King Night

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King Night
KingNight.jpg
Studio album by Salem
Released September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
Genre hip hop
Length 44:30
Label IAMSOUND
Producer
  • John Holland
  • Jack Donoghue
  • Heather Marlatt
Salem chronology
Water
(2008)
King Night
(2010)
I'm Still in the Night
(2011)
Singles from King Night
  1. "Frost"
    Released: October 19, 2009
  2. "Asia"
    Released: August 12, 2010
  3. "Sick"
    Released: April 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
FACT 4.5/5 stars[5]
One Thirty BPM (70%)[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[2]
SPIN (4/10)[7]
NME 9/10 stars[8]
music OMH (9/10)[9]
Drowned In Sound 4/5 stars[10]
Uncut (8/10)[3]
Q 8/10 stars[3]
BBC positive[1]

King Night is the debut album by the Traverse City and Chicago-based group Salem. The album was released on September 28, 2010 on IAMSOUND Records. The vinyl and European versions of the album were released on October 12, 2010. The album, mixed by Dave Sardy, included six brand new songs, and five older songs that were previously released and/or leaked.

On Insound, the album's first single, "Asia", was free with the pre-order of the album. The single came in 7" vinyl with a remastered version of previously released song, "Dirt", as the b-side.

The album managed to chart at #22 on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart.[11] Music critics reviewed the album generally well.[12]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Rank
NME NME's Best Albums of 2010 2010 #8[13]
Stereogum Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2010 2010 #23[13]
DIY DIY's 50 Albums of the Year 2010 2010 #26[14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "King Night"   3:49
2. "Asia"   3:38
3. "Frost"   3:29
4. "Sick"   3:24
5. "Release da Boar"   5:01
6. "Trapdoor"   4:40
7. "Redlights"   3:43
8. "Hound"   4:38
9. "Traxx"   4:51
10. "Tair"   2:14
11. "Killer"   4:53
12. "Water (iTunes bonus track)"   2:54
13. "Finna (Amazon bonus track)"   3:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Music - Review of Salem - King Night". BBC. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Salem: King Night | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for King Night". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  4. ^ Heather Phares (2010-09-28). "King Night - SALEM | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  5. ^ "Salem: King Night - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music". Factmag.com. 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Salem, ‘King Night’ (IAMSOUND)". SPIN. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  8. ^ "NME Reviews - Album Review: Salem - King Night (Iamsound)". Nme.Com. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  9. ^ [2][dead link]
  10. ^ Gibb, Rory (2010-09-27). "Album Review: Salem - King Night / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  11. ^ "King Night - Salem: Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. 2010. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Salem - King Night - Reviews & Ratings". Album of The Year. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  13. ^ a b "Salem - King Night - Reviews & Ratings". Album of The Year. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  14. ^ "DIY's 50 Albums of the Year 2010". Albumoftheyear.org. Retrieved 2015-11-15.