shame

Drunk Tank Pink

2021

This album was released 39 weeks ago.

77% ±8% 15 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Alphabet
2 Nigel Hitter
3 Born in Luton
4 March Day
5 Water in the Well
6 Snow Day
7 Human, for a Minute
8 Great Dog
9 6/1
10 Harsh Degrees
11 Station Wagon
Rating Source
77% 4WIM Rating
90% Music OMH Having lived through, and at times contributed to, a time when the use of ‘angular’ to describe music hit saturation point, thinking of applying it now does cause a certain gag reflex to be invoked.
87% Consequence of Sound The result, inspired by raucous nights out, existential 21st century desperation, and hours spent prodding at humanity’s own tender throbbing core in a tiny room painted soft pink, is their sophomore album, Drunk Tank Pink.
83% Nöjesguiden Shame levererar högkvalitativ indiepunk i bandets andra studioalbum Drunk Tank Pink.  Skivan är högljudd och fylld av vitalitet utan att låta för kaosartad eller spretig, även om kaoset är ständigt närvarande.
83% Gaffa (Sweden) Här finns också albumets höjdpunkter, de dova och dramatiska Snow Day och Human, For A Minute, där Steen utvecklar sina känslor av vilsenhet och utanförskap.  Visst finns stunder där idéerna inte håller måttet och bandet tuggar på tomgång, men rent generellt är Shames musik mer nyfiken, nyanserad och nervig än genrekollegor som Idles, The Murder Capital och Fat White Family.
81% Earbuddy Drunk Tank Pink, Shame‘s sophomore record, promises all the growth you can expect on an album number two.
80% contactmusic.com Almost three years to the day that Shame released their visceral debut album Songs Of Praise they are releasing the follow up, Drunk Tank Pink.
80% DIY Magazine Colour theory nerds might recognise ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ as the name of a shade psychologists once used in prison cells to calm violent inmates.
80% The Line of Best Fit
80% No Ripcord The South London band's promising debut, Songs of Praise, was also an exercise in soaking up all the influences they had acquired over the years.
80% Pop Matters It was just a few days before their debut, Songs of Praise would lead to a torrent of adulation from the British music press.
78% Paste Magazine Everything about Shame and their emergence a few years ago was surrounded by chaos—but the South London band seemed enraptured by it.
70% Under the Radar Magazine Jan 15, 2021 Web Exclusive By Ian King A natural impulse for rock bands coming off their debut is to go bigger on the second album.
70% Loud & Quiet Since then, the South London scene that the band are synonymous with has grown from relative obscurity to dominating the UK alternative charts.
60% Irish Times For a band such as Shame, whose 2018 debut, Songs of Praise, was adored to the hilt (“a record that revels in delivering dirty, nasty rotten little thrills”, opined Clash magazine), last year’s sudden withdrawal from their intense lifestyle had its drawbacks.
60% The Guardian You can understand the urge to write them – they proliferate on second albums, when artists who have done almost nothing except tour since their debut search for inspiration – but, nevertheless, attempting to elicit sympathy for a rock band among people who do a proper job for a living always seems dementedly optimistic.