Based on a True Story

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Release date
6 Jun 2005
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Action 0:29 3,398
2 Making Love to the Camera 3:31 49,863
3 Inspired by the $ 2:57 45,978
4 Bedroom Talk 4:04 113,836
5 Surprise, Surprise 3:59 63,098
6 Photography 6:04 49,623
7 Autography 3:38 43,458
8 Artistic License 3:08 40,474
9 Stay Where I Can See You 2:48 75,659
10 The B-List 4:36 42,143
11 The World 3:08 48,634
12 Ready 4:07 46,322
13 Cut! Print It 3:45 39,285

About this album

Originally released May 10, 2005 by Drive-Thru, Geffen

Based on a True Story is the second studio album by American pop punk band The Starting Line, the follow-up to The Make Yourself at Home EP was released by Drive-Thru Records and Geffen Records on May 10, 2005.

The album was mainly produced by Tim O’Heir, except for the songs “Making Love to the Camera”, which was produced by Eric Rachel, “Bedroom Talk” and “The World”, which were produced by Howard Benson. The latter were originally also produced by O’Heir, but were re-recorded as Geffen was not satisfied with how the original songs turned out. However, the band stated they are more fond of O’Heir’s mixes, which can be found on P2P file-sharing programs.

Three additional songs recorded in pre-production, titled “Lasting Impressions”, “Classic Jazz” and “The Rain Cloud and I”, were cut from the album but later released online on the band’s PureVolume profile. “Lasting Impressions” was a full band version of a song off their previous acoustic EP, The Make Yourself at Home EP.

The track “The World” appears in the video game Burnout Revenge.

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  • homework

    I just realized i know all the words on this album, i've never even considered it one of my favorites but I guess it's been growing on me over the last 8 years [2] Fucking, right? I haven't listened to this album in ages, and I still know all the lyrics. So upbeat, and every song is worthy.

    4 May 2014 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    I just realized i know all the words on this album, i've never even considered it one of my favorites but I guess it's been growing on me over the last 8 years

    26 Oct 2013 Reply

    Surprise Surprise is easily the best song on this album. Fucking amazing album though. Favorite of theirs. Photography and Ready are both also fantastic

    2 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Dagoner

    Cut! Print It, the best song

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • HandsomeJake

    One of the few newer pop punk albums I can really get into. It's like a super upbeat Mae or something with this album. Really great.

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
  • krysbrezinski

    I'd have to say "Ready" is one of my favourites, though.

    11 Jun 2008 Reply
  • krysbrezinski

    Haha, it's hard for me to pick just one, too. This is a catchy album.

    11 Jun 2008 Reply
  • halfmike

    no, wait, photography, the world, or surprise surprise are my favorites...

    31 Oct 2007 Reply
  • halfmike

    Cut! Print it is the best song :D

    26 Jun 2007 Reply
  • ILoveLikeWinter

    After over a month of waiting I got this C.D.!!! It was worth the wait... xD

    12 Mar 2007 Reply

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