The Sickness

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The Sickness
TheSickness.jpg
Studio album by Disturbed
ReleasedMarch 7, 2000
RecordedNovember–December 1999
GenreNu metal
Length47:18
Label
Producer
Disturbed chronology
The Sickness
(2000)
Believe
(2002)
Singles from The Sickness
  1. "Stupify"
    Released: April 12, 2000
  2. "Down with the Sickness"
    Released: May 30, 2000
  3. "Voices"
    Released: June 21, 2000
  4. "The Game"
    Released: February 20, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]
Spin5/10[3]

The Sickness is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Disturbed, released on March 7, 2000 by Giant and Reprise Records. The album peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard 200, and has spent a total of 106 weeks on the chart as of June 2011. It is, to date, Disturbed's only album to not hit number one on the US Billboard 200.[4] In 2018, The Sickness was certified five times platinum by the RIAA for shipments of over five million copies in the US, making it the band's most successful album.[5]

2010 reissue[edit]

On March 23, 2010, a reissue of the album was released, that was remastered and slightly remixed and includes B-sides, new artwork, and exclusive online content.[6] This reissue celebrates the tenth anniversary of the release of the album and is available for the first time in vinyl format.[7]

Disturbed's guitarist, Dan Donegan, commented on the reissue: "[...] it's the album that put us on the map and launched our career. So we went back into the studio and we remixed it, we're having it remastered, we're gonna put a couple of bonus tracks on there and touch up some of the packaging and the artwork. Just a little collector's item, a little tribute to that album for the fans".[8]

The three songs included in the reissue, "God of the Mind", "Sick as Frick", and "A Welcome Burden", are also included in a B-side compilation called The Lost Children.

Critical reception[edit]

The album received positive reviews upon release. Steve Huey from AllMusic commented "But even if it has a few less-than-compelling moments, The Sickness overall comes off as the work of a band who really doesn't have far to go to achieve total control of its sound and compositional skills, and that makes it a terrific debut album."

Accolades[edit]

In 2013, Loudwire featured The Sickness in their "Top 25 Debut Hard Rock Albums" list, placing the album at number 24.[9]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Disturbed, except for "Shout 2000" composed by Ian Stanley and Roland Orzabal.

No.TitleLength
1."Voices"3:11
2."The Game"3:47
3."Stupify"4:33
4."Down with the Sickness"4:38
5."Violence Fetish"3:23
6."Fear"3:46
7."Numb"3:44
8."Want"3:52
9."Conflict"4:35
10."Shout 2000" (Tears for Fears cover)4:18
11."Droppin' Plates"3:48
12."Meaning of Life"4:01
Total length:47:34

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak
position
2000 US Top Heatseekers[10] 3
US Billboard 200[4] 29
2001 UK Albums Chart[11] 102
2002 US Catalog Albums Chart[4] 1
2008 Australian Albums Chart[12] 30
US Hard Rock Albums Chart[4] 25
2010 Greece Albums Chart[13] 5

Singles

Year Song Chart Peak
position
2000 "Stupify" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[14] 12
Alternative Songs[15] 10
2001 "Down with the Sickness" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[14] 5
Alternative Songs[15] 8
2006 Hot Ringtones[14] 2
2000 "Voices" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[14] 16
Alternative Songs[15] 18
2001 UK Singles Chart[11] 52
2002 "The Game" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[14] 34

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Australia[16] Platinum
Canada[17] Platinum
United Kingdom[18] Gold 145,989[19]
United States[20] 5× Platinum 5,000,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Review The Sickness Disturbed". AllMusic. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Ratliff, Ben (September 28, 2000). "Rolling Stone Review of The Sickness, Mudvayne's L.D. 50, Relative Ash's Our Time With You, and Soulfly's Primitive". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 10, 2007. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  3. ^ Seward, Scott (June 2000). "Reviews". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. 16 (6): 158. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "The Sickness: 10th Anniversary Edition – Disturbed". Billboard.
  5. ^ Metal Hammer Forum – Einzelnen Beitrag anzeigen – Der relevante Charts/Verkaufszahlen Fred Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Disturbed Begins Recording Next Album". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. February 8, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  7. ^ "Disturbed's 'The Sickness' To Be Reissued With Bonus Tracks, Expanded Artwork". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner records. January 12, 2010. Archived from the original on January 16, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  8. ^ "Disturbed Getting Ready To Record Next Month". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. January 14, 2010. Archived from the original on January 17, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  9. ^ "No. 24: Disturbed, 'The Sickness' – Best Debut Hard Rock Albums". Loudwire. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  10. ^ "The Sickness: 10th Anniversary Edition – Disturbed". Allmusic. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  11. ^ a b Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK 1994–2008". Zobbel.
  12. ^ "Disturbed – The Sickness". australian-charts.com. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  13. ^ "Disturbed – The Sickness". greekcharts.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-13.
  14. ^ a b c d e "Disturbed > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved April 27, 2010.
  15. ^ a b c "Disturbed Album & Song Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Accreditations – 2006 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  17. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification". Music Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-06-01.
  18. ^ "BPI certifications". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on January 11, 2013.
  19. ^ http://www.musicweek.com/businessanalysis/read/official-charts-analysis-jess-glynne-follows-singles-success-with-no-1-album/062741
  20. ^ "RIAA Database Search Results for Disturbed". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2015-09-04.