Hot Shots II

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Hot Shots II
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Studio album by The Beta Band
Released 7 July 2001 (Japan)
16 July 2001 (UK)
17 July 2001 (US)
Recorded 2001
Genre Electronic
Rock
Length 45:52
Label Toshiba-EMI TOCP 65723
Regal REG59CD (UK)
Astralwerks ASW 10446 (US)
Producer The Beta Band, Colin Emmanuel
The Beta Band chronology
The Beta Band
(1999)The Beta Band1999
Hot Shots II
(2001)
Heroes to Zeros
(2004)Heroes to Zeros2004

Hot Shots II is The Beta Band's second studio album, released in July 2001.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 77/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Muzik 4/5[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 8.6/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Spin 7/10[10]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Hot Shots II at number 118 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[11] The album is also included in the 2010 edition of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[12] Kludge ranked it at number one on their list of top 10 albums of 2001.[13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Squares" – 3:46
  2. "Al Sharp" – 3:34
  3. "Human Being" – 4:31
  4. "Gone" – 3:41
  5. "Dragon" – 4:56
  6. "Broke" – 4:40
  7. "Quiet" – 4:49
  8. "Alleged" – 5:30
  9. "Life" – 3:50
  10. "Eclipse" – 6:35
  11. "Won" (Japan / U.S. bonus track) – 5:58

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Hot Shots II by Beta Band". Metacritic. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Hot Shots II – The Beta Band". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Browne, David (20 July 2001). "The Beta Band: Hot Shots II". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Costa, Maddy (13 July 2001). "Tales of the unexpected". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Bell, Duncan (August 2001). "The Beta Band: Hot Shots 2 (Regal)". Muzik (75): 73. 
  6. ^ Pattison, Louis (14 July 2001). "Beta Band: Hot Shots II". NME. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  7. ^ LeMay, Matt (30 June 2001). "The Beta Band: Hot Shots II". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "The Beta Band: Hot Shots II". Q (180): 97. Summer 2001. 
  9. ^ Hendrickson, Matt (19 July 2001). "The Beta Band: Hot Shots II". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 12 May 2006. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  10. ^ Ryan, Chris (August 2001). "The Beta Band: Hot Shots II". Spin. 17 (8): 129. Retrieved 19 June 2017. 
  11. ^ Pitchfork staff (28 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  12. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 
  13. ^ Perez, Arturo. "Top 10 Albums of 2001". Kludge. Archived from the original on July 22, 2004. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 

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