After Dark 2

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After Dark 2
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Compilation album by various artists
Released May 17, 2013 (2013-05-17)
Recorded 2012
Genre Synthpop, Italo disco, post-punk revival, indie rock
Length 78:16
Label Italians Do It Better
Producer Johnny Jewel
various artists chronology
After Dark
(2007)After Dark2007
After Dark 2
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 83/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
NME 8/10[3]
Paste 8.5/10[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[5]
PopMatters 8/10[6]

After Dark 2 is a compilation album featuring artists from the label Italians Do It Better. The album was released on May 17, 2013 and produced by Johnny Jewel. It is a sequel to the 2007 album After Dark.[7] Artists and bands featured on the album include Glass Candy, Desire, Chromatics, Mirage, Appaloosa, Symmetry, Twisted Wires, Farah, and Mike Simonetti.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Warm in the Winter" Ida No, John David V Glass Candy 6:44
2. "Tears from Heaven" V Desire 5:11
3. "Let's Kiss" V Mirage 9:05
4. "Fill the Blanks" Anne-Laure Keib, Max Krefeld, V Appaloosa 3:52
5. "Looking for Love" V Chromatics 5:30
6. "Heart of Darkness" Nat Walker, V Symmetry 3:56
7. "Camera" Adam Miller, V Chromatics 4:30
8. "Half Lives" Richard Durham, V Twisted Wires 4:38
9. "The Possessed" No, V Glass Candy 5:49
10. "Cherry" Miller, V Chromatics 4:32
11. "Beautiful Object" No, V Glass Candy 5:03
12. "Into Eternity" Farah Holly, V Farah 5:22
13. "Intimate" Keib, Krefeld, V Appaloosa 5:02
14. "The Magician" Simonetti, V Mike Simonetti 3:59
15. "Redheads Feel More Pain" No, V Glass Candy 5:08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "After Dark, Vol. 2 – Various Artists". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "After Dark, Vol. 2 – Various Artists". AllMusic. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Pattison, Louis (June 17, 2013). "Various Artists – 'After Dark 2'". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ Cosores, Phillip (May 21, 2013). "Various Artists: After Dark 2". Paste. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gaerig, Andrew (May 31, 2013). "Various Artists: After Dark 2". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ James, Matt (June 26, 2013). "Various Artists: After Dark 2". PopMatters. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ Minsker, Evan (2013-05-17). "Italians Do It Better Release After Dark 2 Comp Featuring Chromatics, Glass Candy, More". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved June 29, 2013.