Brand New Day (Swollen Members album)

Brand New Day is the eleventh album by Canadian hip hop group Swollen Members. The album was released on June 17, 2014, by Battle Axe Records.[1]

Brand New Day
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 17, 2014
GenreHip hop
LabelBattle Axe Records
ProducerC-Lance, Rob The Viking
Swollen Members chronology
Beautiful Death Machine
Brand New Day

Critical response

Professional ratings
Review scores

Upon its release Brand New Day was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. Rob Boffard Exclaim! gave the album a seven out of ten, saying "It's the individual bright spots that salvage Brand New Day, if only just. The dark imagery Swollen Members specialized in was growing tired; it was a problem on their last two albums and, to some extent, it's a problem on this one. But consider this album as step towards something bigger, and it will all make a crazy kind of sense. Welcome back, boys."[2] Omar Burgess of HipHopDX gave the album three out of five stars, saying "Some 15 years into their careers, it's hard to fault Swollen Members for experimenting—especially when they successfully push beyond their comfort zone. Brand New Day provides a somewhat unbalanced but ultimately pleasing mix of their signature stylings with enough experimentation to both keep things interesting and possibly hint at what's next for the group."[3] Steve Juon of RapReviews gave the album seven out of ten, saying "After twenty years of working together and 15 years of major label distribution, they have nailed down a trademark sound to the point an album like Brand New Day is as excellent as it is par for the course. The difference for newcomers to the group will be Madchild's distinctive nasally voice - you hate it or you love it. From this writer's vantage point S.M. just wouldn't work without it."[4]

Track listing

1."Intro"Rob The Viking0:20
2."Nemesis"Rob The Viking1:59
3."Blood Sport"Rob The Viking2:54
4."Cock Blocker"C-Lance, Rob The Viking4:20
5."Brand New Day"Rob The Viking3:41
6."Angel of Death"C-Lance, Rob The Viking2:22
7."Jacques Cousteau" (featuring DJ Makeway)Rob The Viking3:21
8."Supernova" (featuring DJ Revolution)Rob The Viking3:06
9."Odd Goblins"Rob The Viking3:05
10."Park Bench"Rob The Viking3:01
11."Power"Rob The Viking3:20
12."Creatures of Evil"C-Lance, Rob The Viking2:25
13."Jackson Pollock" (featuring DJ Makeway)Rob The Viking2:19
14."Cold Sweat"C-Lance, Rob The Viking3:15
15."Still Kill"Rob The Viking3:23


Chart (2014) Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[5] 7
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[6] 8


  1. "iTunes - Music - Brand New Day by Swollen Members". Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  2. Boffard, Rob (2014-06-13). "Swollen Members - Brand New Day". Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  3. Burgess, Omar. "Swollen Members - Brand New Day". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  4. "Swollen Members :: Brand New Day :: Battle Axe Records". 2014-06-10. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  5. "Swollen Members Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  6. "Swollen Members Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2014.

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