We Are Not Alone (Breaking Benjamin album)

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We Are Not Alone
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Studio album by Breaking Benjamin
Released June 29, 2004 (2004-06-29)
Recorded October 2003–January 2004
Studio Mirror Image Studios, Anaheim, California
Genre
Length 39:28
Label Hollywood
Producer David Bendeth
Breaking Benjamin chronology
Saturate
(2002)Saturate2002
We Are Not Alone
(2004)
Phobia
(2006)Phobia2006
Singles from We Are Not Alone
  1. "So Cold"
    Released: March 30, 2004
  2. "Sooner or Later"
    Released: September 28, 2004
  3. "Rain (2005 version)"
    Released: June 28, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
IGN9.3/10[3]

We Are Not Alone is the second studio album by American rock band Breaking Benjamin. It was released June 29, 2004. Three singles were released from the album, "So Cold", "Sooner or Later", and the full-band version of "Rain", as opposed to the original version in which the only instrument used is an acoustic guitar, which came out near the end of June 2005. We Are Not Alone sold 48,000 copies on its first week and was certified platinum by the RIAA on June 13, 2005.[4]

A Live EP was released with limited editions of the album, containing live recorded versions of "Sugarcoat," "Water," "Medicate," and "Next to Nothing" from their first album Saturate.

We Are Not Alone is the last studio album to feature drummer Jeremy Hummel. The track "Firefly" was featured in the 2004 video games WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw and WWE Day of Reckoning.

According to AllMusic critic Johnny Loftus, the album stylistically incorporates early Tool's sound through post-grunge's more accessible melodics.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ben Burnley and Breaking Benjamin, except "Follow", "Forget It" and "Rain" written by Ben Burnley, Breaking Benjamin and Billy Corgan.

No.TitleLength
1."So Cold"4:33
2."Simple Design"4:15
3."Follow"3:18
4."Firefly"3:07
5."Break My Fall"3:25
6."Forget It"3:37
7."Sooner or Later"3:39
8."Breakdown"3:36
9."Away"3:12
10."Believe"3:19
11."Rain"3:27
Total length:39:28

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Year Chart Peak
position
2004 US Billboard 200[5] 20
2005 New Zealand Albums Chart[6] 14
Singles
Year Song Chart Position
2004 "So Cold" US Billboard Hot 100 76
US Modern Rock Tracks 3
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
"Sooner or Later" US Billboard Hot 100 99
US Modern Rock Tracks 7
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
2005 "Rain" US Modern Rock Tracks 39
US Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[7] Gold 7,500^
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Dear Agony > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b c Loftus, Johnny. We Are Not Alone at AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
  3. ^ Moriarty, Colin. "We Are Not Alone - Music review". IGN. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "RIAA certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2015-09-04. 
  5. ^ "We Are Not Alone - Breaking Benjamin". Billboard. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand chart positions". charts.org.nz. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Breaking Benjamin – We Are Not Alone". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved August 10, 2018. 
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Breaking Benjamin – We Are Not Alone". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.