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The Amalgamut

The Amalgamut
Studio album by Filter
Released July 30, 2002
Recorded 2001 - 2002
Genre Alternative metal, industrial metal, alternative rock
Length 57:35
Label Reprise
Producer Ben Grosse & Richard Patrick with Rae DiLeo & Geno Lenardo
Filter chronology
Title of Record
(1999)
The Amalgamut
(2002)
Anthems for the Damned
(2008)
Singles from The Amalgamut
  1. "Where Do We Go from Here"
    Released: 2002
  2. "American Cliché"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68%[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]
Spin (6/10)[1]

The Amalgamut is the third studio album by industrial rock band Filter released in 2002 on Reprise Records. It includes the hit single "Where Do We Go from Here". Sales of the album stalled at 90,000 copies upon lead singer Richard Patrick entering a rehab facility. The song "The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)" was used in a Hummer commercial.[6]

This was the last album to feature Geno Lenardo, Frank Cavanagh and Steve Gillis.[7]

Release and promotion

On the eve of the beginning of the touring in support of the album, Patrick cancelled all tour dates in order to enter drug rehabilitation.[8]

Track listing

  1. "You Walk Away" (Patrick/Lenardo) – 4:36
  2. "American Cliché" (Patrick) – 3:37
  3. "Where Do We Go from Here" (Patrick/Lenardo) – 5:34
  4. "Columind" (Patrick) – 3:36
  5. "The Missing" (Patrick) – 4:46
  6. "The Only Way (Is the Wrong Way)" (Patrick/Lenardo) – 5:13
  7. "My Long Walk to Jail" (Patrick/Lenardo) – 4:07
  8. "So I Quit" (Patrick/Lenardo/Cavanagh/Gillis) – 3:23
  9. "God Damn Me" (Patrick) – 4:15
  10. "It Can Never Be the Same" (Patrick/Lenardo/Cavanagh/Gillis) – 4:32
  11. "World Today" (Patrick/DiLeo) – 5:50
  12. "The 4th" (Patrick/DiLeo) – 8:07

Chart performance

Album
Charts (2002) Peak
position
Billboard 200[9] 32
Singles
Year Song Peak positions
US
[10]
US
Main.

[10]
US
Mod.

[10]
US
Dance

[10]
2002 "Where Do We Go from Here" 94 12 11 21
"American Cliché" 40
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Critic Reviews for The Amalgamut". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  2. ^ Don Kline. "The Almalgamut".  
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Cherry, Robert (2002-08-09). "The Amalgamut Review".  
  5. ^ Walters, Barry (2002-07-16). "Filter: The Amalgamut : Music Reviews".  
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaxeKhnsaBw
  7. ^ Nielsen SoundScan sales
  8. ^ http://www.purevolume.com/news/filter-sun-comes-out-tonight-album-stream-interview-richard-patrick
  9. ^ The Amalgamut > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums. Allmusic. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  10. ^ a b c d The Amalgamut > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles. Allmusic. Retrieved 16 April 2009.

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