The Used (album)

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The Used
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Studio album by The Used
Released June 25, 2002 (2002-06-25)
Studio Foxy Studios, Marina del Rey, CA and Olympic Studios, London, England
Genre
Length 47:16
Label Reprise
Producer John Feldmann
The Used chronology
The Used
(2002)
Maybe Memories
(2003)Maybe Memories2003
Singles from The Used
  1. "A Box Full of Sharp Objects"
    Released: 2002
  2. "The Taste of Ink"
    Released: September 2002
  3. "Buried Myself Alive"
    Released: January 28, 2003
  4. "Blue and Yellow"
    Released: May 20, 2003

The Used is the self-titled debut studio album by American rock band The Used.

Release[edit]

It was released on June 25, 2002 and has since been certified Gold in the United States.[4] Between late June and mid-August, the group went on the 2002 edition of Warped Tour.[5] "Buried Myself Alive" was released to radio on January 28, 2003.[6] "Blue and Yellow" was released to radio on May 20.[6] From June to August 2003, the group went on the 2003 edition of Warped Tour.[7]

The Used was mastered using HDCD technology. Although it is unmarked, playing the album in a CD player able to decode HDCD will give superior sound quality.[citation needed]

Reception and legacy[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [8]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars link
Melodic 3/5 stars [9]
Q 4/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars [1]

Upon its release, the album received rave reviews from critics, with praise being directed primarily to the instrumentation. The album has since become recognized as a landmark album of the emocore and screamo genres.[1] Many bands such as Escape the Fate, Crown the Empire and A Static Lullaby have cited the album as a major influence on their sounds. NME listed the album as one of "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood The Test Of Time".[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by The Used.

No. Title Length
1. "Maybe Memories" 2:55
2. "The Taste of Ink" 3:28
3. "Bulimic" 3:20
4. "Say Days Ago" 3:17
5. "Poetic Tragedy" 3:44
6. "Buried Myself Alive" 4:02
7. "A Box Full of Sharp Objects" 2:56
8. "Blue and Yellow" 3:21
9. "Greener with the Scenery" 3:37
10. "Noise and Kisses" 2:49
11. "On My Own" 2:43
12. "Pieces Mended" (ends at 3:09, hidden tracks "Polly" and "Choke Me" start at 8:01) 11:00
Total length: 47:16

Additional track information[edit]

The Used recorded 14 songs during the self titled recording session. The 2 b-sides from the session are titled "Choke Me" and "Just a Little". "Choke Me" was released as a hidden track on the album and later on Shallow Believer. "Just a Little" was released as a Japan bonus track and later on The Taste of Ink single and Maybe Memories. The Used had 2 other songs from their demo titled "Zero Mechanism" and "It Could be a Good Excuse" which were not re-recorded during the self titled session.

Japanese bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "Just a Little" 3:28
Total length: 50:44

Multimedia content[edit]

  • "A Box Full Of Sharp Objects" (music video) – 3:03
  • The Used Interview (studio footage) – 1:46
  • Weblinks to the official website, street team

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
United States June 25, 2002 Reprise CD 9 48287-2
Australia October 21, 2002 9362482872
United Kingdom November 18, 2002 9362482872
Japan December 18, 2002 WPCR-11395
November 3, 2004 WPCR-22108
United States August 11, 2009 Vinyl LP 519935-1

References[edit]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c Bird, ed. 2015, p. 30
  2. ^ Greenwald, Andy (November 21, 2003). "Screamo 101". Entertainment Weekly. 
  3. ^ Brownlee, Bill (August 31, 2016). "Screamo band the Used salvages an affecting debut album on first of two nights at the Midland". The Kansas City Star. 
  4. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Data
  5. ^ "Warped Tour To Kick Off In Late June". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. March 7, 2002. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Staff (January 14, 2003). "Used, Simple Plan, Rancid, Distillers On Warped Tour ’03". MTV. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ AllMusic review
  9. ^ Roth, Kaj (August 12, 2002). "The Used - The Used". Melodic. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  10. ^ "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood The Test Of Time". NME.com. January 14, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Used – The Used". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  12. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  13. ^ "The Used – Chart history" Billboard 200 for The Used. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  14. ^ "The Used – Chart history: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Used – The Used". Music Canada. 
  17. ^ "American album certifications – The Used – The Used". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

Sources

  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (June 2015). "The 200 Moments that Defined Our Lifetime". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (200). ISSN 1465-0185. 

External links[edit]