- Saturday Night

Tim Darcy - Saturday Night
CRITIC SCORE
69
Based on 9 reviews
2017 Rank: #114 / 152
USER SCORE
72
Based on
29 ratings

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80
Clash

Forever rushing forwards, ‘Saturday Night’ isn’t content to sit still. It’s illuminating and infuriating, but never easy to ignore.

80
Crack Magazine

Saturday Night is violent and warm, seeding new life and capturing Darcy’s unexpectedly theatrical range with heart, humour and generosity.

70
Drowned in Sound

You’ve never sounded more relaxed, more relieved to be relaxed – and the soft edges, the familiar refrains, the gentle tones, they’re all windows to that light in you.

70
Exclaim!

Saturday Night is a confident debut from a creator who's best when he seems uncomfortable. So long as he keeps evading his comfort zone, Darcy's songwriting should remain potent for years to come.

70
Pitchfork

On the one hand, Saturday Night does exactly what you expect a solo record from a member of a raucous rock band to do: It’s more off the cuff and rougher around the edges, and showcases a more introspective side than the day job normally allows. On the other hand, it’s an assault on that very idea.

65
Under The Radar

Saturday Night's biggest accomplishment, then, is rounding out Darcy as a songwriter. Not only is this a pleasant little rock album, but it makes Ought's output more understandable as well. 

60
Loud and Quiet

Fans of Ought’s signature scintillation might find ‘Saturday Night’ a touch indulgent, but let Darcy off – he’s cleansed the palate in intriguing fashion here.

60
AllMusic

Not that Saturday Night is a sullen acoustic-guitar record; rather, Darcy is more reflective here, sometimes channeling early solo Lou Reed and sometimes wandering into more experimental meditations.

Aoaystheory
42
This was a lot worse than it Ought to have been. ha
65
A kind of eccentric mix of energetic, jangly guitar rock, and some atonal experimentation, both of which can be compelling, but aren't combined with as much tact as they should be. Experimentation shouldn't be a way to check off boxes, and a lot of these songs have good instrumentation marred by some not entirely pleasant blasts of noise. Makes the album feel like more of a challenge than it needs to be.
JohnLouisHoward
70
proves the principle that if you don't try to do too much, you can usually do just that: not too much.
somans
76
I can feel a habit forming! I can feel a habit forming! Arrggghhhh--oh, um, hello, dear listener. Excuse the existential dread-fueled screaming/singing...it's been a long month. Today I have the utmost pleasure of reviewing Tim Darcy's first solo album, Saturday Night. The frontperson of Ought has crafted a record which evokes the post-punk of Parquet Courts, the new wave of Talking Heads, and general psychedelic haze of the '60s. From the jangling frenzy of opening track "Tall Glass of ... read more
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Track List
  1. Tall Glass of Water
  2. Joan, Pt. 1, 2
  3. You Felt Comfort
  4. Still Waking Up
  5. First Final Days
  6. Saturday Night
  7. Found My Limit
  8. Saint Germain
  9. What'd You Release?
  10. Beyond Me
  11. Joan, Pt. 3 (Hidden Track)
Contributions By
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Added on: November 30, 2016