Voices of Animals and Men

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Voices of Animals and Men
Studio album by The Young Knives
Released 21 August 2006
Genre Indie, Post-punk revival
Length 44:41
Label Transgressive Records
Producer Andy Gill
The Young Knives chronology
The Young Knives... Are Dead
(2002)
Voices of Animals and Men
(2006)
Superabundance
(2008)
Singles from Voices of Animals and Men
  1. "The Decision"
    Released: 21 November 2005; re-issued 30 October 2006
  2. "Here Comes the Rumour Mill"
    Released: 20 February 2006
  3. "She's Attracted To"
    Released: 19 June 2006
  4. "Weekends And Bleakdays (Hot Summer)"
    Released: 14 August 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[2]
Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
NME (7/10)[4]
The Observer 5/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10)[6]
PlayLouder 4/5 stars[7]
PopMatters (4/10)[8]

Voices of Animals and Men is the first full-length album by The Young Knives, released on 21 August 2006. The album's title is a reference to the Adam and the Ants song "Animals and Men". The cover features a figure made of straw, a reference to the Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival.

The album was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Music Prize.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Part Timer" – 2:54
  2. "The Decision" – 3:23
  3. "Weekends and Bleak Days (Hot Summer)" – 2:47
  4. "In the Pink" – 3:16
  5. "Mystic Energy" – 2:52
  6. "Here Comes the Rumour Mill" – 3:34
  7. "Tailors" – 4:11
  8. "Half Timer" – 1:39
  9. "She's Attracted To" – 3:06
  10. "Dialing Darling" – 2:59
  11. "Another Hollow Line" – 3:42
  12. "Coastguard" – 3:01
  13. "Loughborough Suicide" – 3:56
  14. "Tremblings of Trails" – 3:21

B-sides[edit]

Song B-side of
"Bright Red Rope" "The Decision" (2005 release)
"Elaine" "Here Comes the Rumour Mill"
"Kitchener"
"We Are the Also Rans"
"Current of the River" "She's Attracted To"
"Murder the Otter"
"Two Places"
"Guess the Baby's Weight" "Weekends and Bleakdays (Hot Summer)"
"Silence is Golden"
"Worcestershire Madman"
"Brochures" "The Decision" (2006 release)
"Easy Peasy"
"Life to the Letter"

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Charts (2006) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[9] 21

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak position (UK)
2005 "The Decision"
2006 "Here Comes The Rumour Mill" 36[10]
2006 "She's Attracted To" 38[11]
2006 "Weekends And Bleak Days (Hot Summer)" 35[12]
2006 "The Decision" 60[13]

Special editions[edit]

Bonus DVD[edit]

  • Live performances:
    • "Kramer vs Kramer"
    • "Kitchener"
    • "She's Attracted To"
    • "Another Hollow Line"
    • "Weekends And Bleak Days"
  • Videos:
    • "The Decision"
    • "Here Comes The Rumour Mill"
    • "She's Attracted To"
    • "Weekends And Bleak Days"
  • Band videos:
    • "Weekends And Bleak Days" (Original Video)
    • "We Are The Also Rans" (Band Video)
    • "She's Attracted To" (Acoustic)
    • "Another Hollow Line" (Morris Dancer's Edit)
    • "Part Timer" (Short Film)

Notes[edit]