Where You Want to Be

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Where You Want to Be
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Studio album by Taking Back Sunday
Released July 27, 2004
Recorded March 1, 2004
Genre Alternative rock, post-hardcore, emo, pop punk
Length 43:22
Label Victory
Producer Lou Giordano
Taking Back Sunday chronology
Tell All Your Friends
(2002)
Where You Want to Be
(2004)
Louder Now
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (74/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
Alternative Press 5/5 stars [1]
Drowned in Sound (4/10) [3]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [4]
Punknews.org 3.5/5 stars (Jeff Dring) [5]
1/5 stars (colin) [6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [7]
Spin (6/10) [8]
Sputnikmusic (2/5) [9]
Stylus Magazine D+ [10]
USA Today 3/4 stars [11]

Where You Want to Be is the second studio album released by American rock band Taking Back Sunday, released on July 27, 2004 through Victory Records. This was a follow-up album to Tell All Your Friends after the departure of John Nolan and Shaun Cooper back in 2002. It is the first album to include members Matt Rubano (bassist) and Fred Mascherino (guitarist / vocalist).

The second single of the album, "This Photograph is Proof (I Know You Know)".

The name of the album derives from a lyric line of the song "Set Phasers to Stun".

An unreleased song of the band, "Follow the Format", was leaked upon the Internet. This possibly lead the band to not include the song on the album. A bonus track featured on import versions of the album was a re-recorded version of the previously released "Your Own Disaster".

Chart performance[edit]

Where You Want To Be debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at #3 selling 163,000 copies in its first week. As of September 2005, the CD had sold 667,000 copies, good for Gold Certification.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Set Phasers to Stun" – 3:03
  2. "Bonus Mosh Pt. II" – 3:06
  3. "A Decade Under the Influence" – 4:07
  4. "This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)" – 4:11
  5. "The Union" – 2:50
  6. "New American Classic" – 4:35
  7. "I Am Fred Astaire" – 3:43
  8. "One-Eighty by Summer" – 3:53
  9. "Number Five with a Bullet" – 3:49
  10. "Little Devotional" – 3:07
  11. "...Slowdance on the Inside" – 4:26
Bonus track

Singles[edit]

  • "A Decade Under the Influence", released in June 2004
  • "This Photograph Is Proof (I Know You Know)", released in November 2004
  • "Set Phasers to Stun", released in March 2005

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Where You Want To Be - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Album Review: Taking Back Sunday - Where You Want To Be". DrownedInSound. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Richardson, Sean (2004-08-06). "Where You Want to Be Review". Entertainment Weekly: 80. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Taking Back Sunday". punknews.org. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Taking Back Sunday". punknews.org. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived November 30, 2007)
  8. ^ "SPIN". Spin. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Taking Back Sunday - Where You Want To Be (album review 3) - Sputnikmusic". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Taking Back Sunday - Where You Want to Be - Review - Stylus Magazine". stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "USATODAY.com - Welcome prodigal son Mase; Steve Earle's 'Revolution'". usatoday.com. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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