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Download links and information about II by Bad Books. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 40:31 minutes.

Artist: Bad Books
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 40:31
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No. Title Length
1. The After Party 3:33
2. No Reward 3:22
3. Forest Whitaker 3:40
4. It Never Stops 3:20
5. Pyotr 3:42
6. Friendly Advice 3:47
7. No Sides 3:27
8. Petite Mort 3:23
9. 42 2:24
10. Lost Creek 4:43
11. Ambivalent Peaks 5:10



Andy Hull’s admirable work with the Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine’s provocative solo releases are relevant to the music on II—but these songs stand on their own as finely crafted and often moving expressions of longing. Here, Bad Books achieve a lean, taut sound that shifts from surging power-pop exercises like “No Reward” to quietly intense guitar/vocal numbers like “Lost Creek.” Hull’s Manchester Orchestra mates Jonathan Corley and drummer Ben Homola provide sturdy rhythmic support, with guitarist Robert McDowell and keyboardist Chris Freeman adding sparse but telling instrumental colors. The lyrics are exquisitely detailed and shot through with angst, reaching a level of romantic obsession worthy of early Jonathan Richman. “The After Party,” “Forest Whitaker," and “It Never Stops” temper their torment with dark flashes of humor. Especially haunting—and perversely funny—is “Pyotr,” a tale of love and revenge in Czarist Russia. Hull and Devine seamlessly fuse their individual visions of heartache, keeping listeners focused on their disquieting confessions along with the overall finesse of their music.