Black Country Communion 2 (also known simply as 2) is the second studio album by English-American hard rock band Black Country Communion. Recorded in early 2011 primarily at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, California, it was produced by Kevin Shirley and released by Mascot Records in Europe on 13 June 2011, and by J&R Adventures in North America the following day. The album reached number 23 on the UK Albums Chart and number 71 on the US Billboard 200.
Writing for Black Country Communion's second album began before the release of the band's self-titled debut in 2010, with bassist Glenn Hughes and guitarist Joe Bonamassa again leading the process. Producer Kevin Shirley increased his contribution to songwriting on the album, with credits on all but three tracks, compared to only two on the debut. As with Black Country Communion, Hughes performed lead vocals on the majority of songs, with Bonamassa leading on two tracks.
Black Country Communion 2 received positive reviews from the majority of critics, many of whom praised the album as a more coherent, balanced collection of songs than its predecessor. The album was promoted on a concert tour in June and July 2011 featuring shows in the United States and Europe, some of which were documented on the live video album Live Over Europe, released later in the year. One music video was released from the record, for "Man in the Middle".