Weapon (album)

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Weapon
Studio album by Skinny Puppy
Released May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
Genre Post-industrial, electro-industrial, glitch, noise, dark ambient, IDM
Label Metropolis
Skinny Puppy chronology
hanDover
(2011)
Weapon
(2013)

Weapon is the twelfth studio album by electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy. It was released on May 28, 2013 via Metropolis Records.[1][2][3][4][5] The album cover is an image of a giant mechanized spider made out of various weapons such as guns and blades.[6]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[7]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[9]
COMA Music Magazine Favorable[10]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[11]
Revolver Magazine 3.5/5 stars[12]
Exclaim! 7/10 stars[13]
Louder Than War Favorable[14]
FEARnet Favorable[15]
Head Full of Noise 5/5 stars[16]
Pop Blerd A+[17]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "wornin'"     4:42
2. "illisiT"     3:57
3. "saLvo"     3:45
4. "gLowbeL"     3:15
5. "solvent"     4:37
6. "paragUn"     4:52
7. "survivalisto"     4:50
8. "tsudanama"     5:53
9. "plasiCage"     3:13
10. "terminal ("Overdose" - hidden track starts at 5:01)"     7:10

Anagram[edit]

The capital letters in the tracks can be arranged to read "CULLLT", and the O from the bonus track "Overdose" can be added to the message, making it read "OCULLLT". Ogre's side project with Mark Walk (Ohgr) used the same method to conceal a message in their first two albums.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[18] 140
US Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[19] 4
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[20] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[21] 21
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[22] 24
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Gregory (April 9, 2013). "Skinny Puppy Return with 'Weapon'". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Tom (April 23, 2013). "Music Heals strikes chord with local festivals". The Province. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Barkan, Jonathan (April 10, 2013). "Skinny Puppy Announces Release Date For ‘Weapon’". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Weapon". Metropolis Records. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Stanciu, Raul (February 15, 2013). "Skinny Puppy album news". Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Zander, Alex (February 13, 2013). "Skinny Puppy 'Weapon' May 2013". Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Weapon - Skinny Puppy". Metacritic. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ Jeffries, David. Skinny Puppy: The Weapon > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  9. ^ Spencer, Trey (May 13, 2013). "Skinny Puppy – Weapon". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Hammett, William Dashiell (May 17, 2013). ":Music Review: Skinny Puppy – Weapon". COMA Music Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Houle, Zachary (July 25, 2013). "Skinny Puppy: Weapon". PopMatters. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ Camisasca, Paige (June 4, 2013). "Review: Skinny Puppy – Weapon". NewBay Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ Sylvester, Daniel (May 28, 2013). "Skinny Puppy – Weapon". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ Deadhead (September 11, 2013). "Skinny Puppy 'Weapon' – album review". Louder Than War. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ Burkart, Gregory (May 28, 2013). "Skinny Puppy: 'Weapon' – CD Review". FEARnet. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ Davis, Michael (May 29, 2013). "Review: Skinny Puppy – Weapon". Head Full of Noise Magazine. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ O'Brien, Jesse (May 2, 2013). "Skinny Puppy, Weapon: Album Review". Popblerd & Friends. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  19. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  20. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  21. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  22. ^ "Skinny Puppy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Skinny Puppy. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  23. ^ "Skinny Puppy – Weapon". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 21, 2014.