Monsters in the Closet (Swollen Members album)

Monsters in the Closet is Swollen Members' third studio album released on Battleaxe Records. Monsters in the Closet is a collection of B-sides, rarities and unreleased tracks from the groups back catalog. In order to properly promote the record however, three brand new songs were created, two of which became popular singles. "Steppin Thru" led the way, continuing their streak of successful singles. "Breath" was the next one, featuring one of their best known videos courtesy of Todd McFarlane, a Canadian artist primarily known for comic books like Spawn, also the music video ended up reaching #1 MuchMusic's Top 30 Countdown.[4] Both singles did exceptionally well with videos that topped the MuchMusic Countdown and helped the record reach Gold Status almost immediately. Notable guest appearances include Canadian artists Nelly Furtado and Saukrates. The album was certified gold by the CRIA with sales of over 70,000 copies across Canada.[5]

Monsters in the Closet
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2002
Recorded2002
GenreHip hop
LanguageEnglish
LabelBattleaxe
ProducerMad Child, Nucleus (exec.)
Rob the Viking, DJ Kemo, Saukrates, Zodak, Evidence, DJ Vadim, Moka Only, Joey Chavez, Roger Swan, Chris Guy, Paul Nice, DJ Science, Mark B
Swollen Members chronology
Bad Dreams
(2001)
Monsters in the Closet
(2002)
Heavy
(2003)
Singles from Monsters in the Closet
  1. "Steppin Thru"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Breath"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Fuel Injected [Remix]"
    Released: 2002
  4. "Bring It Home"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Answers.com2.5/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic2/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro"Rob the Viking0:49
2."Steppin' Thru"Kemo3:25
3."Breath" (featuring Nelly Furtado)Rob the Viking3:50
4."Fuel Injected" (Remix) (featuring Saukrates)Saukrates3:50
5."Battle Axe Exclusive"Zodak2:34
6."Heavy Thinkers"Evidence2:28
7."English Breakfast"DJ Vadim2:23
8."Red Dragon" (Moka Only solo)Moka Only3:01
9."Bring It Home"Rob the Viking3:14
10."Zenith"Zodak2:36
11."Members Only"Joey Chavez2:23
12."Act On It"Rob the Viking3:36
13."Long Way Down"Rob the Viking, Roger Swan, Chris Guy3:29
14."Temptation"Joey Chavez2:38
15."The Capitol"Rob the Viking1:51
16."Crunch"Paul Nice2:21
17."Northern Lights"Joey Chavez4:03
18."Rockapella" (Prevail solo)Roger Swan0:52
19."Freak Fantastic"DJ Science, Rob the Viking, Roger Swan3:13
20."New Details"Mark B3:33

ChartsEdit

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[6] 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Answers.com review
  3. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  4. ^ "Muchmusic Top 30 @ Top40-Charts.com - Songs & Videos from 49 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 30 Countries". Top40-charts.com. 2003-04-26. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  5. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - October 2002". Cria.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  6. ^ "Swollen Members". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-02.