Banks (album)

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Banks
Studio album by Paul Banks
Released October 22, 2012
Genre Alternative rock
Length 39:46
Label Matador Records
Producer Paul Banks, Peter Katis
Paul Banks chronology
Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper
(2009)
Banks
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (65/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars [3]
Drowned In Sound (7/10) [4]
Earbuddy (7.0/10)[5]
Mojo (8/10)[6]
musicOMH 4/5 stars [7]
NME (8/10) [8]
Pitchfork Media (5.8/10) [9]
This Is Fake DIY (8/10) [10]

Banks is the second solo studio album by Paul Banks, the lead singer of the band Interpol. It was released on October 22, 2012.[11] The first single is the opening track, "The Base".

Recording[edit]

Banks was recorded in New York and Connecticut with producer Peter Katis.

Reception[edit]

Banks has received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 65, based on 23 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[12]

Track listing[edit]

The track listing was announced by NME, on August 6, 2012.

No. Title Length
1. "The Base"   3:54
2. "Over My Shoulder"   3:25
3. "Arise, Awake"   4:18
4. "Young Again"   3:52
5. "Lisbon"   3:17
6. "I’ll Sue You"   4:21
7. "Paid For That"   3:33
8. "Another Chance"   4:35
9. "No Mistakes"   3:53
10. "Summertime Is Coming"   4:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banks Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. Paul Banks: Banks > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  3. ^ "Album Review: Paul Banks – Banks". Consequence of Sound. 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  4. ^ Clark, Jon (2012-10-22). "Paul Banks - Banks / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  5. ^ Taft, Scott (2012-10-24). "Paul Banks - Banks Review". Earbuddy. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  6. ^ "Paul Banks - Banks Review for Mojo". 
  7. ^ "Paul Banks - Banks | album reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  8. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Paul Banks – ‘Banks’". Nme.Com. 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  9. ^ "Paul Banks: Banks | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  10. ^ "Paul Banks - Banks | Album Reviews | DIY". Thisisfakediy.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  11. ^ "Interpol's Paul Banks announces new solo album 'Banks'". NME. 
  12. ^ "Banks - Paul Banks". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 10, 2012.