In the Pursuit of Leisure

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In the Pursuit of Leisure
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Studio album by Sugar Ray
Released June 3, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Studio Henson Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Rock
Length 41:06
Label Atlantic
Producer David Kahne
Sugar Ray chronology
Sugar Ray
(2001)Sugar Ray2001
In the Pursuit of Leisure
(2003)
The Best of Sugar Ray
(2005)The Best of Sugar Ray2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]

In the Pursuit of Leisure is Sugar Ray's fifth studio album released in 2003. Hip-hop artists Esthero and Shaggy guest-star on the album.

It features the single "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)", a song which includes samples from both Sweet's hit "Love Is Like Oxygen" and Midnight Star's hit "No Parking (On the Dance Floor)." That track was a success and reached the #20 spot on Billboard's Adult Top 40. A cover of Joe Jackson's new wave song "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" was released as the second single. It had similar success and reached the #29 spot on Billboard's Adult Top 40.[2]

Reception and sales

The album only sold 135,000 copies, far less than the band's prior self-titled release, which had gone platinum.[5] The album's commercial failure led to a six-year gap in releasing their next album.[5]

Track listing

  • All songs written by Sugar Ray, except for "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", written by Joe Jackson.
  1. "Chasin' You Around" – 3:38
  2. "Is She Really Going Out with Him?" – 3:48
  3. "Heaven" (Featuring Esthero)– 4:26
  4. "Bring Me the Head of..." – 0:42
  5. "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)" – 3:30
  6. "Can't Start" – 3:42
  7. "Photograph of You" – 3:48
  8. "56 Hope Road" (Featuring Shaggy) – 3:51
  9. "Whatever We Are" – 3:41
  10. "She's Different" – 3:30
  11. "In Through the Doggie Door" – 3:09
  12. "Blues from a Gun" – 3:25

References

  1. ^ "In the Pursuit of Leisure Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  2. ^ a b In the Pursuit of Leisure at AllMusic
  3. ^ Greer, Jim (2003-06-06). "In the Pursuit of Leisure Review". Entertainment Weekly: 78. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  4. ^ Blashill, Pat (2003-05-20). "Sugar Ray: In The Pursuit of Leisure : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  5. ^ a b https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mark-mcgrath-on-the-ugly-truth-about-sugar-ray-and-why-their-new-album-still-rocks-20090721

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