The Used (album)

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The Used
The Used (album).jpg
Studio album by The Used
Released June 25, 2002 (2002-06-25)
(see release history)
Studio Foxy Studios, Marina del Rey, CA and Olympic Studios, London, England
Genre Emo,[1] screamo[1][2]
Length 47:16
Label Reprise
Producer John Feldmann
The Used chronology
The Used
(2002)
Maybe Memories
(2003)
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

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

Release[edit]

It was released on June 25, 2002 and has since been certified gold in the US.[3] From June to August 2003, the group went on the 2003 edition of Warped Tour.[4]

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]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [5]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars link
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".[6]

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:
47:16

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. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Data
  4. ^ Staff (January 14, 2003). "Used, Simple Plan, Rancid, Distillers On Warped Tour '03". MTV. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ AllMusic review
  6. ^ "20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood The Test Of Time". NME.com. January 14, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Used – The Used". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  8. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  9. ^ "The Used – Chart history" Billboard 200 for The Used. Retrieved July 26, 2011.
  10. ^ "The Used – Chart history: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Used – The Used". Music Canada. 
  13. ^ "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. 

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