Silent Shout

The Knife - Silent Shout
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2006 Ratings: #22 / 653
User Score
Based on 363 ratings
2006 Ratings: #11
February 17, 2006 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rabid / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
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.

100
AllMusic

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.

86
Pitchfork

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.

82
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.

60
musicOMH

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.

Doofy
86
Imagine forcing Bjork into a Darth Vader helmet and throwing her kicking and shrieking into one of those Tron arenas.

Imagine no longer.
EMR
83
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
jakobusreinhart
95
Silent Shout is an album that somehow takes what it needs from every niche of electronic music there is to create something totally unique. The fact that the album still has its own distinctive sound and is not all over the place stresses the genius of this work. Not one song here is skippable, not one song sounds like the other. It's so ahead of its time while sounding so carelessly good, that the only logical evolution of The Knife was exactly the completely mad Shaking the Habitual we got in ... read more
musicmagpie55
88
Silent Shout grips you tight from the first moment and never lets go. This is the kind of album I hope they find in 10,000 years because it never stops slapping.

'Like a Pen' is the wettest song, I scream every time it comes on. If you have not seen the music video directed by Andreas Nilsson, do yourself a favor and head to youtube. It is basically the banger version of 'Don't Hug Me I'm Scared.' The poo man is my favorite.

I do love the way the album plays thematically with darkness. It is ... read more
itsyahboinoah
92
This is it chief!
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Year End Lists

#1/Pitchfork
#15/Cokemachineglow
#23/NME

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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