Banks (album)

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Banks
Banks (Paul Banks album).jpg
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)Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper2009
Banks
(2012)
Everybody on My Dick Like They Supposed to Be
(2013)Everybody on My Dick Like They Supposed to Be2013
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", which spent 7 weeks on the Mexico Ingles Airplay chart, peaking at #43.[12]

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".[13]

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

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[14] 175
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Albums[14] 7
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums[14] 41

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. ^ "Billboard.biz". Billboard. 
  13. ^ "Banks - Paul Banks". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c "Billboard Charts - Paul Banks". Billboard. Retrieved 13 December 2005.