Burning Cities

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Burning Cities
Skids - Burning Cities Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released12 January 2018
Length44:02
ProducerYouth
Skids chronology
Joy
(1981)
Burning Cities
(2018)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic64/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Classic Rock2.5/5 stars[2]
Cryptic Rock4/5 stars[3]
The Daily Mirror4/5 stars[4]
Record Collector3/5 stars[5]
Uncut7/10 [6]
The Herald3.5/5 stars[7]

Burning Cities is the fifth studio album by Scottish punk rock and new wave band Skids,[8] released on 12 January 2018. Produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth, this is the band's first studio album in 36 years, since the release of Joy in November 1981. It is their first album to feature Big Country father-and-son guitarists, Bruce and Jamie Watson, the second with drummer Mike Baillie, and third with founding bassist Wiliam Simpson. Tracks 5, 7, 9 and 11 are co-written by Martin Metcalfe.[9] The album reached number 28 in the charts.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."This Is Our World"4:28
2."One Last Chance"3:11
3."Kaputt"3:55
4."A World On Fire"4:23
5."Burning Cities"3:45
6."Up On The Moors"3:33
7."Refugee"4:47
8."Subbotnik"4:47
9."Kings Of The New World Order"4:02
10."Into The Void"2:39
11."Desert Dust"4:32

Personnel[edit]

Skids

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[11] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Burning Cities by Skids". Metacritic CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Roberts, Chris. "Skids Burning Cities Review". Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ Vera Mella, Alfie (8 January 2018). "Skids - Burning Cities (Album Review)". Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Skids - Burning Cities". The Daily Mirror. 6 January 2018.
  5. ^ Glen, Allan. "The Skids - Burning Cities". Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  6. ^ Staunton, Terry (December 2017). "Skids - Burning Cities". Uncut.
  7. ^ Williams, Martin. "Review - Burning Cities is the Skids' first album in 36 years". Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  8. ^ Phink, AJ (November 28, 2016). "The Skids To Release Comeback Album 'Burning Cities'". thepunksite.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  9. ^ "Vinyl Album - Skids - Burning Cities - Nobad - UK". Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2018.