Saturate (Breaking Benjamin album)

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Studio album by Breaking Benjamin
Released August 27, 2002
Recorded April–May 2002
Studio Larrabee East in Los Angeles, California, Royaltone Studios in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Length 49:15
Label Hollywood
Producer Ulrich Wild
Breaking Benjamin chronology
Breaking Benjamin
(2001)Breaking Benjamin2001
We Are Not Alone
(2004)We Are Not Alone2004
Singles from Saturate
  1. "Polyamorous"
    Released: July 16, 2002
  2. "Skin"
    Released: February 18, 2003
  3. "Medicate"
    Released: May 6, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Bullz-Eye3.5/5 stars[2]

Saturate is the debut studio album by American rock band Breaking Benjamin. It was released on August 27, 2002. The album features three singles, including "Polyamorous", "Skin", and "Medicate". The album was certified gold by the RIAA on September 15, 2015.[3]


After the commercial success of the band's lead single "Polyamorous", there was a dispute between the band and the studio on deciding on which they wanted to release as singles. The band wished for their song "Medicate", while the studio insisted on releasing "Skin" as a single. Eventually, the band decided to go with "Skin", despite some negative feedback with the band and the fairly poor success it reached.[citation needed] The original release of Saturate contained "Forever" as a separate track, whereas the newer enhanced versions came with the "Polyamorous" music video and ultimately featured the song embedded with "Shallow Bay". The album title is derived from a lyric in the song, "Wish I May". On September 14, 2002, Saturate peaked on the US Billboard 200 and Heatseekers charts at number 136 and number two, respectively.[4] "Wish I May" was featured in the horror films Wrong Turn and The Apparition, starring Tom Felton.

There were also plans for a European release of the album containing the song "Lady Bug" and the Depeche Mode cover of "Enjoy the Silence," but this version of Saturate was never released in Europe, and as a result, neither track was released for the album. "Lady Bug" later appeared on their So Cold EP, and on the deluxe edition of their greatest hits compilation album Shallow Bay: The Best of Breaking Benjamin. "Enjoy the Silence" appeared on the compilation in the same version. The album was eventually released in Europe in 2006, but these tracks still were not included.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Benjamin Burnley and Breaking Benjamin; all music composed by Breaking Benjamin.

1."Wish I May"3:58
5."Natural Life"4:00
6."Next to Nothing"3:43
10."No Games"3:35
12."Shallow Bay"4:05
Total length:49:15


Chart positions[edit]


  1. ^ Taylor, Jason D.. Saturate at AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  2. ^ Farley, Mike. "Saturate Review". Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-04. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". 2002-09-14. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Saturate - Breaking Benjamin". Billboard. 
  6. ^ "Billboard - Google Books". 2003-09-14. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  7. ^ "Breaking Benjamin Alternative Songs Chart History". Billboard. 
  8. ^ "RIAA Database Search Results". Recording Industry Association of America.