Some Mad Hope

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Some Mad Hope
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 14, 2007
GenreRock, pop, acoustic
LabelVanguard Records
Acrobat Records
ProducerMarshall Altman, Mark Weinberg
Matt Nathanson chronology
Beneath These Fireworks
(2003)
Some Mad Hope
(2007)
Modern Love
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
IGN7.9/10 [2]
Alternative Addiction4.5/5 stars[3]

Some Mad Hope is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, released on August 14, 2007 on Vanguard Records. It peaked on the Billboard 200 at #60,[citation needed] and peaked at 3 on the Top Independent Albums.[citation needed] Some Mad Hope was Nathanson's first album for Vanguard Records, and contained two singles that became AAA airplay staples, "Car Crash" and "Come On Get Higher". In September 2008, Vanguard Records announced "All We Are" and "To the Beat of Our Noisy Hearts" as future singles, Nathanson has expressed live that he feels "Falling Apart" is the hit on the album.[citation needed] To date, it is Nathanson's most successful album.[citation needed] The city skyline that's featured on the album's cover is that of Los Angeles.[4]

As of August 2016, the album has sold 500,000 copies. [5] Come On Get Higher was certified 2x Multi-Platinum on September 16, 2016. [6]

The "Car Crash" song is also a sample song on Philips GoGear RaGa.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Matt Nathanson and Mark Weinberg, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Car Crash"3:28
2."Come On Get Higher"3:34
3."Heartbreak World"3:27
4."Gone"3:31
5."Wedding Dress"3:54
6."Bulletproof Weeks" (Nathanson, Troy Verges)4:01
7."To the Beat of Our Noisy Hearts"3:01
8."Still"3:51
9."Detroit Waves"3:13
10."Falling Apart"3:28
11."Sooner Surrender"4:29
12."All We Are" (Nathanson and Marshall Altman)3:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Matt Nathanson – vocals, guitar
  • John Thomasson – electric and string bass
  • Aaron Tap – guitar
  • Jason McGerr – drums, percussion (tracks 2, 4, 7, 8, 12)
  • Jason McKenzie – drums, percussion (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11)
  • Jim McGorman – guitar (tracks 1, 3, 5, 9, 11), keys (3, 5, 11), background vocals on track 1
  • Michael Chaves – guitar (tracks 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12)
  • Ben West – piano, keys (tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12)
  • Suzie McNeil – background vocals on tracks 6 & 11
  • Marshall Altman – percussion, background vocals (tracks 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Mark Weinberg – electric guitar (tracks 9 & 10)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r1084570
  2. ^ Grischow, Chad (August 14, 2007). "Matt Nathanson - Some Mad Hope - IGN review". IGN.
  3. ^ "Review of "Some Mad Hope" by Matt Nathanson". Alternative Addiction. August 25, 2007.
  4. ^ "What city is pictured on the cover of Some Mad Hope? - Acrobat Records: The Official Matt Nathanson Forum". Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  5. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&se=Matt+Nathanson#search_section
  6. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&se=Matt+Nathanson#search_section