Becoming a Jackal

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Becoming a Jackal
Becomingajackal.jpg
Studio album by Villagers
Released 24 May 2010
Label Domino
Villagers chronology
Becoming a Jackal
(2010)
Awayland
(2013)

Becoming a Jackal is the debut album by Villagers. In 2010 it was nominated for the Mercury Prize.[1] Vinyl editions of the album contains 2 discs, with tracks on the first three sides and an etching on the fourth.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Saw the Dead" 5:04
2. "Becoming a Jackal" 3:19
3. "Ship of Promises" 4:36
4. "The Meaning of the Ritual" 3:14
5. "Home" 4:41
6. "That Day" 3:10
7. "The Pact (I'll Be Your Fever)" 3:28
8. "Set the Tigers Free" 3:22
9. "Twenty Seven Strangers" 3:24
10. "Pieces" 5:28
11. "To Be Counted Among Men" 4:43
Total length: 44:28

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100
Review scores
Source Rating

The album received positive reviews, and holds a Metacritic score of 79 out of 100, based on 16 reviews.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Irish Independent Albums (IRMA)[3] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexandra Topping (20 July 2010). "Mercury prize shortlist sees return of banjos but barely a beard in sight | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Becoming A Jackal by Villagers". Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Top 10 Independent Artist Albums, Week Ending 20 May 2010". Chart-Track. GfK. Retrieved 8 January 2013.