Truant (album)

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Truant
Truant.jpg
Studio album by Alien Ant Farm
Released August 19, 2003
Recorded February - April 2003
Studio Conway Studios
Genre
Length 40:43
Label DreamWorks
Producer Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo
Alien Ant Farm chronology
Anthology
(2001)Anthology2001
Truant
(2003)
Up in the Attic
(2006)Up in the Attic2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
Blender 2/5 stars [3]
Drowned in Sound (5/10) [4]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [5]
IGN (9.5/10) [6]
PopMatters 5/10 stars [7][1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [8]
Spin (5/10) [9]
USA Today 3/4 stars [10]
Yahoo! Music UK 8/10 stars [11]

Truant (stylized as truANT) is Alien Ant Farm's third album. It was released on August 8, 2003 by DreamWorks Records. The producers of the album were Stone Temple Pilots' guitarist and bassist Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeo.[12] "These Days" was released to radio on July 1, 2003.[13] "Glow" was released to radio on September 9, 2003.[13]

The music video for track "These Days" was filmed on a roof top across the street from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The surprise video shoot was shot during the 2003 BET Awards while numerous hip hop artists and rappers were arriving on the red carpet before the awards show. The video catches the reaction from many artists, including Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Lil' Kim.

The album art is based on the classic Pee Chee brand school folder, featuring the faces of the band members.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alien Ant Farm.

No. Title Length
1. "1000 Days" 3:07
2. "Drifting Apart" 2:54
3. "Quiet" 3:01
4. "Glow" 3:17
5. "These Days" (originally from Greatest Hits) 3:06
6. "Sarah Wynn" 3:24
7. "Never Meant" 3:06
8. "Goodbye" 4:06
9. "Tia Lupé" 4:01
10. "Rubber Mallet" 3:09
11. "S.S. Recognize" (originally from Greatest Hits) 3:51
12. "Hope" 3:40
UK version bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "Words" 2:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Alien Ant Farm
  • DeLeo Brothers (Robert and Dean) - Producers
  • Brendan O'Brien- Mixing
  • Otmaro Ruíz- Piano
  • David Schiffman- Engineer
  • David Campbell- String Arrangements
  • John Wittenberg- Violin
  • Suzie Katayama- Cello, Leader, Contractor
  • Andrew Scheps- Trumpet, Engineer, Digital Editing
  • Norm Hughes- Violin
  • Eve Butler- Violin
  • Ron Handler- A&R
  • Mark Robertson- Violin
  • Dan Smith- Cello
  • Tamara Linder- Art Direction, Design
  • Jennifer Wicks- A&R Administration
  • Seth Waldman- Assistant
  • Steve Rosenblatt- Production Coordination
  • Jair Neciosup- Vocals (Background)
  • Reiss Chunyan- Triangle
  • Darius Campo- Violin
  • Lenny Castro- Percussion
  • Larry Corbett- Cello
  • Robert DeLeo- Organ, Vocals (Background)
  • Joel Derouin- Violin
  • Peter Kent- Violin
  • Bob Ludwig- Mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 42
NZ Album Chart 26

Appearances in media[edit]

The track, "These Days", is featured on Madden NFL 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "truANT by Alien Ant Farm". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Blender review Archived July 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Album Review: Alien Ant Farm - truANT". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Greer, Jim (2003-08-22). "truANT Review". Entertainment Weekly: 133. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  6. ^ Doray, Dave (29 August 2003). "Alien Ant Farm -truANT". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Alien Ant Farm: truANT". Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian (2003-08-27). "Alien Ant Farm: TruANT : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2008-01-08. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  9. ^ Richardson, Sean (2003-08-06). "Alien Ant Farm, 'TruANT' (El Tondi/DreamWorks)". Spin. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  10. ^ Gundersen, Edna (2003-08-25). "Alien Ant Farm, TruANT". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  11. ^ Gennoe, Dan (2003-08-18). "Alien Ant Farm - 'TruANT'". Yahoo! Music UK. Archived from the original on 2004-08-22. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  12. ^ "Stone Temple Brothers To Pilot Alien Ant Farm Album". Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  13. ^ a b "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 

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