We Are Not Alone (Breaking Benjamin album)

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We Are Not Alone
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 29, 2004 (2004-06-29)
RecordedOctober 2003–January 2004
StudioMirror Image Studios, Anaheim, California
Genre
Length39:28
LabelHollywood
ProducerDavid Bendeth
Breaking Benjamin chronology
Saturate
(2002)
We Are Not Alone
(2004)
Phobia
(2006)
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 on 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. The album name is a reference to the novel of the same name. We Are Not Alone sold 48,000 copies on its first week and was certified platinum by the RIAA on June 13, 2005.[4] It is also the first Breaking Benjamin album to receive a Parental Advisory label.

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 tracks written by Benjamin Burnley and Breaking Benjamin, except "Follow", "Forget It" and "Rain" composed by 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]

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. ^ "New Zealand chart positions". charts.org.nz.
  6. ^ "We Are Not Alone - Breaking Benjamin". Billboard.
  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.