Some Mad Hope

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Some Mad Hope
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Studio album by Matt Nathanson
Released August 14, 2007
Genre Rock, pop, acoustic
Label Vanguard Records
Acrobat Records
Producer Marshall Altman, Mark Weinberg
Matt Nathanson chronology
Beneath These Fireworks
(2003)
Some Mad Hope
(2007)
Modern Love
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
IGN 7.9/10 [2]
Alternative Addiction 4.5/5 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 L.A..[4]

The album has sold 234,960 copies to date.[citation needed]

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

Track listing[edit]

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

  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 and 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)

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