Your Turn

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Your Turn
Your Turn.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
GenreRock, Jazz
LabelNorthern Spy
ProducerGreg Saunier
Marc Ribot chronology
Silent Movies
Your Turn
Live at the Village Vanguard

Your Turn is a studio album by American guitarist Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog which was released in April 2013 on Northern Spy Records.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
PopMatters8/10 stars[3]

Metacritic assigned album an aggregate score of 88 out of 100 based on 5 critical reviews.[1] The Allmusic review by Sean Westergaard awarded the album 4½ stars out of 5, stating, "The whole album is a blast. Ribot's vocals have never been anything to write home about, but they suit this material perfectly. Instrumentally, this band can do nearly anything. Party Intellectuals may have set the bar high, but Your Turn is definitely a worthy follow-up".[2] PopMatters' John Garratt rated the album 8 out of 10, saying, "Your Turn is the result of more than one stab at nailing down the band’s true sound. This could explain why the album, even in its “fun” instrumental moments, comes out sounding so punchy and cynical. With caustic properties that could rival your favorite punk record, Your Turn will leave you exhausted".[3] Writing for All About Jazz, Troy Collins stated, "An uneven, but engaging record, Your Turn inadvertently suggests rhetorical connotations. In this age of ephemeral downloading and selective listening, Ribot has offered up a mixed release that begs to be cherry-picked, unintentionally nullifying some of his most salient arguments in the process".[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Lies My Body Told Me"Marc Ribot5:30
2."Your Turn"Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith3:58
3."Masters of the Internet"Marc Ribot4:04
4."Ritual Slaughter"Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith4:04
5."Avanti Popolo"Carlo Tuzzi/traditional0:57
6."Ain't Gonna Let Them Turn Us Around"Marc Ribot3:53
7."Bread and Roses"James Oppenheim5:17
8."Prayer"Marc Ribot5:39
9."Mr. Pants Goes to Hollywood"Marc Ribot4:31
10."The Kid is Back"Marc Ribot3:06
11."Take 5"Paul Desmond5:25
12."We Are the Professionals"Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith3:53
13."Special Snowflake"Ches Smith1:39


Ceramic Dog
  • Marc Ribot – guitar, vocals, banjo on track 3, bass and melodica on track 5, horn on tracks 3, 5, 11 and 12, trumpet on tracks 3 and 12
  • Shahzad Ismaily – bass, synthesizer, vocals, additional guitar on track 1, keyboards on tracks 3 and 13, sampling on track 3, Moog synthesizer on track 5
  • Ches Smith – drums, percussion, electronics, vocals, keyboards on track 13
Additional musicians
  • Eszter Balint – vocals on tracks 1, 6 and 10, melodica on track 9, organ on track 10, violin on track 13
  • Dan Willis – Oboe and zurna on track 3
  • Keefus Ciancia – sampling on tracks 3, 7, 8 and 12
  • Arto Lindsay – guitar on track 10
  • Greg Saunier – production and mixing


  1. ^ a b "Your Turn Reviews". Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  2. ^ a b Westergaard, Sean. "Your Turn - Marc Ribot". Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  3. ^ a b Garratt, John (2013-05-02). "Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog: Your Turn". Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  4. ^ Collins, T. All About Jazz Review, All About Jazz, April 23, 2013

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