2 (Sneaky Sound System album)

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2
Studio album by Sneaky Sound System
Released 16 August 2008 (2008-08-16)
(see release history)
Genre Electropop, dance
Label Whack
Producer Black Angus & Donnie Sloan
Sneaky Sound System chronology
Sneaky Sound System
(2006)
2
(2008)
Sneak Preview – Mixes and Remixes
(2008)
Singles from 2
  1. "Kansas City"
    Released: 12 July 2008
  2. "When We Were Young"
    Released: 15 November 2008
  3. "16"
    Released: 14 February 2009
  4. "It's Not My Problem"
    Released: 4 September 2009

2 is the second studio album by Australian music collective Sneaky Sound System, released on 16 August 2008.

Information[edit]

The album was produced by Black Angus and Donnie Sloan and mixed by ‘Spike’ Stent and Paul PDub Walton (Madonna, Björk, Massive Attack, Gwen Stefani) at Olympic Studios in London. The first single to be released from the album Kansas City was released on 12 July 2008. The album was available for pre-order on the Australian iTunes Store.[1]

Singles[edit]

  1. "Kansas City" was the first single off the album, it was released on 12 July 2008. The song debuted on the Australian chart at 16 and peaked four weeks later at 14, becoming their second biggest hit after "UFO". On the twelfth week it dropped to 45 and the next week dropped out of the top 50.
  2. "When We Were Young" was the second single off the album, it was released on 15 November 2008. The song did not show as much success as "Kansas City", it was their second single not to enter the top 100 after "Tease Me" but it did chart at 16 on the dance chart and 7 on the independent chart, the remix also charted at 9 in the club chart.
  3. "16" was the third single off the album, it was released on 14 February 2009. The song was announced on their official website.[2]
  4. "It's Not My Problem" was the fourth and final single off the album, it was released on 4 September 2009. It has reached a peak of No. 8 on the Australian Club Chart[3] and No. 79 on the Australian Airplay Chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Angus McDonald, Connie Mitchell. 

Australian release (WHACK09\WHACK09USB)
No. Title Length
1. "Kansas City"   3:57
2. "16"   3:45
3. "When We Were Young"   3:44
4. "It's Not My Problem"   4:53
5. "I Just Don't Want to be Loved"   4:23
6. "Lost In the Future"   3:45
7. "Because of You People Say I'm Crazy"   3:45
8. "Don't Get You"   4:00
9. "I Want Everything"   3:50
10. "Where Do I Begin?"   4:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Connie Mitchell – vocals
  • Black Angus – writer and producer[6]
  • Donnie Sloan – producer[7]
  • Spike Stent – producer (mixer)[7]
  • Paul PDub Walton – producer (mixer)[7]

Release history[edit]

The album was released in Australia on 16 August 2008 with a limited edtition disc containing remixes from their debut album Sneaky Sound System as well as the singles from this album.[8]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 16 August 2008 Whack CD, digital download WHACK09
CD WHACK09BONUS
29 November 2008 USB WHACK09USB

Charts[edit]

In Australia, the album debuted at #1, selling 8870 copies,[9] beating out the previous #1, the Mamma Mia! soundtrack which sold 7651 copies.[9]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[10] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Pre-Order AUS iTunes Store
  2. ^ "Sneaky Sound System". Sneaky Sound System. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Top 50 Club Chart - Australian Record Industry Association". Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Australian Music Report Weekly Hot 100.". Archived from the original on 22 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Limited Edition Bonus Disc". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  6. ^ Sneaky Sound System 2 Sydney Morning Herald Retrieved on 5 November 2008
  7. ^ a b c Sneaky Sound System. Sneaky Sound System @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (29/08/08) Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
  8. ^ Sneaky Sound System / 2 (Two) (CD) Archived May 22, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ a b "Sneaky Sound System Tops Aussie Chart - Undercover.fm News". Undercover.com.au. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "2 Australian Chart Run". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
Preceded by
Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack by the Mamma Mia! film cast
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
25 August 2008
Succeeded by
All Hope Is Gone by Slipknot