Sugar Ray (album)

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Sugar Ray
Sugar ray 2001 album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 12, 2001
Recorded2000 - March 2001
GenrePop rock
Length39:55
LabelAtlantic
ProducerRalph Sall
Don Gilmore
David Kahne
Sugar Ray chronology
14:59
(1999)
Sugar Ray
(2001)
In the Pursuit of Leisure
(2003)
Singles from Sugar Ray
  1. "When It's Over"
    Released: May 15, 2001
  2. "Answer the Phone"
    Released: April 2, 2001
  3. "Ours"
    Released: 2002
  4. "Under the Sun"
    Released: 2002

Sugar Ray is the self-titled fourth studio album by the band Sugar Ray. The album was released on June 12, 2001, and debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart,[1] and went gold.[2] The album's first single, "When It's Over", performed well on pop and rock charts as well.

Release[edit]

The track "Words to Me" was featured on the Scooby-Doo film soundtrack in 2002. Also, the track "Sorry Now" was featured in Scary Movie 2.

Reception and sales[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[5]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[6]
Q4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[9]
Spin6/10[10]

Sugar Ray received generally positive reviews. Aggregator Metacritic gave the album a 71 out of 100 rating based on 10 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3]

The album sold one million copies, less than the multi-platinum albums Floored and 14:59, but far more than their next album, 2003's In the Pursuit of Leisure, which sold less than 150,000 copies.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Answer the Phone"
4:00
2."When It's Over"
3:38
3."Under the Sun"
  • McGrath,M. Karges
  • Frazier
  • Gilmore
  • Terry Karges
3:21
4."Satellites"
  • McGrath
  • M. Karges
  • Frazier
  • Sheppard
  • Bullock
  • Gilmore
3:46
5."Waiting"
  • McGrath
  • M. Karges
  • Frazier
  • Gilmore
3:31
6."Ours"
  • McGrath
  • M. Karges
  • Frazier
  • Bullock
  • A. L. Miller
  • K. L. Maxwell
3:23
7."Sorry Now"
  • McGrath
  • Frazier
  • Gilmore
3:17
8."Stay On" (featuring Nick Hexum)
  • McGrath
  • M. Karges
  • Frazier
  • Sheppard
  • Bullock
  • Nick Hexum
4:31
9."Words to Me"
  • McGrath
  • Frazier
  • Sheppard
  • J. Nichol
4:00
10."Just a Little"
  • McGrath
  • Sheppard
3:27
11."Disasterpiece"
  • McGrath
  • M. Karges
  • Frazier
  • Sheppard
  • Gilmore
2:58
Total length:39:55

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sugar Ray chart performance". Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Sugar Ray – Sugar Ray". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Sugar Ray by Sugar Ray". Metacritic. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Sugar Ray – Sugar Ray". AllMusic. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  5. ^ Sinclair, Tom (June 15, 2001). "Sugar Ray". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  6. ^ Weingarten, Marc (June 10, 2001). "Sugar Ray 'Sugar Ray' Lava / Atlantic". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Sugar Ray: Sugar Ray". Q (181): 120. September 2001.
  8. ^ Berger, Arion (July 5, 2001). "Sugar Ray: Sugar Ray". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 16, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  9. ^ Harris, Keith (2004). "Sugar Ray". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 791. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  10. ^ Beaujon, Andrew (August 2001). "Sugar Ray: Sugar Ray". Spin. 17 (8): 129–30. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  11. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1616561/sugar-ray-bounce-back-with-music-cougars.jhtml

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