Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence
Studio album by Glassjaw
Released May 9, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000 at Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu, California
Genre Post-hardcore, alternative metal, hardcore punk
Length 51:47
Label Roadrunner
Producer Ross Robinson
Glassjaw chronology
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang EP
(1997)
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
(2000)
Worship and Tribute
(2002)
Singles from Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
  1. "Pretty Lush"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Ry Ry's Song"
    Released: December 4, 2000

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence is the debut album of American post-hardcore band Glassjaw, released in 2000. It was produced by Ross Robinson. Glassjaw has been rumored to discourage the purchasing of this album due to their acrimonious split from Roadrunner Records. Instead, they encourage people to download their music via file sharing software, such as Limewire. Robinson claimed that the label showed no interest in the band until he pushed to have them signed and showed little interest after.

A remastered version of the album was released in 2009 with two bonus tracks.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Daryl Palumbo. All music written by Glassjaw, except "Lovebites and Razorlines", "Hurting and Shoving (She Should Have Let Me Sleep)" and "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence", written by Glassjaw and Ross Robinson.

No. Title Length
1. "Pretty Lush"   2:59
2. "Siberian Kiss"   3:50
3. "When One Eight Becomes Two Zeros"   4:33
4. "Ry Ry's Song"   3:32
5. "Lovebites and Razorlines"   4:10
6. "Hurting and Shoving (She Should Have Let Me Sleep)"   3:28
7. "Majour"   4:00
8. "Her Middle Name Was Boom"   4:16
9. "Piano"   4:59
10. "Babe"   1:43
11. "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence"   5:36
12. "Motel of the White Locust"
"Losten" (hidden track)
8:41
2009 remaster bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Modern Love Story"   1:04
14. "Convectuoso" (demo) 4:27

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolute Punk 89%[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
NME 8/10[4]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence has received generally favorable reviews.

Absolute Punk reviewer namel praised the songs "Pretty Lush" and "Piano", but said some of the album's songs have cringe-worthy lyrics and criticized the track "Babe".[2] In a retrospective review of the album, Metal Sucks reviewer Mike Gitter was highly positive of the album. Gitter stated "Glassjaw laid down the bitchslap in-extremis" and regarded the album as a landmark.[5] NME compared the album to "Jeff Buckley doused in napalm, crawling through a room full of broken glass."[4]

Personnel[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • On the UK release of the album, the song "Motel of the White Locust" is actually entitled "Hotel of the White Locust".
  • The song "Pretty Lush" is about an ex-girlfriend of vocalist Daryl Palumbo, whom he claims was a virgin but left him and had sex with a random guy while she was intoxicated. Hence the lyric, "You can lead a whore to water, and you can bet she'll drink and follow orders".
  • "Ry Ry's Song" is about a mutual friend of the band who is constantly getting used by women for intercourse.
  • The album takes many elements from a few of the members' previous bands, Beck & Weinstock's other band Sons of Abraham and Carrero's previous band Stillsuit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence (Remastered) by Glassjaw". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b namel (August 20, 2009). "Absolute Punk Review". Absolute Punk. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ a b "NME Review". NME. May 26, 2000. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gitter, Mike (August 5, 2009). "ON GLASSJAW'S EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SILENCE". Metal Sucks. Retrieved May 15, 2014.