Whisper War

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Whisper War
Whisperwarcover.jpg
Studio album by The Cab
Released April 29, 2008 (2008-04-29)
Genre
Length 44:18
Label
Producer Patrick Stump
The Cab chronology
Glitz and Glamour EP
(2006)Glitz and Glamour EP2006
Whisper War
(2008)
The Lady Luck EP
(2009)The Lady Luck EP2009
Singles from Whisper War
  1. "I'll Run"
    Released: January 9, 2008
  2. "One of THOSE Nights"
    Released: April 25, 2008
  3. "Bounce"
    Released: November 5, 2008

Whisper War is the debut studio album by American rock band The Cab. It was released on April 29, 2008 by Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance Records. The album was produced by Patrick Stump, who also provides vocals on "Bounce", "One of THOSE Nights", "I'm a Wonder" and sings backing vocals on other songs. Lead singer Alexander DeLeon's younger sister, Sophia, is the little girl on the album cover.

Background[edit]

The record features Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy on the first single off the album, "One of THOSE Nights", which was co-written by Stump. The home videos for "I'll Run" and "One of Those Nights" feature members of Panic! at the Disco, while the latter also features Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. As of June 9, 2009, the featured song from the album, "I'll Run", had over 4,350,000 hits on the band's MySpace page.[4] The song "Bounce" is available through free download and ships as a download code with a new copy of Rock Band 2. Also, "One of Those Nights" is featured as a playable song via an online purchase for the music game Rock Band.[5]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[6]

On May 7, 2008, Whisper War debuted at number 108 on the US Billboard 200 and at number 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart where it stayed on for 17 weeks.[7] The song "Bounce" reached number 69 on the defunct Pop 100 airplay chart.[citation needed] By October 2009, the album's sales stood at 67,000.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "One of THOSE Nights" (additional vocals by Brendon Urie and Patrick Stump) 3:49
2. "Bounce" 3:35
3. "I'll Run" 3:46
4. "High Hopes in Velvet Ropes" 3:22
5. "That '70s Song" 3:33
6. "Take My Hand" 3:27
7. "Risky Business" 3:35
8. "I'm a Wonder" (additional vocals by Patrick Stump) 3:33
9. "Zzzzz" 3:39
10. "Vegas Skies" 4:38
11. "Can You Keep a Secret?" 3:51
12. "This City Is Contagious" 3:37
Japanese bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "Diamonds Are Forever" 3:12

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 108
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[10] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United States April 29, 2008 Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen
Japan August 27, 2008

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Davey Boy (29 August 2011). "The Cab – Symphony Soldier". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 3 June 2012. Of the multitude of bands plying their trade in the safe, inoffensive and often derided genre of pop-rock (or power-pop if you are so inclined), only a handful truly make a successful profession out of it. 
  2. ^ "The Cab - Whisper War (Colored Vinyl)". 
  3. ^ a b "The Cab: Pop-Punk Remains Great". 
  4. ^ "The Cab's Biography — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and photos at Last.fm". Last.fm. 
  5. ^ "One of THOSE Nights by The Cab // Songs // Rock Band®". Rockband.com. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  6. ^ AllMusic review
  7. ^ "The Cab – Whisper War". 23 June 2008. 
  8. ^ Bell; Harding 2009, p. 57
  9. ^ "The Cab Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "The Cab Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
Sources
  • Bell, Crystal; Harding, Cortney (October 10, 2009). "Dance of Days". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 121 (39). ISSN 0006-2510. 

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