The album was not quite as commercially successful as Halliwell's debut album Schizophonic, but it still sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. It received mixed to negative reviews from critics.
The album includes a cover version of The Weather Girls' "It's Raining Men" (1983), which became Halliwell's fourth UK number-one hit single. The title track, "Scream If You Wanna Go Faster" is Halliwell's most rock-based song to date, and was inspired by her listening to Led Zeppelin the previous summer as encouraged by close friend, Robbie Williams. Halliwell commented about the album: "There's deeper meaning underneath if you care and choose to look. Some of it is deep as a puddle, some of it is a bottomless pit, like a well".
Although not as successful as her debut album Schizophonic, it reached a peak position of number five on the UK Albums Chart. With first-week sales of 35,000 copies and total sales of 155,000, it became the 127th best selling album of 2001 in the United Kingdom. Sales in the United Kingdom ensured Gold status. It eventually received an American release digitally via the iTunes Store on 30 October 2007.
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone