Ugly (Screaming Females album)

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Screaming Female's Ugly album cover.jpg
Studio album by Screaming Females
Released April 3, 2012 (2012-04-03)
Genre Indie rock, punk rock
Length 53:51
Label Don Giovanni Records
Producer Screaming Females
Screaming Females chronology
Castle Talk
Rose Mountain

Ugly is the fifth full-length album by Screaming Females. The record was self produced by the band and engineered by Steve Albini in his studio Electrical Audio.[1] The group embarked on a national tour to support the album on April 7, 2012.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Screaming Females (Jarrett Dougherty, King Mike, Marissa Paternoster).

  1. "It All Means Nothing"
  2. "Rotten Apple"
  3. "Extinction"
  4. "Red Hand"
  5. "High"
  6. "Expire"
  7. "Crow's Nest"
  8. "Tell Me No"
  9. "Leave It All Up To Me"
  10. "Doom 84"
  11. "Help Me"
  12. "Something Ugly"
  13. "Slow Birth"
  14. "It's Nice"


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (83/100) [3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10) [4]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars [5]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars [6]
Paste Magazine 7.9/10 [7]
The A.V. Club A– [8]

Todd Martens from the Los Angeles Times gave the album 3.5 stars out of four, saying that its "tracks unfurl like mini hard-rock suites".[6] Tyler Kane of Paste Magazine declared himself a "fan" of lead singer Marissa Paternoster's voice, as well as her "meaty, ground-covering guitar playing".[7] In his The A.V. Club review, Jason Heller called it a "grubby, triumphant call to action".[8] Stereogum named Ugly their Album Of The Week saying "Itʼs almost not fair for an album to have this many great songs."[9] Pitchfork Media gave the album 8.0/10, writing that the album suggests the band may someday be worthy of writing about in a book such as, Our Band Could Be Your Life.[4]

The album was listed 21st on Stereogum's list of top 50 albums of 2012.[10]


  1. ^ Young, Alex (17 January 2012). "Screaming Females announce Ugly new album". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Testa, Jim (7 April 2012). "Screaming Females hit the ground running in Hoboken". New Jersey Star-Ledger. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ugly - Screaming Females". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Screaming Females: Ugly | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  5. ^ Kot, Greg (2 April 2012). "Screaming Females: Ugly". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Martens, Todd (2 April 2012). "Album review: Screaming Females' 'Ugly'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Kane, Tyler (4 April 2012). "Screaming Females: Ugly". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Heller, Jason. "Ugly · Screaming Females · Music Review · The A.V. Club". Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  9. ^ "Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Ugly". Stereogum. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  10. ^ "Stereogum's Top 50 Albums Of 2012". Stereogum. 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2015-09-05.