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The members of the Used had to overcome poverty, homelessness, and substance abuse, not to mention the straitlaced attitudes of their hometown of Orem, Utah, to bring their screamo-tinged brand of post-hardcore to life. But they persevered and earned a contract with Reprise Records, releasing their self-titled debut album in June 2002. Having only played a handful of shows around Orem prior to their record's release, the band -- vocalist Bert McCracken, guitarist Quinn Allman, bassist Jeph Howard, and drummer Branden Steineckert -- began relentless nationwide touring that quickly saw their fan base multiply. Club dates soon turned into successful stints on larger-scale festival/package tours including the Warped Tour, Ozzfest, and Projekt Revolution alongside Linkin Park and Snoop Dogg. In the summer of 2003, the Used issued the introspective CD/DVD Maybe Memories, which contained unreleased songs, live material, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. Their official sophomore offering showed up in September 2004 as In Love and Death, and the guys hopped on the first incarnation of the Taste of Chaos tour early the next year. Around that time, they also recorded a version of the Queen classic "Under Pressure" with My Chemical Romance to benefit victims of the devastating tsunami of December 2004. Boasting a fuller sound, In Love and Death peaked at number six on Billboard's Top 200 and the Used continued touring behind it worldwide. Outside of the band, McCracken has also lent his vocals to the punk rock drum troupe Street Drum Corps. As the Used readied their third album, Steineckert parted ways with the group over creative differences in early fall 2006 (he went on to join Rancid). The live CD/DVD Berth appeared in February 2007 to tide fans over a bit longer until the proper full-length, Lies for the Liars, came out in May. Though he didn't perform on the record, drummer Dan Whitesides joined the band as an official member just in time for the supporting tour. The group's fourth full-length album, Artwork, was produced by Matt Squire (Panic! At the Disco) and released on Reprise in 2009. Arriving in 2012, Vulnerable, the band's fifth studio outing and first for new label Hopeless, was preceded by the single "I Come Alive." It was reissued the next year as Vulnerable (II), with a bonus disc stocked with B-sides, remixes, and acoustic tracks. Imaginary Enemy followed in 2014. Allman and the band amicably parted ways in 2015, and Saosin guitarist Justin Shekoski was recruited as his permanent replacement just in time for a tour in celebration of the band's 15th anniversary. On each stop of the tour, the Used performed two shows, one for each of their first two LPs. A live album commemorating their acoustic stint at the Palace in Los Angeles was released in April 2016. Live and Acoustic at the Palace was recorded in October 2015, and featured accompaniment by a string quartet, harpist, pianist, and gospel choir. ~ William Ruhlmann & Corey Apar
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Albums by
The Used

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    Imagine

    15 songs

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    Vulnerable (Deluxe Version)

    11 songs

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    Artwork

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    Shallow Believer

    11 songs

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    Lies for the Liars

    11 songs

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    Lies for the Liars

    13 songs

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    In Love and Death [Bonus Track]

    22 songs

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    Maybe Memories

    13 songs

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    The Used

    11 songs

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    Imaginary Enemy

    5 songs

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    The Ocean of the Sky

    32 songs

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    Vulnerable II

    4 songs

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    Rdio Presents Vulnerable Release Show [Live Version]

    12 songs

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    Vulnerable

    3 songs

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    The Bird And the Worm [Int'l Maxi Single]

    1 song

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    Cry

    1 song

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    Hands and Faces

    1 song

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    I Come Alive

    2 songs

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    Untitled

    1 song

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    Born To Quit

    1 song

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    Blood on My Hands

    2 songs

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    The Bird and the Worm [Int'l 2-Track]

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    Something Safe

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    All That I've Got [Digital 1 Track Acoustic]

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Top Songs by
The Used

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  2.   Under Pressure by My Chemical Romance
  3.   The Taste of Ink
  4.   I Come Alive
  5.   The Bird And The Worm
  6.   Blue and Yellow
  7.   Put Me Out
  8.   Alone This Holiday
  9.   Cry
  10.   Buried Myself Alive
  11.   Burning Down the House
  12.   Hands and Faces
  13.   Pretty Handsome Awkward
  14.   All That I've Got
  15.   Take It Away
  16.   Revolution
  17.   I Caught Fire
  18.   Blood on My Hands
  19.   A Box Full of Sharp Objects
  20.   Let It Bleed
  21.   I'm a Fake
  22.   On My Own
  23.   Poetic Tragedy
  24.   Maybe Memories
  25.   Noise and Kisses
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