The Knife - Silent Shout
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2006 Ratings: #23 / 687
User Score
Based on 436 ratings
2006 Ratings: #12
Liked by 14 people
February 17, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rabid / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
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Drowned in Sound

This is electronically created music that has a beating heart at it's core. This is one of the most rich and accomplished albums of recent times. Essential.


While Silent Shout isn't as whimsical or immediate as the Knife has been in the past, it's just as inventive, if not more so.


A far cry from the duo's friendly first singles, Silent Shout gorily births the Knife's mutant twin. The result is creepy enough to warrant its own genre: haunted house.

Coke Machine Glow

On Silent Shout, The Knife have shaken off their more tangential musical inclinations and produced an intensely cohesive album, a monochrome rainbow that has emerged from the unfocused torrential rainstorm of before.


There is no doubt that The Knife could produce an album worthy of comparison to their influences and contemporaries, but for now, as Karin says, it’s one step forward and one step back.

Imagine forcing Bjork into a Darth Vader helmet and throwing her kicking and shrieking into one of those Tron arenas.

Imagine no longer.
This is some of the chilliest music I've ever grooved to
The Knife leave the basic sound that made them famous once, and dwelve into a darker, but incredibly infectious direction in their masterpiece. There are influences running all over the solid tracklisting, spanning from techno to electropop to obscure synth-pop, all with a hint of experimentalism that displays the Dreijer brothers' versatility and creativity as artists. Silent Shout is electronic music at its best, and a powerful manifesto from one of the most inventive outputs of the past ... read more
Although several have tried, nobody in the last fifteen years has matched the creepy, icy synthpop of The Knife’s ‘Silent Shout’. With the 2006 album, the Swedish duo abandoned the jollier sound that caused their breakthrough and moved to a darker mood, and the result is their best album by far. The production is clean, the vocals are motive and moody are full of dark imagery. By checking all the major boxes, ‘Silent Shout’ is a clear contender for the best ... read more
Awesome album. The Knife make a one-of-a-kind sound that reminds us all where they came from.

I urge everyone to read the lyrics of Na Na Na. Not what I thought she was saying.....

Favorite Tracks: One Hit, Na Na Na, Silent Shout, Still Light
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Track List

  1. Silent Shout 
  2. Neverland 
  3. The Captain 
  4. We Share Our Mothers' Health 
  5. Na Na Na 
  6. Marble House 
  7. Like A Pen 
  8. From Off To On 
  9. Forest Families 
  10. One Hit 
  11. Still Light
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