Be Strong (album)

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Be Strong
Be Strong (The 2 Bears album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by The 2 Bears
Released 30 January 2012
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Electronic
Label Mercury
Singles from Be Strong
  1. "Bear Hug"
    Released: 29 May 2011
  2. "Work"
    Released: 1 January 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Beats per Minute78%[1]
Clash8/10[2]
Consequence of SoundC-[3]
DIY7/10[4]
Drowned in Sound8/10[5]
The Guardian4/5 stars[6]
NME7/10[7]
The Observer4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork Media7.3/10[9]
State4/5 stars[10]

Be Strong is the debut studio album by London-based musical duo The 2 Bears. It was released on 30 January 2012 in the United Kingdom. The album includes the singles "Bear Hug" and "Work".

Singles[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Birds & the Bees"4:21
2."Be Strong"4:42
3."Bear Hug"4:05
4."Work"4:12
5."Warm & Easy"3:02
6."Take a Look Around"5:16
7."Ghosts & Zombies"4:04
8."Time in Mind"3:07
9."Increase Your Faith"4:20
10."Heart of the Congos"5:04
11."Get Together"3:53
12."Church"6:01
13."Shakedown"10:55

Chart performance[edit]

On 5 February 2012 the album entered the UK Albums Chart at number 35.

Chart (2012) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[11] 35

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format(s) Label
United Kingdom 30 January 2012[12] Digital download Southern Fried Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burg, Erik (31 January 2012). "Album Review: The 2 Bears – Be Strong". Beats per Minute. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Oliver, Matt (23 January 2012). "The 2 Bears – Be Strong". Clash. Music Republic Ltd. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Hardy, Tony (31 January 2012). "The 2 Bears – Be Strong". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Young, Martyn (30 January 2012). "The 2 Bears – Be Strong". DIY. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Leedham, Robert (25 January 2012). "Album Review: The 2 Bears – Be Strong". Drowned in Sound. Silentway. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Petridis, Alexis (19 January 2012). "The 2 Bears: Be Strong – review". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Martin, Dan (27 January 2012). "The 2 Bears – 'Be Strong'". NME. Inspire. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Empire, Kitty (29 January 2012). "The 2 Bears: Be Strong – review". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Colly, Joe (30 January 2012). "The 2 Bears: Be Strong". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Manning, Kara (25 January 2012). "The 2 Bears – Be Strong". State. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. 
  12. ^ Be Strong: 2 Bears: Amazon.co.uk: Music