Built to Last (Sick of It All album)

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Built to Last
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 11, 1997[1]
Recorded1996 at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California, Entourage Studios, Los Angeles, California and Normandy Sound, Warren, Rhode Island
LabelEast West Records[2]
Equal Vision Records[3]
Sick of It All
Sick of It All chronology
Live in a World Full of Hate
Built to Last
Call to Arms
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[5]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide2.5/5 stars[2]

Built to Last is a studio album by American band Sick of It All, released in 1997.[6][7] Equal Vision Records held the exclusive rights to release it on vinyl.

The album peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.[8]


Built to Last was the result of a year's work for Sick of It All, with pre-production beginning in late 1995/early 1996. The recording took place at Normandy Sound, in Warren, Rhode Island (where their first three albums had been recorded), and in two studios in California.[citation needed]

Critical reception[]

The Washington Post wrote that "the music and attitude are entirely predictable, but the 'hey-hey-heys' are rather charming."[9] Entertainment Weekly wrote that the band manages "to overcome the genre’s bark-and-lunge cliches simply because they’re so archetypal; these guys can actually make you feel the fury behind a song called 'Us Vs. Them'."[10]

Track listing[]

  1. "Good Lookin' Out" – 1:53
  2. "Built to Last" – 2:01
  3. "Closer" – 2:56
  4. "One Step Ahead" – 2:07
  5. "Us vs. Them" – 3:04
  6. "Laughingstock" – 2:42
  7. "Don't Follow" – 2:02
  8. "Nice" – 2:41
  9. "Busted" – 1:37
  10. "Burn 'em Down" – 2:55
  11. "End the Era" – 3:05
  12. "Chip Away" – 2:02
  13. "Too Late" – 2:00
  14. "Jungle" – 8:10

"Jungle" ends at 2:54, with silence from 2:55 to 5:53; at 5:54, a voice says "Oh c'mon, hurry up, ya old hag." There is silence again from 5:58 to 6:59. A hidden song, sung in English and Spanish, starts at 7:00 (unofficially titled "Culo Cagado").


  • Lou Koller – vocals
  • Pete Koller – guitar
  • Craig Setari – bass guitar
  • Armand Majidi – drums
  • George Correia – percussion
  • Produced by GGGarth and Sick of It All
  • Engineered by GGGarth and Greg Fidelman


  1. ^ "Popular Uprisings". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. January 11, 1997 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 1013.
  3. ^ "Built To Last". Equal Vision Records.
  4. ^ "Built to Last - Sick of It All | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 7: MUZE. p. 442.CS1 maint: location (link)
  6. ^ "Sick of It All | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  7. ^ Blush, Steven (October 4, 2016). "New York Rock: From the Rise of The Velvet Underground to the Fall of CBGB". Macmillan – via Google Books.
  8. ^ "Sick of It All". Billboard.
  9. ^ Jenkins, Mark (February 28, 1997). "SICK OF IT ALL: CHRONIC ADOLESCENCE" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  10. ^ "Built to Last". EW.com.

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