Songs of Praise (Shame album)

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Songs of Praise
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Studio album by
Released12 January 2018
RecordedApril 2017 Rockfield Studios
GenrePost-punk, indie rock
LabelDead Oceans
ProducerDan Foat & Nathan Boddy

Songs of Praise is the debut studio album by the British post-punk band Shame, released via Dead Oceans in January 2018.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic83/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Clash9/10[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
NME5/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork7.5/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Record Collector5/5 stars[10]
The Times4/5 stars[11]
Uncut8/10[12]

Upon its release Songs of Praise received critical acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 83, based on 20 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Shame.

No.TitleLength
1."Dust on Trial"3:34
2."Concrete"3:34
3."One Rizla"3:34
4."The Lick"4:11
5."Tasteless"3:05
6."Donk"1:41
7."Gold Hole"4:46
8."Friction"4:31
9."Lampoon"2:34
10."Angie"6:55
Total length:44:55

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 42
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 175
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 106
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 94
Scottish Albums (OCC)[17] 41
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 32

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
Piccadilly Records Top 100 Albums of 2018
72
Rough Trade Top 100 Albums of 2018
1
Paste The 50 Best Albums of 2018
12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Songs of Praise by Shame on Apple Music". 12 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Songs of Praise by Shame". Metacritic. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Songs of Praise – Shame". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ Murray, Robin (9 January 2018). "Shame – Songs Of Praise". Clash. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  5. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (11 January 2018). "Shame: Songs of Praise review – seething sarky passion and anthemic pop". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  6. ^ Aston, Martin (12 January 2018). "Shame – Songs of Praise". Mojo. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  7. ^ Bassett, Jordan (9 January 2018). "Shame – 'Songs Of Praise' Album Review". NME. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  8. ^ Barlow, Eve (17 January 2018). "Shame: Songs of Praise". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  9. ^ Perry, Andrew (February 2018). "There's a Riot Goin' On". Q (381): 113.
  10. ^ Peacock, Tim (January 2018). "Shame – Songs Of Praise". Record Collector (475). Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  11. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (12 January 2018). "Pop: Shame: Songs of Praise". The Times. Retrieved 18 January 2018. (Subscription required (help)).
  12. ^ "Shame: Songs of Praise". Uncut (249): 32. February 2018.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Shame – Songs of Praise" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Shame – Songs of Praise" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Shame – Songs of Praise". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Shame – Songs of Praise" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Piccadilly Records". Piccadillyrecords.com. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  20. ^ "Rough Trade's Album of the Year". Roughtrade.com. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  21. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2018". Paste. November 26, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.