Black Rainbows

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Black Rainbows
Black Rainbows.jpg
Studio album by
Released26 September 2011
GenreIndie rock
LabelB A Songs
ProducerBrett Anderson, Leo Abrahams
Brett Anderson chronology
Slow Attack
Black Rainbows
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars link
Clash5/10 link
Filter82% link
The Independent3/5 stars link
musicOMH3.5/5 stars link
NME7/10 link
Pitchfork5.8/10 link
PopMatters7/10 link
DIY6/10 link

Black Rainbows is the fourth solo album by the English singer-songwriter Brett Anderson, released on 26 September 2011.[3]

Anderson has stated that Black Rainbows will be "restless, noisy and dynamic." and described it as a return to the rock band format.[3][4]

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.[2]

Track listing[edit]

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

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, Abrahams3:57
7."Actors" 3:36
8."In the House of Numbers" 4:10
9."Thin Men Dancing" 3:15
10."Possession" 4:54


  1. ^ "Brett Anderson - Black Rainbows". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Metacritic - Black Rainbows". Metacritic. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Suede's Brett Anderson Announces New Album and Live Dates". NME. 19 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Brett Anderson Reveals Details of New Album Black Rainbows" Archived 5 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. artrocker. 15 July 2011.