Civilian (Wye Oak album)

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Wye Oak - Civilian album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 8, 2011
Wye Oak chronology
My Neighbor / My Creator
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic(81/100) [1]
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubA[4]
Spin8/10 stars[5]
Tiny Mix Tapes3/5 discs[6]
Drowned in Sound6/10 stars[7]
The Boston Phoenix3.5/4 stars[8]
BBC Music(Positive)[9]

Civilian is the third studio album by indie band Wye Oak. It was released on March 8, 2011 by Merge Records in the United States and City Slang in Europe.[10]

The A.V. Club named Civilian the best album of 2011.[11]

In popular culture[edit]

An edited version of the title track of Civilian was featured in the 2011 trailer for the second season of The Walking Dead and also the closing scene of the second season episode "18 Miles Out" (2012). "Civilian" was also featured in the final scene of the 13th episode of the North American remake of Being Human (2011), in the episode "The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul" of One Tree Hill (2011), in the episode "Thy Will Be Done" of Underbelly: Badness (2012), in the ending scene of the Animal Kingdom third season episode "Prey", and in the final scene of the Longmire season 4 finale "What Happens on the Rez..." (2015),[12], as well in the films Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) and The Odd Way Home (2013).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jenn Wasner.

1."Two Small Deaths"3:50
2."The Alter"3:42
3."Holy Holy"4:35
4."Dogs Eyes"3:24
8."Hot as Day"3:50
9."We Were Wealth"4:38
Total length:38:40


  • Jenn Wasner – vocals, guitar, bass, keys, producer
  • Andy Stack – drums, bass, guitar, keys, electronics, producer


  1. ^ Critic Reviews for Civilian. Metacritic. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  2. ^ Benan, David (March 11, 2011). "Civilian review". Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Civilian review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  4. ^ Hyden, Steven (March 8, 2011). "Wye Oak Civilian". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Modell, Josh. "Wye Oak Civilian review". Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  6. ^ RS, Nick. "Wye Oak - Civilian". Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  7. ^ Clarke, Paul (March 4, 2011). "Wye Oak Civilian review". Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  8. ^ Stewart, Ryan (March 31, 2011). "Wye Oak - Civilian CD review". Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  9. ^ Mulholland, Garry (March 10, 2011). "Sensual whispers and twilight moans from the Baltimore duo". BBC. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  10. ^ "Civilian - Wye Oak orders". Retrieved December 6, 2011.
  11. ^ "The Best Music of 2011". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  12. ^ "Music from Longmire". 10 September 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.