This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank

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This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
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Studio album by Adebisi Shank
Released 20 August 2010
Genre Math rock
Length 39:05
Label Richter Collective
Adebisi Shank chronology
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(2008)This Is the Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank2008
This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
(2010)
This Is the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
(2014)This Is the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank2014

This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank is the second studio album by Irish math rock band Adebisi Shank. It was released on 20 August 2010 through Richter Collective.

Composition[edit]

The album was seen as having a more cohesive development over their previous album. The band has stated that the first album's tracks were written by individual members and then the product was finished by the group, whereas the second album was written by the three of them collaboratively.[1][2] With the band describing the whole writing process as "a lot more cohesive and diverse and fun." [1] The album features guest appearances from Conor O'Brien of Villagers and Richie Egan of Jape.

Title and packaging[edit]

The album art is seen as depicting two zebras with a "Tron-style neon landscape" which is seen as aptly describing the feeling behind the album itself.[3] The track titled "(-_-)" is named after the Japanese emoticon that translates to "meh".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolute Punk (89%)[5]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Alter The Press 5/5 stars[6]
Oklahoma Gazette (Favourable)[7]
Pop Matters (8/10)[8]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[9]
This Is Book's Music (Favourable)[10]

Accolades[edit]

Choice Music Prize

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2010 This is the Second Album of a band called Adebisi Shank Irish Album of the Year 2011 Nominated[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Larry Kaye, Vinny McCreith and Mick Roe.

No. Title Length
1. "International Dreambeat" 3:51
2. "Masa" 3:45
3. "Genki Shank" 4:47
4. "Micromachines" 3:37
5. "(-_-)" 2:04
6. "Logdrum" 6:05
7. "Bones" 2:53
8. "Frunk" 3:06
9. "Europa" 3:57
10. "Century City" 5:05
Total length: 39:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart (IRMA)[11] 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Straight From the Mouth of Adebisi Shank". Back Stage Noise. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Kev Donnellan (28 July 2010). "Q & A with Adebisi Shank". meg. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Breaking Tunes - Adebisi Shank". Breaking Tunes. First Music Contact. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Dave Donnelly. "This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank - Adebisi Shank : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Sean Rizzo. "Adebisi Shank - This is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank - Album Review - AbsolutePunk.net". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Connor O’Brien. Alter The Press "Album Review: Adebisi Shank - This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank" Check |url= value (help). Alter The Press. Buzz Media. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Stephen Carradini (9 March 2011). "Adebisi Shank — This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank". Oklahoma Gazette. Gazette Media, Inc. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  8. ^ John Calvert (11 April 2011). "Adebisi Shank: This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank". Pop Matters. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  9. ^ Dave Donnelly (22 August 2010). "Adebisi Shank - This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called... (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "REVIEW: Adebisi Shank's "This Is The Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank"". This Is Book's Music. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "irishcharts.com - Discography Adebisi Shank". Irish Recorded Music Association. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 August 2012.