Skunk Anansie

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Skunk Anansie disbanded in 2001 but reformed again in 2009.

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Skunk Anansie are a British rock band whose members include Skin (lead vocals, guitar), Cass (guitar, bass, backing vocals), Ace (guitar, backing vocals) and Mark Richardson (drums and percussion).

Skunk Anansie formed in February 12th 1994, disbanded in 2001 and reformed in 2009. The name "Skunk Anansie" is taken from Akann folk tales of Anansi the spider-man of Ghana, with "Skunk" added to "make the name nastier".

They have released six studio albums: Paranoid & Sunburnt (1995), Stoosh (1996), Post Orgasmic Chill (1999), Wonderlustre (2010), Black Traffic (2012) and Anarchytecture (2016); one compilation album, Smashes and Trashes (2009); and several hit singles, including "Charity", "Hedonism", "Selling Jesus" and "Weak".

They are often grouped as part of a Britrock movement, running alongside Britpop. The band, in 2004, was named as one of the most successful UK chart acts between 1952 and 2003 by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, with a total of 141 weeks on both the singles and album charts ranking them at No. 491. When the book first published this annual top 500 list in 2000, it only involved weeks spent on the singles chart until 2004's 17th edition, meaning the band's highest ranking has not been notified in any of the past editions.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Paranoid & Sunburnt 3 4
1996 Stoosh 3.5 8
1999 Post Orgasmic Chill 3 5
2010 Wonderlustre 7
2012 Black Traffic 4
2016 Anarchytecture 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2009 Smashes▲Trashes 4

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2013 An Acoustic Skunk Anansie: Live in London 2
Lovely Bizarre 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1995 Charity 3
1995 Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good) 4
1995 I Can Dream 1
1995 Weak 3
1996 All I Want 2
1996 Twisted (Everyday Hurts) 2
1996 Selling Jesus 1
1997 Brazen (Weep) 3
1999 Charlie Big Potato 2
1999 Secretly 3
1999 Lately 3
1999 You'll Follow Me Down 3
2009 Because of You 3
2009 Squander 3
2010 Talk Too Much / Over the Love 1
2010 My Ugly Boy 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 (Don't) Touch Me There 1

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