Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

Universal Music Division Barclay
Release date
16 Jan 2003
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mother We Just Can't Get Enough 5:48 69,356
2 You Get What You Give 5:00 404,934
3 I Hope I Didn't Just Give Away The Ending 6:38 30,418
4 I Don't Wanna Die Anymore 4:16 29,771
5 Jehovah Made This Whole Joint For You 4:10 26,789
6 Someday We'll Know 3:39 91,530
7 Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too 5:20 28,963
8 In Need Of A Miracle 3:43 25,402
9 Gotta Stay High 3:05 30,375
10 Technicolor Lover 3:43 23,590
11 Flowers 3:51 27,599
12 Crying Like A Church On Monday 5:02 27,210

About this album

Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too is the only album by the New Radicals, released in late 1998 by MCA Records. Two singles were released off it in 1999, “You Get What You Give” and “Someday We’ll Know”.

The album reached #41 on the Billboard 200 and achieved Platinum status (1,000,000 copies sold) on October 14, 1999 in the United States. On the UK Albums Chart, the album reached as high as #10.

The New Radicals’ lead singer, Gregg Alexander, released two albums, Michigan Rain (1989) and Intoxifornication (1992), before signing with MCA Records in 1997 and allegedly receiving an $600,000 advance for Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too. While the album was credited to New Radicals, many critics considered it more of a Gregg Alexander album, as he wrote and produced all songs (only the first two singles were co-written with other artists), played several instruments on it and is basically the only constant member of the band (save the possible exception of Danielle Brisebois).

The sound of Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too has often been compared to a wide range of atypical influences for a modern pop-rock album, such as Todd Rundgren, World Party, Hall & Oates and the early work of Prince and Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones. And while even unfavorable critics had to admit that—musically—the album, with its upbeat pop-rock and influences of funk and Soul, was a “well-crafted project” and one of “the more promising releases of late 1998”

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  • newcaroline

    gregg is such a fantastic writer

    18 Oct 4:48am Reply
  • xKornflakesx

    A great album indeed

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Degina

    I bought this album on the basis that "You Get What You Give" is my favourite song of all time, and it cost $1. It's a privilege to listen to this fantastic work. [2]

    19 Aug 2012 Reply
  • luthfi_luthfi

    this is so teenager,awesome

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • right33

    one of the greatest albums of all times.

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • markthom2

    I love how dramatic and overly sentimental this album is... plenty of cringe worthy moments. This record is a great guilty pleasure of mine..

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Jumperjack

    One of the very best albums that saw the light in the 1990's. The first 4 tracks are totally overwhelming.

    19 Nov 2010 Reply
  • LCDBill

    I bought this album on the basis that "You Get What You Give" is my favourite song of all time, and it cost £1. It's a privilege to listen to this fantastic work.

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • JD-PCP2

    One of my favourites albuns! So good!

    16 Dec 2009 Reply
  • tallstand

    Simply one of the best tracks ever... it just keeps going on, getting radio play and fans. It always makes me feel elated and sad at the same time.

    14 Oct 2009 Reply
  • rella987

    Damn good album

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Mathewmatics

    This brings me back to High School. Love it!!

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Hetfield55

    This is one of the most underrated album ever - contains fantastic melodies and lyrics. Gregg Alexander had his moment!! First 3 Songs in a row - wow...

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • paer83

    This album is one of the best albums I've ever heard. :)

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • TheTallMan

    A shame this album wasn't bigger. Alexander and crew deserved better...

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • yesboss

    some good songs, like 'u get what you give', 'jehovah' and 'someday we'll know'. Not sure about the rest, but i'll give it a few more listens, they might be growers.

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • annasfisk

    i love it .....YES!!

    18 Oct 2008 Reply
  • johnnynuxxx

    I'll have to check out the entire album. The single is great!

    31 Mar 2008 Reply
  • NevermindAlex

    The production on this album is incredible. No wonder why Gregg Alexander didn't make another NR album. It couldn't be topped.

    12 Dec 2007 Reply
  • satin666

    what stubbsy said !

    4 Nov 2007 Reply
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