Beast (Beast album)

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Studio album by Beast
Released 2008
Genre Indietronica, trip hop, electronic rock
Length 40:54
Label Pheromone Recordings
Producer Jean-Phi Goncalves
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Beast is the debut album of Canadian band Beast. The album was made available internationally on iTunes on November 4, 2008. While it has been physically released in Canada, international releases have not been announced.[2]

Their self-titled debut album was very well received by critics, including The Globe and Mail, which suggested that Beast “stands an excellent chance of being the next big success story from the Montreal music scene”,[3] and the Toronto Star, which called it “one of the most strikingly original and swaggeringly bad-ass Canadian albums to rear its head in recent memory”.[4] allmusic said the album sounds "a little like Portishead fronted by Annie Lennox" and said that "even if the album isn't groundbreaking, the vocals are top-notch and the production is excellent, a perfect balance between sinister and poppy." [5]

The first single from the album, "Mr. Hurricane", was released as a free Single of the Week on iTunes after the album's release.[6]

On January 2011, the album was certified Gold by the CRIA for selling over 40,000 copies.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bonifassi, Goncalves, and Wilcox unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Devil" (Bonifassi, Charest, Goncalves, Wilcox) 3:22
2. "Finger Prints" 4:34
3. "Microcyte" 3:39
4. "Interlude 1" 0:21
5. "Mr. Hurricane" 3:25
6. "Out of Control" 4:35
7. "Ashtray" 4:53
8. "Dark Eyes" 3:48
9. "City" 3:24
10. "Arrow" 3:39
11. "Interlude 2" 0:17
12. "Satan" (Bonifassi, Goncalves, Mingus, Wilcox) 5:34


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 25