From Chaos

From Chaos is the sixth studio album by 311, released on June 19, 2001.

In 2000, before this album was recorded and released they left Capricorn Records and switched to Volcano Records as their permanent label.

Singles from this album include "You Wouldn't Believe", "Amber", and "I'll Be Here Awhile".

From Chaos is the first album to ever be recorded in 311's current recording studio The Hive in North Hollywood, California.

The album was certified Gold, having sold over 500,000 copies.

"From Chaos" is an "Enchanced CD," featuring interviews with the band.

"Bomb the Town," "Will the World," "We Do It Like This," and "Dreamland" are b-sides from this CD. They can be heard on the bonus disc included with Enlarged to Show Detail 2.

Track listing

  1. "You Get Worked" (Music: Hexum/Sexton; Lyrics: Hexum/Martinez) - 2:51
  2. "Sick Tight" (Hexum; Hexum/Martinez) - 2:44
  3. "You Wouldn't Believe" (Hexum; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:40
  4. "Full Ride" (Sexton; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:07
  5. "From Chaos" (Hexum; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:15
  6. "I Told Myself" (Sexton/Hexum; Hexum/Martinez) - 4:10
  7. "Champagne" (Hexum/Mahoney; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:04
  8. "Hostile Apostle" (Hexum; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:44
  9. "Wake Your Mind Up" (Sexton/Wills; Hexum/Will Adams/Tre Hardson) - 3:12
  10. "Amber" (Hexum) - 3:29
  11. "Uncalm" (Hexum/Mahoney; Hexum/Martinez) - 3:11
  12. "I'll Be Here Awhile" (Hexum/Martinez) - 3:28

B-Sides & Outtakes

"are you ready?" (intro at concerts)


  • "Slappy" - Early demo for Wake Your Mind Up



Year Chart Position
2001 The Billboard 200 10


Year Single Chart Position
2001 "You Wouldn't Believe" Modern Rock Tracks 7
2001 "You Wouldn't Believe" Mainstream Rock Tracks 32
2001 "I'll Be Here Awhile" Modern Rock Tracks 15
2002 "Amber" Modern Rock Tracks 13


  • The Chinese characters in the liner notes of the album represent Energy, Clarity, Harmony, Courage, Wisdom and Enlightenment.
  • Nick Hexum wrote the lyrics for "I'll Be Here Awhile" at age 20.
  • The lyric "And if a person, place or thing can deliver/I will quiver with delight" in "I'll Be Here Awhile" was earlier used in the The 77s 1987 song "The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes and the Pride of Life."
  • Hexum wrote "Amber" about his then-fiancee Nicole Scherzinger lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls.

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