Come Clean (Puddle of Mudd album)

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Come Clean
PuddleOfMudd - ComeClean.jpg
Studio album by Puddle of Mudd
Released August 28, 2001
Recorded October 2000 – January 2001
Genre Post-grunge[1][2]
Length 48:14
Producer John Kurzweg
Puddle of Mudd chronology
Come Clean
Life on Display
Singles from Come Clean
  1. "Control"
    Released: July 17, 2001
  2. "Blurry"
    Released: October 29, 2001
  3. "Drift & Die"
    Released: April 23, 2002
  4. "She Hates Me"
    Released: August 13, 2002

Come Clean is the second studio album by the rock band Puddle of Mudd. Released on August 28, 2001, the album's music was responsible for breaking Puddle of Mudd into the mainstream music scene. It features the singles "Control," "Blurry," "Drift & Die" and "She Hates Me". Various tracks were re-recorded from the band's previous releases, Stuck and Abrasive. The album reached the US Billboard 200, peaking at number nine.

The album has sold over 5,000,000 copies[3] and was certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyC[5]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[7]

Come Clean received mixed reviews from critics. AllMusic and Rolling Stone said that Puddle of Mudd did not stand out with their album.[4][7] Alternatively, Stephanie Dickison of PopMatters heavily praised Come Clean and called it an "album of the year".[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Wes Scantlin except where noted.

  • Scantlin
  • Bradley Stewart
2."Drift & Die"
3."Out of My Head" 3:43
4."Nobody Told Me" 5:22
  • Wes Scantlin
  • Doug Ardito
  • Jimmy Allen
6."She Hates Me"
  • Scantlin
  • Allen
7."Bring Me Down" 4:03
8."Never Change" 3:59
9."Basement" 4:22
10."Said" 4:08
11."Piss It All Away" 5:39

Some copies of the album have one or both of the following bonus tracks:

  • "Abrasive" – 3:14
  • "Control" (Acoustic) – 4:09



  1. ^ Tim Grierson. "Puddle of Mudd". Archived from the original on March 26, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Life on Display - Puddle of Mudd". AllMusic. 
  3. ^ Dinsdale, Nathan (2003-12-04). "The Prodigal Son". The Pitch. Kansas City, Missouri. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  4. ^ a b Love, Bret. "Come Clean - Puddle of Mudd". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  5. ^ Browne, David (2002-03-08). "Reviews for Come Clean, Hoobastank's Hoobastank, The Calling's Camino Palmero and Default's The Fallout". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  6. ^ Gardner, Noel (2001-09-27). "Puddle of Mudd: Come Clean". NME. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  7. ^ a b Kemp, Rob (2001-10-02). "Puddle Of Mudd: Come Clean : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007.  Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
  8. ^ SummertimeBlues (2001-08-06). "Come Clean review". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  9. ^ Dickinson, Stephanie. "Puddle of Mudd: Come Clean". Popmatters. Retrieved 18 June 2017.