Black Rainbows

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Black Rainbows
Black Rainbows.jpg
Studio album by Brett Anderson
Released 26 September 2011
Genre Indie rock
Length 39:27
Label B A Songs
Producer Brett Anderson, Leo Abrahams
Brett Anderson chronology
Slow Attack
Black Rainbows
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars link
Clash 5/10 link
Filter 82% link
The Independent 3/5 stars link
musicOMH 3.5/5 stars link
NME 7/10 link
Pitchfork 5.8/10 link
PopMatters 7/10 link
DIY 6/10 link

Black Rainbows is the fourth solo album by the English singer-songwriter Brett Anderson, released on 26 September 2011.[2]

Anderson has stated that Black Rainbows will be "restless, noisy and dynamic." and described it as a return to the rock band format.[2][3]

Critically, the album was a major improvement than previous records as it garnered generally favourable reviews from critics, scoring 64 based on 13 critics at aggregator website Metacritic.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Brett Anderson, Leo Abrahams, Leopold Ross and Seb Rochford except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Unsung"   4:11
2. "Brittle Heart"   4:08
3. "Crash About to Happen"   3:37
4. "I Count the Times"   3:48
5. "The Exiles"   3:49
6. "This Must Be Where It Ends" Anderson, Ross, Abrahams 3:57
7. "Actors"   3:36
8. "In the House of Numbers"   4:10
9. "Thin Men Dancing"   3:15
10. "Possession"   4:54