Conviction (Aiden album)

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Conviction
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Studio album by Aiden
Released August 21, 2007
Recorded January–February 2007
Studio Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, WA
Genre Alternative rock, pop punk, emo
Length 37:17
Label Victory
Producer John Goodmanson
Aiden chronology
Rain in Hell
(2006)
Conviction
(2007)
Knives
(2009)
Singles from Conviction
  1. "One Love"
    Released: September 4, 2007
  2. "Moment"
    Released: January 22, 2008

Conviction is the third studio album by American rock band Aiden.

Composition and recording[edit]

The album has marked a completely different musical direction for the band, departing from the punk rock sound from their first two albums for a lighter sound.

Speaking to Kerrang! in 2009, Francis explained:

Every record that we've done, being the main songwriter for the band, has been a reflection of what's going on in my personal life. So yeah, Nightmare was pissed but by the time we did Conviction I'd achieved so many of the things that I've always dreamed of doing: walking out on the main stage of the Warped Tour, playing all summer long with NOFX, touring with HIM, played Download in front of 50,000 people. With Conviction I wasn't pissed. I wasn't angry and that came through in the music. I was a bit bummed that some Aiden fans turned away from it because I was a little bit more melodic or a little bit different from what they had been expecting from us but I don't sit down and think, 'If I write this it will sell bucketloads' because I wouldn't be able to sleep at night thinking that way.[1]

On January 15, 2007, the band began pre-production. By this point, the band had 14 songs written. Recording was finished by mid-February. Francis revealed that the album would be "our biggest and most ambitious record to date."[2]

Artwork[edit]

Artist Alex Pardee who worked on the artwork for some of The Used's albums created the artwork for Conviction.

Release[edit]

From mid February to early April, the band went on the 2007 edition of the Taste of Chaos tour.[3] In July and August, the band went on a West Coast tour alongside From Autumn to Ashes, I Am Ghost and Night Kills the Day.[4] "One Love" was made available for streaming on July 23.[5] The album was released August 21 through Victory.[5] Best Buy editions of the album contain the 2 exclusive bonus tracks "Here Lies the Waste" and "So Far Away".[6] In September and October, the group went on a headlining tour of the U.S. with support from Drop Dead, Gorgeous, Still Remains and 1997.[7] Also in October, the band toured Australia and New Zealand as part of the Taste of Chaos Down Under tour.[8]

"Moment" was released to radio on March 18, 2008.[9]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 1/10 stars link
Kerrang! 4/5 stars
Metal Hammer 7/10 stars
NME 4/10 stars
Punknews.org 1.5/5 stars link
Q 3/5 stars
Rock Sound 6/10 stars
Spin 2.5/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 2/5 stars link
Total Guitar 2/5 stars

The album has been one of the band's most commercially successful albums to date.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by wiL Francis

No. Title Length
1. "The Opening Departure"   2:00
2. "She Will Love You"   4:21
3. "Teenage Queen"   3:26
4. "Hurt Me"   3:26
5. "One Love"   3:27
6. "Moment"   3:46
7. "Darkness"   3:51
8. "Son of Lies"   3:22
9. "Believe"   3:09
10. "Bliss"   3:20
11. "The Sky Is Falling"   3:07


Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
US Billboard 200 54
US Independent Albums 5
US Rock Albums 15
US Hard Rock Albums 6
US Alternative Albums 15

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griffiths, Mark. Kerrang! #1261, May 16, 2009. Treasure Chest. An Intimate Portrait Of Life In Rock. wiL Francis, p. 58
  2. ^ "Aiden announce album title, recording plans". Alternative Press. January 8, 2007. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dates for Taste Of Chaos '07 revealed". Alternative Press. December 1, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Aiden/From Autumn To Ashes/I Am Ghost tour announced". Alternative Press. June 11, 2007. Retrieved August 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Aiden post first song off Conviction". Alternative Press. July 23, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ Best Buy page detailing bonus tracks
  7. ^ "Aiden confirm headlining tour with Drop Dead, Gorgeous". Alternative Press. July 19, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Used, Rise Against, Aiden on Taste Of Chaos Down Under". Alternative Press. June 8, 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ "AllAccess.com Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. March 11, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2016.