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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 22, 2001
LabelLost Highway
ProducerEthan Johns

Pneumonia is the third and final album by the alt-country band Whiskeytown. The lead single, "Don't Be Sad", was co-written by The Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha. He provided guitar contributions and backing vocals. The album is known for its troubled history, having sat on a shelf for two years after the band lost their record deal.[1] Several bootlegs of the album surfaced before the official release from Lost Highway Records.

The album was met with positive reviews from critics. AllMusic gave it four out of five stars, declaring it as an "undeniably striking and beautifully crafted set of songs".[2] Spin gave it eight out of ten, while Uncut gave it a perfect five out of five, calling it an "inarticulate speech of the heart".[3] The album peaked at position 158 on the Billboard 200, and at 38 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.

Tracks of interest[edit | edit source]

5."Don't Be Sad"Ryan Adams, Mike Daly, James Iha3:21

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
May 22, 2001 Lost Highway 088 170 199-2 CD US Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
April 12, 2011 Lost Highway B0015435-01 2×LP US Discogs [1]

More releases: DiscogsMusicBrainz

Chart performance[edit | edit source]

Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 158
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[5] 38

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kearney, Ryan (1999-12-31). "Whiskeytown: Pneumonia". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  2. Deming, Mark. "Pneumonia". AllMusic. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  3. Johnstone, Nick (2001). "One For The Road". Uncut. Archived from the original on 2003-02-23. Retrieved 2018-02-27.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. "Whiskeytown Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  5. "Whiskeytown Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.