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Toxicity (album)

Toxicity was nu metal band System of a Down's second album released. Produced by Rick Rubin[?], Toxicity was recorded in 2000 and released on September 4, 2001 by American Recordings. The album was a hit across the United States and Canada.

The album expanded on System of a Down's previous work, keeping the angular riffs and harsh rhythms but adding a pop-friendly sense of melody. With oblique, political lyrics, Toxicity quickly established System of a Down as one of the premiere metal bands of the new millennium. Even the September 11 Terrorist Attacks did not keep the album and three singles from reaching the top of the charts.

Songs

  1. "Prison Song" (Malakian/Tankian) - 3:21
  2. "Needles" (Malakian/Tankian) - 3:13
  3. "Deer Dance" (Malakian/Tankian) - 2:55
  4. "Jet Pilot" (Malakian/Odadjian/Tankian) - 2:06
  5. "X" (Malakian/Tankian) - 1:58
  6. "Chop Suey!" (Malakian/Tankian) - 3:30
  7. "Bounce" (Malakian/Odadjian/Tankian) - 1:54
  8. "Forest" (Malakian/Tankian) - 4:00
  9. "Atwa" (Malakian/Tankian) - 2:56
  10. "Science" (Malakian/Tankian) - 2:43
  11. "Shimmy" (Tankian) - 1:51
  12. "Toxicity" (Malakian/Odadjian/Tankian) - 3:38
  13. "Psycho" (Malakian/Tankian) - 3:45
  14. "Aerials" (Malakian/Tankian) - 6:11

Personnel

  • Jim Champagne - Assistant Engineer
  • Glen E. Friedman - Photography
  • Darren Mad Hatter Mora - Engineer
  • Rick Rubin - Piano, Producer
  • David Schiffman - Engineer
  • Arto Tuncboyaciyan - Vocals
  • Andy Wallace - Mixing
  • Al Sanderson - Assistant Engineer
  • Marc Mann - Conductor, String Arrangements
  • System of a Down - Concept
  • Daron Malakian - Guitar, Vocals, Producer
  • Shavo Odadjian - Bass, Art Direction, Concept, Label Design
  • Serj Tankian - Vocals, Producer, String Arrangements
  • Martyn Atkins - Photography
  • Greg Collins - Engineer
  • Brandy Flower - Artwork, Art Direction
  • John Dolmayan - Drums, Artwork, Photography
  • Lindsay Chase - Production Coordination
  • Ryan McCormick - Assistant Engineer

Charting singles

 2001	Toxicity	The Billboard 200	                No. 1
 2001	Chop Suey	Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 7
 2001	Toxicity	The Billboard 200	                No. 1
 2002	Toxicity	Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 3

 2002	Toxicity	Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 10
 2002	Chop Suey	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 76
 2002	Aerials	        Mainstream Rock Tracks	                No. 1
 2002	Toxicity	The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 70
 2002	Toxicity	The Billboard 200	                No. 1
 2002	Aerials	        The Billboard Hot 100	                No. 55
 2002	Aerials	        Modern Rock Tracks	                No. 1



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