The Canyon (album)

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The Canyon
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Studio album by The Used
Released October 27, 2017 (2017-10-27)
Recorded 2017
Studio Studio 606 (Los Angeles),[1]
Valentine Recording Studios
(North Hollywood, California)[2]
Genre Post-hardcore[3]
alternative rock[4]
Length 78:59
Label Hopeless
Producer Ross Robinson
The Used chronology
Live & Acoustic at the Palace
(2016)
The Canyon
(2017)
Singles from The Canyon
  1. "Over and Over Again"
    Released: September 7, 2017[5]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100 [6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars
Drowned in Sound4.5/5 stars
Kerrang!4/5 stars
Alternative Press4/5 stars
Wall of Sound7/10 stars

The Canyon is the seventh studio album by American rock band The Used. The album was released on October 27, 2017, through Hopeless Records.[5] It is the only studio album to feature guitarist Justin Shekoski since Quinn Allman's departure in 2015.[5] It is also the first album to feature production from Ross Robinson.[5] Previous albums utilized John Feldmann (with the exception of Artwork, produced by Matt Squire).

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."For You"4:35
2."Cold War Telescreen"4:41
3."Broken Windows"4:45
4."Rise Up Lights"3:28
5."Vertigo Cave"4:25
6."Pretty Picture"4:11
7."Funeral Post"5:19
8."Upper Falls"5:35
9."The Divine Absence (This Is Water)"5:00
10."Selfies in Aleppo"4:33
11."Moving the Mountain (Odysseus Surrenders)"4:16
12."Over and Over Again"5:14
13."The Quiet War"4:11
14."Moon-Dream"4:45
15."The Nexus"4:41
16."About You (No Songs Left to Sing)"3:47
17."The Mouth of the Canyon"5:33
Total length:78:59
Notes
  • The album is spread across 2 CDs and 4 sides of 2 vinyl records
  • The Used recorded 17 songs during The Canyon recording session. All 17 songs were released onto the album leaving no b-sides, making it the first The Used studio album to not produce any b-sides.[citation needed]

Music videos[edit]

  • Over and over again[7] (directed by Lisa Mann)
  • Rise Up Lights[8]
  • The Nexus[9] (directed by Lisa Mann)

Awards[edit]

Personnel[edit]

The Used

  • Rob McCracken – Lead vocals, piano (tracks 8&12), solina strings on "The Quiet War"
  • Justin Shekoski – guitars, backing vocals, banjo, Hammond B-3, harmonica, piano arrangement, programming, solina strings
  • Jeph Howard – bass guitar
  • Dan Whitesides – drums, percussion

Additional personnel

  • Jeph Howard, Rob McCracken, Justin Shekoski, Dan Whitesides, Brittni Whitesides, Erin Balboa, Michael Balboa, Danny Payne and Travis Pavur - group vocals on tracks 4,6&10
  • Charlene Huang, Nicole Garcia - violins on tracks 1,2,7,8,12,14,17
  • Hiro Goto - viola and strings arrangements on tracks 1,2,7,8,12,14,17
  • April Guthrie - cello on tracks 1,2,7,8,12,14,17
  • Edie Baddicker, Luke Edgemon, Missi Hare - backing vocal ensemble on tracks 2,7,8,11,12,17
  • Ron Manaog - percussion (all tracks except 1&14)
  • The Used and Farrah Whitesides - percussion on "Vertigo Cave"
  • Cleopatra Rose McCracken - vocals on "Moon-Dream"
  • Michael Lehmann Boddicker - piano and syntheziser production on "Moon-Dream"

Production

  • Ross Robinson – production, mixing
  • Michael Balboa - engineering
  • Mike Frase - mixing
  • Travis Pavur - additional engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 69
US Billboard 200[15] 50
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[16] 6
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[17] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[18] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Instagram post by Justin Shekoski • May 5, 2017 at 8:32am UTC". Instagram.com. Retrieved September 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ Biddulph, Andy (September 11, 2017). "The Used's Bert McCracken: "Everything In My Life Has Led Up To This Moment..."". Rock Sound. Retrieved September 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ http://teamrock.com/review/2017-12-03/the-used-the-canyon-album-review
  4. ^ https://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/the-used-interview-discography-bert-mccracken
  5. ^ a b c d DiVita, Joe (September 8, 2017). "The Used Announce 'The Canyon' Album, Share Quirky 'Over and Over Again' Video". Loudwire. Townsquare Media. Retrieved September 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ THEUSEDCHANNEL (2017-09-07), The Used - Over And Over Again (Official Music Video), retrieved 2018-05-07 
  8. ^ THEUSEDCHANNEL (2017-11-03), The Used - Rise Up Lights (Official Music Video), retrieved 2018-05-07 
  9. ^ THEUSEDCHANNEL (2018-05-02), The Used - The Nexus (Official Music Video), retrieved 2018-05-07 
  10. ^ "Favorite Punk Albums | AllMusic 2017 in Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-05-21. 
  11. ^ "【FEATURES】The 40 best albums of 2017". ALTERNATIVE PRESS JAPAN (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-05-21. 
  12. ^ "Staff Poll: Drowned In Sound's Albums Of 2017 List". DrownedInSound. Retrieved 2018-05-21. 
  13. ^ "Kerrang!'s Albums Of 2017 — Kerrang!". Kerrang!. Retrieved 2018-05-21. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #445". auspOp. November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
  15. ^ "The Used Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  16. ^ "The Used Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "The Used Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  18. ^ "The Used Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017.