Steal This Album! – Wikipedia

For the 1998 album by The Coup, see Steal This Album 2002 studio album by System of a Down
Steal This Album! is the third base studio album by Armenian-American intemperate metallic element ring System of a Down, released on November 26, 2002, by american english Recordings and Columbia Records. Produced by Rick Rubin and Daron Malakian, it peaked at number 15 on the US Billboard 200. [ 2 ]

background [edit ]

In early 2002, medium-quality MP3s of the album were released on the internet under the name Toxicity II. The ring issued a affirmation expressing disappointment that fans were hearing corporeal that was unfinished, and they worked to release a completed, better timbre version of the album, which became Steal This Album!. [ 3 ]

triviality [edit ]

Though frequently reported in the media as being a collection of B-sides and outtakes, the set insisted that the Steal This Album! corporeal is of the lapp quality as the tracks which made it onto Toxicity. Vocalist Serj Tankian has said that the songs were left out of Toxicity “ because they did not fit the overall continuity of the album ”. In May 2009, drummer John Dolmayan revealed that the album is his favorite system of a Down release. [ 4 ] similarly, Tankian besides called the album his darling system of a Down album in a 2012 AMA on reddit. [ 5 ] A foremost version of “ Streamline ” was used in The Scorpion King soundtrack, which was released in early 2002, and as a B-side on the CD2 edition of “ Aerials “. Multi-instrumentalist Arto Tunçboyacıyan sings on the song “ Bubbles ”, making his third base appearance with System of a Down ( having appeared on two songs on Toxicity ). Commenting on the track “ I-E-A-I-A-I-O ”, drummer John Dolmayan said it was inspired by an meet he had with Knight Rider actor David Hasselhoff in a liquor shop in Los Angeles when he was round 12 : [ 6 ]

He was getting a drink, not an alcoholic beverage, a sodium carbonate or something. He was walking out and I could n’t believe it ! here was Knight Rider in front man of me ! And I said, ‘Knight Rider ! ‘ I must have been 12. He looked at me and he goes, ‘Hey kid, ‘ and he kind of pointed the finger [ at me ] cowboy manner. I told Serj the narrative, so the lyrics, ‘Meeting John at Dale ‘s Jr. / Winked an eye and point a feel. ‘ ‘Dale ‘s Jr. ‘ was the liquor shop. There ‘s a little insight .

critical reception [edit ]

The album received generally golden reviews from music critics scoring 77 out of 100 on aggregate web site Metacritic. [ 17 ] Giving the album 4 stars out of 5 in his reappraisal for AllMusic Chris True noted “ If System proved anything with 2001 ‘s Toxicity, it ‘s that they ‘re one of the few breaths of fresh air out there in mainstream metallic element land. This collection is no different, and with its amazing pacing, it ‘s arduous to not be moved by what this band can do ”. [ 18 ] “ Steal This Album stands head-and-tattooed shoulders above its competition in the hard-rock music genre ” said Entertainment Weekly in a mutually glowing review, awarding the album a B+ denounce. [ 19 ] Rolling Stone called Steal This Album “ An absurdist blast of political rage, pathetic theater and shattered mathematics metal. ” [ 16 ] Jeremy Gladstone of Kludge gave the album a grade of 7 out of 10 in his review and both praised and criticized the album writing “ Love them or hate them, System is here to stay. The compose is coherent and the music is arsenic fast as we have been accustomed to, possibly a degree more so at times on the album. Steal This Album is guaranteed to satisfy every system of a Down fan heed. however, from song eight to twelve on the album, the material is a short besides alike to actually stand out compared to the more acute tracks. Unreleased material can sometimes be good, and sometimes it distillery does n’t work out ”. [ 20 ]

Victoria Segal, writing for NME, gave Steal This Album! 3.5 stars out of 5 in a less flatter review, stating “ System Of A Down ‘s concerns may be no laughing count, but unfortunately, their music much is. Guitarist Daron Malakian describes this commemorate as ‘a bridge between Toxicity and our next phonograph record, ‘ which only indicates trouble waters ahead ”. She did however end her reappraisal with “ Yes, System Of A Down are harebrained, absurd, a brain-pan pizza with extra mushrooms. But how can something this righteous ever be incorrectly ? ” [ 21 ]

alternative artwork [edit ]

There are four limited-edition understudy four hundred designs, each designed and drawn by a extremity of the set. Tankian ‘s is blue with a poem in white coiling into its center, Odadjian ‘s is crimson with psychedelic flames, Dolmayan ‘s is blacken with a grey skull incorporating the album ‘s title into its teeth, and Malakian ‘s is white with the legs of a man ( in jeans ) and charwoman ( in bolshevik stockings ). [ 22 ] The vinyl edition of the album was released as a double picture disk with each side featuring one of these designs. In Europe and the UK the standard translation includes a unilateral movement tuck, the rationality for this being that most CDs in the UK are not sold sealed so it might appear that the cover had been stolen had it been shipped without it. It is all white with the album title in black, like to the master compact disk cover. The slip in contains minimal data and contains a connection to the official web site for more track information .

track list [edit ]

All lyrics written by Serj Tankian, except where noted. All music written by Daron Malakian, except where noted .

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. “Chic ‘N’ Stu”     2:23
2. “Innervision”   Malakian, Tankian 2:33
3. “Bubbles”     1:56
4. “Boom!”   Malakian, Shavo Odadjian 2:14
5. “Nüguns” Tankian, Malakian   2:30
6. “A.D.D. (American Dream Denial)”     3:17
7. “Mr. Jack” Tankian, Malakian   4:09
8. “I-E-A-I-A-I-O”   Tankian, Malakian, Odadjian, John Dolmayan 3:08
9. “36”   Tankian 0:46
10. “Pictures” Tankian, Malakian   2:06
11. “Highway Song” Tankian, Malakian   3:13
12. “Fuck the System”   Malakian, Tankian 2:12
13. “Ego Brain”   Malakian, Tankian 3:21
14. “Thetawaves” Tankian, Malakian   2:36
15. “Roulette”   Malakian, Tankian 3:21
16. “Streamline”     3:37
total duration : 43:22

Personnel [edit ]

System of a Down
Additional musicians
  • Arto Tunçboyaciyan — vocals and percussions on “Bubbles”
  • Greg Collins – theremin on “Ego Brain”
Production
  • Produced by Rick Rubin and Daron Malakian
  • Recorded by David Schiffman, Thom Russo
  • Mixed by Andy Wallace
  • “Roulette” mixed by Rick Rubin, Thom Russo and David Schiffman
  • Mastered by Vlado Meller
  • Worldwide Representation: Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group

Charts [edit ]

Certifications [edit ]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[40] Gold 35,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[41] Gold 15,886[41]
United Kingdom (BPI)[42] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[43] Platinum 1,000,000^
^ Shipments figures based on documentation alone .

References [edit ]

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