Wreck of the Day

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Wreck of the Day
Studio album by Anna Nalick
Released April 19, 2005 (U.S.)
Genre Pop rock
Length 43:44
Label Columbia CK 90891 (U.S.)
Producer Eric Rosse, Christopher Thorn, Brad Smith
Anna Nalick chronology
Wreck of the Day
Alternative cover
Re-Issue Cover
Singles from Wreck of the Day
  1. "Breathe (2 AM)"
    Released: December 18, 2004
  2. "In the Rough"
    Released: 2005
  3. "Wreck of the Day"
    Released: 2006

Wreck of the Day is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Anna Nalick, first released in the United States on April 19, 2005 by Columbia Records. It was produced by ex-Blind Melon members Brad Smith and Christopher Thorn at their own Studio Wishbone.

In 2006, an expanded version of the album was released to stores. This expanded version included a rearranged version of the title track, three added demo songs, and new cover art. As of August 2, 2006, the album has sold 623,668 copies.[citation needed]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

The album was generally well received by music critics, earning a 3/5 star rating from Rolling Stone.

Chart performance[edit]

Wreck of the Day debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200. The album charted for 27 weeks and was certified Gold by the RIAA on September 9, 2005.[3] The album recharted for two weeks in March 2006 though and then again for three weeks in July and August, bringing its chart run to 33 weeks.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Length
1. "Breathe (2 AM)" 4:40
2. "Citadel" 2:46
3. "Paper Bag" 3:27
4. "Wreck of the Day" 4:06
5. "Satellite" 4:00
6. "Forever Love (Digame)" 3:16
7. "In the Rough" 4:09
8. "In My Head" 4:07
9. "Bleed" 3:56
10. "Catalyst" 3:39
11. "Consider This" 3:35
Total length: 41:44


  • Produced & Recorded By Eric Rosse, Christopher Thorn & Brad Smith
  • Mixed By Mark Endert
  • Mastered By Steve Marcussen


  • Anna Nalick: Acoustic Guitars, All Vocals
  • Christopher Thorn, Stuart Mathis, Lyle Workman: Guitars
  • Brad Smith: Bass & Percussion
  • Zak Rae, Eric Rosse: Keyboards, Piano, Organ, Harmonium
  • Joey Waronker, Matt Chamberlain: Drums
  • Cello: Cameron Stone
  • String Arrangements: Eric Rosse & Cameron Stone
  • Percussion: Christopher Nalick


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[5] 130
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[6] 14
US Billboard 200[7] 22

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Billboard 200[8] 148


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ a b "American album certifications – Anna Nalick – Wreck of the Day". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "United_StatesAnna_NalickWreck_of_the_DayalbumCertRef" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ Billboard Music Charts - Latest Music News - Music Videos
  5. ^ "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2005-07-17" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Vanessa Carlton – Wreck of the Day". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  7. ^ "Anna Nalick – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Anna Nalick. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2016-08-13. 
  • Anna Nalick; "Wreck Of The Day" CD Liner Notes. 2005, Columbia Records.