Paranoid and Sunburnt by Skunk Anansie

Published July 14, 2019

Paranoid and Sunburnt by Skunk Anansie

Album info

  • Title Paranoid and Sunburnt
  • Artist Skunk Anansie
  • Year 1996
  • Genre Rock


  1. Selling Jesus
  2. Intellectualise My Blackness
  3. I Can Dream
  4. Little Baby Swastika
  5. All in the Name of Pity
  6. Charity
  7. It Take Blood and Guts to Be This Cool but I’m Still Just a Cliché
  8. Weak
  9. And Here I Stand
  10. 100 Ways to Be a Good Girl
  11. Rise Up


I have a vague memory of Skunk Anansie from the 90s but I don’t suppose it was my kind of music back then. I quite enjoyed this album, it’s a strong, proud and emotive rock from a superbly powerful front-woman. It did cross, occasionally, into the realm of being slightly too angry for my tastes, although by the sounds of it she has every right to get a bit shouty.

Weak is the stand out song, it’s a new/old favourite. I’m not sure any of the others are as memorable as that one, but it was still a good listen from start to finish.

Rating: 3 / 5

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