Silence Yourself

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Silence Yourself
Studio album by Savages
Released 6 May 2013 (2013-05-06)
Recorded December 2012 (2012-12) at Fishfactory in London, United Kingdom
Genre Post-punk, alternative rock[1]
Length 38:39
Label Matador, Pop Noire
Producer Johnny Hostile, Rodaidh McDonald
Savages chronology
I Am Here
(2012)
Silence Yourself
(2013)

Silence Yourself is the debut studio album by the English post-punk band Savages, released on 6 May 2013 on Matador Records and Pop Noire, a label owned by vocalist Jehnny Beth.[2] It was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Clash 9/10[4]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[6]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[7]
Mojo 4/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork Media 8.7/10[9]
PopMatters 8/10[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]
Spin 8/10[12]

Silence Yourself received widespread critical acclaim upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 82, based on 36 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Savages

No. Title Length
1. "Shut Up"   4:48
2. "I Am Here"   3:20
3. "City's Full"   3:27
4. "Strife"   3:57
5. "Waiting for a Sign"   5:25
6. "Dead Nature"   2:06
7. "She Will"   3:27
8. "No Face"   3:35
9. "Hit Me"   1:41
10. "Husbands"   2:50
11. "Marshal Dear"   4:03
Total length:
38:39

Personnel[edit]

All personnel credits adapted from Silence Yourself '​s album notes.[13]

Savages
  • Jehnny Beth – vocals
  • Gemma Thompson – guitar, illustration
  • Ayse Hassan – bass
  • Fay Milton – drums
Additional musicians
Technical personnel
Design personnel
  • Antoine Carlier – design
  • Richard Dumas – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[14] 64
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[15] 93
Dutch Albums Chart[16] 75
Irish Albums Chart[17] 39
Irish Independent Albums Chart[18] 5
UK Albums Chart[19] 19
UK Independent Albums Chart[20] 5
US Billboard 200[21] 70
US Billboard Alternative Albums[21] 14
US Billboard Independent Albums[21] 13
US Billboard Rock Albums[21] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phares, Heather (6 May 2013). "Silence Yourself – Savages | Songs, Reviews, Credits and Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Coming May 6: Savages – Silence Yourself LP/CD/digital album". Matador Records. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Silence Yourself – Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Zadeh, Joe (29 April 2013). "Savages – Silence Yourself | Reviews". Clash. Clash Music. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Geffen, Sasha (6 May 2013). "Album Review: Savages – Silence Yourself". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Monroe, Jazz (1 May 2013). "Album Review: Savages – Silence Yourself". Drowned in Sound. Silentway. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Empire, Kitty (5 May 2013). "Savages: Silence Yourself – review". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Segal, Victoriaissue=June 2013. "Fierce creatures: First mission from this year's statement band". Mojo (Bauer Media Group) 235: 87. ISSN 1351-0193. 
  9. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay (6 May 2013). "Savages: Silence Yourself | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Pan, Arnold (6 May 2013). "Savages: Silence Yourself". PopMatters. PopMatters Media. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Fricke, David (7 May 2013). "Savages, Silence Yourself | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  12. ^ Benson, Stephanie (6 May 2013). "Savages, Silence Yoursel Review". Spin. Spin Media. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  13. ^ Silence Yourself (Album notes). Savages. Matador Records. 2013. OLE-1036-2. 
  14. ^ "Savages – Silence Yourself". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Savages – Silence Yourself". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Savages – Silence Yourself". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Top 100 Artist Album, Week Ending 9 May 2013". Chart-Track. GfK. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Top 10 Independent Artist Album, Week Ending 9 May 2013". Chart-Track. GfK. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "2013-05-18 Top 40 Official Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "2013-05-18 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  21. ^ a b c d "Silence Yourself – Savages | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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