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)
(see release history)
Recorded Foxy Studios, Marina del Rey, CA and Olympic Studios, London, England
Genre Emocore,[1] hard rock,[2] screamo[1]
Length 47:16
Label Reprise
Producer John Feldmann
The Used chronology
The Used
Maybe Memories
Singles from The Used
  1. "A Box Full of Sharp Objects"
    Released: 2002
  2. "The Taste of Ink"
    Released: March 10, 2003
  3. "Buried Myself Alive"
    Released: 2003
  4. "Blue and Yellow"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [2]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars link
Q 4/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars [1]

The Used is the self-titled debut album by American alternative rock band The Used. It was released on June 25, 2002 and has since been certified gold in the US.[3]

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.

Reception and Legacy[edit]

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".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed 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:

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


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


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

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