Silence Yourself

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Silence Yourself
Savages - Silence Yourself.jpg
Studio album by Savages
Released 6 May 2013 (2013-05-06)
Recorded December 2012 (2012-12) at Fishfactory in London, United Kingdom
Genre Post-punk,[1] noise rock, alternative rock
Length 38:39
Label Matador, Pop Noire
Producer Johnny Hostile, Rodaidh McDonald
Savages chronology
I Am Here
(2012)I Am Here2012
Silence Yourself
(2013)
Adore Life
(2016)Adore Life2016

Silence Yourself is the debut studio album by the English post-punk band Savages, released on 6 May 2013 on Matador Records and Pop Noire, a label owned by vocalist Jehnny Beth.[2] It was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club B[4]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[5]
The Daily Telegraph 4/5 stars[6]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[7]
Mojo 4/5 stars[8]
NME 8/10[9]
Pitchfork Media 8.7/10[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]
Spin 8/10[12]

Silence Yourself received widespread critical acclaim upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 82, based on 36 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[3]

In the United Kingdom, the album reached No. 19 on the charts. In the United States, the album debuted at No. 70 on the Billboard 200,[13] and No. 20 on the Rock Albums chart.[14] The album has sold 43,000 copies in the US as of December 2015.[15]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Savages.

No. Title Length
1. "Shut Up" 4:48
2. "I Am Here" 3:20
3. "City's Full" 3:27
4. "Strife" 3:57
5. "Waiting for a Sign" 5:25
6. "Dead Nature" 2:06
7. "She Will" 3:27
8. "No Face" 3:35
9. "Hit Me" 1:41
10. "Husbands" 2:50
11. "Marshal Dear" 4:03
Total length: 38:39

Personnel[edit]

All personnel credits adapted from Silence Yourself's album notes.[16]

Savages
  • Jehnny Beth – vocals
  • Gemma Thompson – guitar, illustration
  • Ayse Hassan – bass
  • Fay Milton – drums
Additional musicians
Technical personnel
Design personnel
  • Antoine Carlier – design
  • Richard Dumas – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[17] 64
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[18] 93
Dutch Albums Chart[19] 75
Irish Albums Chart[20] 39
Irish Independent Albums Chart[21] 5
UK Albums Chart[22] 19
UK Independent Albums Chart[23] 5
US Billboard 200[24] 70
US Billboard Alternative Albums[24] 14
US Billboard Independent Albums[24] 13
US Billboard Rock Albums[24] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Silence Yourself – Savages". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Coming May 6: Savages – Silence Yourself LP/CD/digital album". Matador Records. 19 March 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Reviews for Silence Yourself by Savages". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Zaleski, Annie (7 May 2013). "Savages: Silence Yourself". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Kot, Greg (6 May 2013). "Album review: Savages, 'Silence Yourself'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Brown, Helen (3 May 2013). "Savages, Silence Yourself, album review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Petridis, Alexis (2 May 2013). "Savages: Silence Yourself – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Segal, Victoria (June 2013). "Fierce creatures: First mission from this year's statement band". Mojo (235): 87. ISSN 1351-0193. 
  9. ^ Barlow, Eve (7 May 2013). "Savages, 'Silence Yourself'". NME. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Zoladz, Lindsay (6 May 2013). "Savages: Silence Yourself". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  11. ^ Fricke, David (7 May 2013). "Silence Yourself". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  12. ^ Benson, Stephanie (6 May 2013). "Savages, ‘Silence Yourself’ (Pop Noire/Matador)". Spin. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. May 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rock Albums". Billboard. May 25, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on 14 December 2015. 
  16. ^ Silence Yourself (Album notes). Savages. Matador Records. 2013. OLE-1036-2. 
  17. ^ "Savages – Silence Yourself". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Savages – Silence Yourself". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Savages – Silence Yourself". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Top 100 Artist Album, Week Ending 9 May 2013". Chart-Track. GfK. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "Top 10 Independent Artist Album, Week Ending 9 May 2013". Chart-Track. GfK. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "2013-05-18 Top 40 Official Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  23. ^ "2013-05-18 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  24. ^ a b c d "Silence Yourself – Savages | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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