Something Like Human

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Something Like Human
Fuel Something Like Human.jpg
Studio album by Fuel
Released September 19, 2000
Recorded March–May 2000
Right Track Recording, New York City
Sear Sound, New York City
The Mix Room, Los Angeles
Genre
Length 42:44
Label Epic
Producer Ben Grosse
Carl Bell
Fuel chronology
Sunburn
(1998)Sunburn1998
Something Like Human
(2000)
Natural Selection
(2003)Natural Selection2003
Alternative cover
Expanded Edition album artwork
Expanded Edition album artwork
Singles from Something Like Human
  1. "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"
    Released: September 14, 2000
  2. "Innocent"
    Released: December 5, 2000
  3. "Bad Day"
    Released: 2001
  4. "Last Time"
    Released: 2001

Something Like Human is the second album by the band Fuel released in 2000 on Epic Records. Something Like Human reached #17 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200,[1] and featured their first U.S. Top 40 hit with "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" which reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.[2] It remains one of their most popular songs to date.

The album was certified double-platinum status by the RIAA on September 25, 2001.[3] The album was also certified Gold (50,000 units) in Canada in June 2001.[4] To date, Something Like Human is the band's best selling record.

The bonus version of the disc includes an acoustic version of Hemorrhage, and also includes the cover songs "Daniel", originally by Elton John, and "Going to California" by Led Zeppelin.

Some editions had a bonus disc instead of just bonus tracks. The Bonus disc had the three bonus songs plus "Walk the Sky", a bonus song from Sunburn. This disc also had multimedia content which included music videos for "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" and "Innocent".

The album's title comes from a lyric of the song "Prove".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Carl Bell except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Last Time" 3:42
2."Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" 3:56
3."Empty Spaces" 3:25
4."Scar" 3:16
5."Bad Day" 3:15
6."Prove" 2:54
7."Easy" 4:26
8."Down"Bell, Brett Scallions3:32
9."Solace" 2:57
10."Knives"Scallions, Bell3:18
11."Innocent" 3:40
12."Slow" 4:23
Total length:42:44
  • Early promotional press editions of the album (submitted to magazines, etc. for reviews) included the songs "Sister Mary Innocent" and the Scallions penned "Bruises", which ultimately were left off the final sequence of the album which was released to stores. Neither of these recordings have been released publicly by the band. "Sister Mary Innocent" appeared by alternate name "Sister Mary" on Tommy Lee's 2005 solo album Tommyland: The Ride, with Carl Bell on guitar.

Personnel[edit]

  • Brett Scallions - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Carl Bell - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jeff Abercrombie - bass
  • Kevin Miller - drums

Additional personnel

Production[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [5]
Entertainment WeeklyB [6]
Robert Christgau(dud) [7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars [8]

Ultimately giving the album a "B", Entertainment Weekly said the band "has more chops than a butcher shop. But when it comes to passion, Fuel runs low." The magazine concluded that "luckily, Bret Scallions' excoriating voice makes up for Carl Bell's rather clinical-sounding music."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Album Chart History". Retrieved June 28, 2010.
  2. ^ "Billboard Chart History". Retrieved June 28, 2010.
  3. ^ "Gold and Platinum Database Search". Retrieved 2009-10-08.
  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification –June2001". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  5. ^ Allmusic Review
  6. ^ a b Hiltbrand, David (2000-09-22) "Music Review: 'Something Like Human' Review" Entertainment Weekly. (560):78
  7. ^ Robert Christgau score
  8. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 314. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.