Hard rock, Pop punk
| September/October 2002|
41 minutes 0 seconds
| Making The Grade
Sincerely, Wasting Away
Making The Grade is Diffuser's second album. It featured the band moving away from the hard rock style on "Injury Loves Melody" to more of a pop punk style similar to Sum 41. The songs "I Wonder" and "Get It On" were used in the 2003 movie Freaky Friday. The song "Get It On" and "New High" also appeared on the soundtracks for the Outlaw Volleyball and NHL Hitz Pro video games, respectively.
It was produced by Mark Trombino, who has worked with bands such as blink-182, Jimmy Eat World, Sugarcult, and Finch.
All tracks written by Tomas Costanza except where otherwise stated.
Diffuser uses Mesa Boogie amps, Fender basses, Gibson guitars, Ernie Ball strings, Taylor acoustics, Pork Pie drums, Ampeg bass amps, and Bogner amps.Mark Trombino - Producer, Recording, Mixing
Jason Cupp - Assistant Engineer
Dean Nelson - Assistant Engineer
Justin Smith - Assistant Engineer
Dan Certa - Additional ProTools
Brian Gardner - Mastering
Peter Malkin - Management
Enny Joo - Art Direction and Design
Anthony Cangelosi - Art Direction and Design
Justin Stephens - Cover Photo
Debra Herman - Management
Jason Jordan - A+R
1New High2:42Making the Grade (album) Wikipedia
2Get It On3:10
3Only in the Movies2:56