King Night

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King Night
Studio album by Salem
Released September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
Genre Witch house, hip hop, electronic
Length 44:30
Label IAMSOUND Records
Salem chronology
Water
(2008)
King Night
(2010)
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Singles from King Night
  1. "Frost"
    Released: October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)
  2. "Asia"
    Released: August 12, 2010 (2010-08-12)
  3. "Sick"
    Released: April 2011 (2011-04)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
FACT 4.5/5 stars[3]
One Thirty BPM (70%)[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[5]
SPIN (4/10)[6]
NME 9/10 stars[7]
music OMH (9/10)[8]
Drowned In Sound 4/5 stars[9]
Uncut (8/10)[1]
Q 8/10 stars[1]
The Needle Drop (2/10) [10]

King Night is the debut album by Traverse City and Chicago-based group Salem. The album was released on September 28, 2010 on IAMSOUND Records. The vinyl and European versions of the album were released on October 12, 2010. The album, mixed by Dave Sardy, included six brand new songs, and five older songs that were previously released and/or leaked.

On Insound, the album's first single, "Asia", was free with the pre-order of the album. The single came in 7" vinyl with a remastered version of previously released song, "Dirt", as the b-side.

The album managed to chart at #22 on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart.[11] Music critics reviewed the album generally well.[12]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank
NME NME's Best Albums of 2010 2010 #8[13]
Stereogum Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2010 2010 #23[13]
DIY DIY's 50 Albums of the Year 2010 2010 #26[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "King Night"   3:49
2. "Asia"   3:38
3. "Frost"   3:29
4. "Sick"   3:24
5. "Release da Boar"   5:01
6. "Trapdoor"   4:40
7. "Redlights"   3:43
8. "Hound"   4:38
9. "Traxx"   4:51
10. "Tair"   2:14
11. "Killer"   4:53
12. "Water (iTunes bonus track)"   2:54
13. "Finna (Amazon bonus track)"   3:44

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