Bang Bang Rock & Roll

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Bang Bang Rock & Roll
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
Art Brut Live At Schubas 11/15/2005
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 album from British rock band Art Brut. It was re-released in 2006 with bonus CD.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating (65%) link
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.9/10) link
Playlouder 5/5 stars link
PopMatters (7/10) link
Robert Christgau A- link
Stylus Magazine A− link
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars link

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.[1] Despite "Emily Kane" missing the top 40 by two copies, the album is collectively highly regarded by all established music critics according to the reviews aggregator Metacritic, with a mark of 83 indicating "Universal acclaim".[2]

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 single 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.[3] An earlier version of the single had previously been released on "The New Cross: An Angular Sampler", a compilation album released by Angular Records in 2004. "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[4] as well as the romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck.[5] 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.


Art Brut - Pitchfork Festival 2006


  1. ^ Pitchfork staff (28 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Metacritic staff. "Bang Bang Rock & Roll by Art Brut". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pilot". Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Music From Skins". Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Good Luck Chuck". Retrieved 2012-02-03.