002). "Something Corporate - Leaving Through The Window". Melodic. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ Roth, Kristin (October 20, 2003). "Something Corporate: North : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Archived from the original on April 5, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Something Corporate | Biography & History". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ Heisel, Scott (April 7, 2004). "Something Corporate loses guitarist; guitarist gains respect". Punknews.org. Aubin Paul. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ Crane, Matt (May 23, 2014). "29 songs that defined the Drive-Thru Records era". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  8. ^ Billboard 1999, p. 74
  9. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Leaving Through the Window - Something Corporate | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  10. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (January 30, 2002). "Warped Tour '02 To Feature Bad Religion, NOFX, New Found Glory, More". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  11. ^ Heisel, Scott (August 13, 2002). "New Found Glory/Something Corporate/Finch/Further Seems Forever tour". Punknews.org. Aubin Paul. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ Heisel, Scott (December 3, 2002). "Juliana Theory / Something Corporate co-headlining tour". Punknews.org. Aubin Paul. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  13. ^ "If U C Jordan (MCA) - Something Corporate | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Punk Rock Princess (UK CD) - Something Corporate | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Album Review of Leaving Through the Window by Something Corporate". Alternative Addiction. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  16. ^ Heisel, Scott (June 7, 2002). "Something Corporate - Leaving Through The Window". Punknews.org. Aubin Paul. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b c Abowitz, Richard (October 3, 2002). "Something Corporate: Leaving Through The Window : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Archived from the original on January 31, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Something Corporate - Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  19. ^ Mayfield 2003, p. 54
  20. ^ "Something Corporate - Chart history (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  21. ^ a b Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: DJ S - The System Of Life". Zobbel.de. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Something Corporate - Chart history (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Corporate, Mannequin Singer Diagnosed With Leukemia". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. June 3, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Something Corporate Billboard Albums Chart". billboard.com. 

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