One-X


One-X
One-X
Studio album by Three Days Grace
Released June 13, 2006
Recorded November 2005–January 2006 at Bay 7 Studios, Valley Village Studios and Sparky Dog Studios, Calabasas, CA
Genre Alternative metal, post-grunge
Length 43:40
58:33 (iTunes deluxe edition)
Label Jive
Producer Howard Benson
Three Days Grace chronology
Three Days Grace
(2003)
One-X
(2006)
Life Starts Now
(2009)
Singles from One-X
  1. "Animal I Have Become"
    Released: April 18, 2006
  2. "Pain"
    Released: November 7, 2006
  3. "Never Too Late"
    Released: June 5, 2007
  4. "Riot"
    Released: November 2007

One-X is the sophomore album from Canadian rock band, Three Days Grace. The album was released on June 13, 2006. They worked with producer Howard Benson for the album, this decision proved to be a great move for the band, as the album was both a critical and financial success.

Contents

Pre-release

Before One-X was released the band previewed some numbers from the upcoming album on several occasions. They played four of the new songs, including "Animal I Have Become" and "Never Too Late", at the H.O.P.E. Volleyball SummerFest in Ottawa in July 2005. "Animal I Have Become" was released as a single and received substantial airplay before it was released with One-X.

Previews for four of the tracks on One-X were able to be found on Three Days Grace's Online Trading Cards. Tracks that could be previewed were "It's All Over", "Pain", "Never Too Late" and "Over and Over".[1]

Album art

The cover depicts a string of connected paper dolls with checkmarks on all except one of the figures, in which this represents the album's title. On the inside, the CD tray shows all red fish, except one black fish. This same image is also on the "Animal I Have Become" single cover. The lyrics are included in the album booklet.

Sales

The album debuted at #2 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album also entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at #5 with first week sales of more than 78,000 copies.[2] So far, the album has gone to sell over 1,720,000 copies in the US alone.[3]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars
Amazon 4.5/5 stars
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars
Ultimate Guitar 8.8/10 stars

One-X was met with mostly positive reviews. The Toronto Star complimented the album with a review title of "One CD worth buying..." and focused on its lyrics, saying, "The lyrics really speak out to you, especially if you're going through a tough time in your life."[4] Allmusic reviewer Corey Apar praised the music, saying it "remains catchy despite its lyrical darkness".[5] Ultimate Guitar gave a largely positive review of the album, and also praised Gontier's vocals, saying, "Gontier's strong vocal performance could explain why the band has garnered the success they've had. When you hear an infectious vocal, you might have a powerful urge to sing along."

Accolades

In 2007, One-X earned the band an award for Rock Artist of the Year by Billboard magazine. They won a Media Base award for most played rock song on radio in Canada for their single "Animal I Have Become". One-X has been certified double platinum in Canada, and platinum in the US.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "It's All Over"   4:09
2. "Pain"   3:23
3. "Animal I Have Become"   3:51
4. "Never Too Late"   3:29
5. "On My Own"   3:06
6. "Riot"   3:28
7. "Get Out Alive"   4:22
8. "Let It Die"   3:09
9. "Over and Over"   3:12
10. "Time of Dying"   3:08
11. "Gone Forever"   3:41
12. "One-X"   4:46
13. "Running Away"   4:00
Total length:
43:40

Notes

Personnel

Chart positions

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 5
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Albums 2
U.S. Billboard Top Alternative Albums 15
U.S. Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Digital Albums 5
U.S. Billboard Top Catalog Albums 15
Canadian Albums Chart 2

References


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