Becoming a Jackal

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Becoming a Jackal
Studio album by Villagers
Released 24 May 2010
Label Domino
Villagers chronology
Becoming a Jackal

Becoming a Jackal is the debut album by Villagers. In 2010 it was nominated for the Mercury Prize.[1] Vinyl editions of the album contains 2 discs, with tracks on the first three sides and an etching on the fourth.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Saw The Dead"   5:04
2. "Becoming A Jackal"   3:19
3. "Ship Of Promises"   4:36
4. "The Meaning Of The Ritual"   3:14
5. "Home"   4:41
6. "That Day"   3:10
7. "The Pact (I'll Be Your Fever)"   3:28
8. "Set The Tigers Free"   3:22
9. "Twenty Seven Strangers"   3:24
10. "Pieces"   5:28
11. "To Be Counted Among Men"   4:43
Total length:

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100
Review scores
Source Rating

The album received positive reviews, and holds a Metacritic score of 79 out of 100, based on 16 reviews.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak position
Irish Independent Albums Chart[3] 1