Bang Bang Rock & Roll

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Bang Bang Rock & Roll
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Studio album by Art Brut
Released 30 May 2005 (2005-05-30)
Recorded The Exchange and Apollo Control
Genre Indie rock
Art punk
Garage punk
Garage rock
Length 34:40
Label Fierce Panda
Producer John Fortis, Howard Gray
Art Brut chronology
Bang Bang Rock & Roll
(2005)
Art Brut Live At Schubas 11/15/2005
(2005)
Singles from Bang Bang Rock & Roll
  1. "Formed a Band"
    Released: 29 March 2004
  2. "Modern Art/My Little Brother"
    Released: 6 December 2004
  3. "Emily Kane"
    Released: 2 May 2005
  4. "Good Weekend"
    Released: 26 September 2005

Bang Bang Rock & Roll is the debut studio album by British rock band Art Brut. It was re-released in 2006 with bonus CD.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 83/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club A−[3]
Blender 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
NME 7/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 8.9/10[8]
Spin B+[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[10]
The Village Voice A−[11]

Bang Bang Rock & Roll was released to highly positive reviews from music critics; on the review aggregator site Metacritic, the album holds a score of 83, indicating "universal acclaim".[1] The music review online magazine Pitchfork Media placed Bang Bang Rock & Roll at number 192 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  • A hidden track; "Subliminal Desire for Adventure", can be found in the pregap of the CD—the first track must be rewound to hear the song.
No. Title Length
1. "Formed a Band"   2:58
2. "My Little Brother"   2:23
3. "Emily Kane"   2:41
4. "Rusted Guns of Milan"   3:45
5. "Modern Art"   2:23
6. "Good Weekend"   2:49
7. "Bang Bang Rock & Roll"   2:14
8. "Fight!"   2:37
9. "Moving to L.A."   3:29
10. "Bad Weekend"   3:03
11. "Stand Down"   2:51
12. "18,000 Lira"   1:13

In other media[edit]

The first track from the album, "Formed a Band" was featured on the video game FIFA Street 2, as well as an episode of ITV's Lewis, the popular Inspector Morse spin-off.[13] An earlier version of the song had previously been released on "The New Cross: An Angular Sampler", a compilation album released by Angular Records in 2003; and as a single on Rough Trade Records in 2004.[14]

"Moving to L.A." was featured on "Bring Your Own Poison: The Rhythm Factory sessions". The single 'Good Weekend' has been featured on the Channel 4 programme Skins[15] as well as the romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck.[16] Although it wasn't released as a single, the album track "Fight!" was used in British teen soap Hollyoaks, while the album's title track, "Bang Bang, Rock & Roll", was featured on the Xbox 360 video game Saints Row as well as the 2012 Chevrolet "Chevy Sonic" Super Bowl Commercial. It was also covered by the American indie rock band We Are Scientists on their 2006 b-sides album Crap Attack.

Credits[edit]

Art Brut - Pitchfork Festival 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Bang Bang Rock & Roll by Art Brut". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Bang Bang Rock & Roll – Art Brut". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Phipps, Keith (5 July 2006). "Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Reynolds, Simon (September 2005). "Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll". Blender (40): 131. Archived from the original on 7 August 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (20 May 2005). "Art Brut, Bang Bang Rock'n'Roll". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll". Mojo (139): 100. June 2005. 
  7. ^ "Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll". NME: 65. 21 May 2005. 
  8. ^ Mitchum, Rob (2 June 2005). "Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Breakdown". Spin. 21 (6): 108. June 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll". Uncut (97): 100. June 2005. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (23 August 2005). "Consumer Guide: Gypsy Part of Town". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Pitchfork staff (28 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "Pilot". Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  14. ^ Argos, Eddie (2015). I Formed a Band. ISBN 9783981734607. 
  15. ^ "Music From Skins". Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  16. ^ "Good Luck Chuck". Retrieved 2012-02-03.