|Studio album by CSS|
|Released||July 21, 2008|
|Recorded||Trama Studios, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Genre||Indie rock, synthpop|
|Label||Sub Pop / Warner Bros. Records|
|Singles from Donkey|
|Drowned in Sound||(5/10)|
Donkey is the second album of Brazilian electro/rock band CSS, released on July 21, 2008. Seventeen songs were recorded at Trama Studios São Paulo, of which eleven appear on the album. Donkey follows their critically acclaimed debut album Cansei de Ser Sexy.
The album was released in Canada and the United States by label Sub Pop, in Europe by Warner Bros. Records, and Japan by KSR. In initial reviews of the album, critics noted a more polished approach to CSS' sound and production techniques.
Donkey debuted at number 37 on the Irish Albums Chart, at number 32 on the UK Albums Chart, at number 22 on the Finnish Albums Chart, at number 54 on the French Albums Chart and at number 189 on the Billboard 200.
Official track listing:
- "Jager Yoga" (Adriano Cintra/Ana Rezende dos Anjos/Carolina Parra/Luiza Sá/Lovefoxxx) — 3:49
- "Rat Is Dead (Rage)" (Adriano Cintra) — 3:19
- "Let's Reggae All Night" (Adriano Cintra/Lovefoxxx) — 3:54
- "Give Up" (Adriano Cintra/Luiza Sá) — 3:21
- "Left Behind" (Adriano Cintra) — 3:31
- "Beautiful Song" (Adriano Cintra/Lovefoxxx) — 3:28
- "How I Became Paranoid" (Adriano Cintra) — 3:26
- "Move" (Adriano Cintra/Luiza Sá/Lovefoxxx) — 3:53
- "I Fly" (Adriano Cintra) — 3:17
- "Believe Achieve" (Adriano Cintra/Lovefoxxx) — 3:36
- "Air Painter" (Adriano Cintra/Lovefoxxx) — 3:48
- iTunes bonus track (US) / pre-order only track (UK)
- "Hit and Run"
- Bonus disc ^^
- "Hit and Run"
- "Blackwing" (Adriano Cintra) ^
- "I Fly" (demo) ^
- Other recorded tracks
^ B-sides to "Left Behind" single.
^^ A limited bonus disc included as a gift for pre-orderers.
The first single is "Rat Is Dead (Rage)", which was made available for free download on the band's official website on April 28, 2008. The second single, "Left Behind", was released physically on July 14, 2008 and charted at number 78 in the UK Singles Chart. The third single, "Move", was released on October 13, 2008. They shot a music video in Spain, directed by Keith Schofield, it can be seen on YouTube.
- Adriano Cintra – bass, vocals, background vocals
- Lovefoxxx – vocals
- Ana Rezende aka Ana Rezende dos Anjos - guitars and keyboards
- Carolina Parra – guitar, background vocals
- Luiza Sá – guitar, keyboards, cowbell
- Jon Harper – drums
- AllMusic review
- Drowned in Sound review
- The Guardian review
- NME review
- NOW review
- The Observer review
- Pitchfork Media review
- Q review
- Rolling Stone review
- The Times review
- Toronto Star review
- Uncut review
- "Track-by-track review of Donkey on The Quietus". thequietus.com. 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- The Sky Report: CSS - Donkey (preview!)
- Irish Albums Chart
- UK Albums Chart
- Finnish Albums Chart
- French Albums Chart
- Donkey's Billboard Review
- Donkey pre-order at the CSS Store.
- Donkey pre-order at iTunes Store.
- CSS to release 'Move' single
- Official 'Move' music video on YouTube