On July 24, 2001.

On July 24, 2001, “DreamWorks” label released “Bleed American”, the fourth Jimmy Eat World studio album. It was recorded in 2001 at “Cherokee” in Los Angeles, “Harddrive” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mark Trombino, Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Zach Lind and Tom Linton. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked “Bleed American” at number 429 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and also as one of “20 Pop Punk Albums Which Will Make You Nostalgic”, as well as one of “20 Emo Albums That Have Resolutely Stood The Test Of Time”. Magazine “Spin” ranked it at number 183 on its list of “The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985–2014). The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jim Adkins – lead vocals, guitar, percussion; bass guitar; piano, organ,bells
  • Rick Burch – bass guitar; vocals
  • Zach Lind – drums; percussion
  • Tom Linton – guitar; vocals; organ
  • Davey von Bohlen– additional vocals
  • Mark Trombino– synth emulator programming; percussion; programming
  • Travis Keller, Doug Messenger – timely handclaps
  • Rachel Haden, Ariel Rechtshaid– additional vocals
  • Mark Trombino – engineering, mixing
  • Justin Smith – assistant engineer
  • William Eggleston– front cover photograph
  • Christopher Wray-McCann – photography
  • Jim Adkins – art direction
  • Jeff Kleinsmith – art direction, design
  • Jesse LeDoux – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Zach Lind and Tom Linton , except where noted.

  1. Bleed American
  2. A Praise Chorus – contains lyrics from various songs
  3. The Middle
  4. Your House
  5. Sweetness
  6. Hear You Me
  7. If You Don’t, Don’t
  8. Get it Faster
  9. Cautioners
  10. The Authority Song
  11. My Sundown
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