Truant (album)

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TruANT
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 19, 2003
RecordedFebruary - April 2003
Studio Conway Studios
Genre
Length40:43
Label DreamWorks
Producer Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo
Alien Ant Farm chronology
Anthology
(2001)
TruANT
(2003)
Up in the Attic
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 63/100 [4]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [5]
Blender Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [6]
Drowned in Sound Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [7]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [8]
IGN 9.5/10 [3]
PopMatters Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [9] [4]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Spin Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [10]
USA Today Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Yahoo! Music UK Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [11]

Truant (styled as truANT) is Alien Ant Farm's third album. It was released on August 19, 2003 by DreamWorks Records. The producers of the album were Stone Temple Pilots' guitarist and bassist Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeo. [12] "These Days" was released to radio on July 1, 2003. [13] "Glow" was released to radio on September 9, 2003. [13]

Contents

The music video for track "These Days" was filmed on a roof top across the street from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. The surprise video shoot was shot during the 2003 BET Awards while numerous hip hop artists and rappers were arriving on the red carpet before the awards show. The video catches the reaction from many artists, including Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Lil' Kim. "These Days" appeared on several Billboard component charts: number 17 on Active Rock, [14] number 29 on Alternative Airplay, [15] number 38 on Mainstream Rock Songs, [16] and number 40 on Heritage Rock. [17]

The album art is based on the classic Pee Chee brand school folder, featuring the faces of the band members.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Alien Ant Farm.

No.TitleLength
1."1000 Days"3:07
2."Drifting Apart"2:54
3."Quiet"3:01
4."Glow"3:17
5."These Days" (originally from Greatest Hits)3:06
6."Sarah Wynn"3:24
7."Never Meant"3:06
8."Goodbye"4:06
9."Tia Lupé"4:01
10."Rubber Mallet"3:09
11."S.S. Recognize" (originally from Greatest Hits)3:51
12."Hope"3:40
Total length:40:43
UK version bonus track
No.TitleLength
13."Words"2:42

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2003-04)Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) [18] 26
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) [19] 71
Scottish Albums (OCC) [20] 64
UK Albums (OCC) [21] 68
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC) [22] 10
US Billboard 200 [23] 42

Appearances in media

The track, "These Days", is featured on Madden NFL 2004.

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