Silence Yourself

Savages - Silence Yourself
Critic Score
Based on 32 reviews
2013 Ratings: #65 / 962
Year End Rank: #11
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Based on 391 ratings
2013 Ratings: #56
May 6, 2013 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pretty Much Amazing

Savages’ smart reorganization and shuffling of punk, post-punk, krautrock, and noise music into something brutal, jarringly confrontational, and completely singular is a breath of fresh air and an unignorable statement of power and resistance.

90
musicOMH

Silence Yourself may not invent a genre. Silence Yourself may not give you something you didn’t have already. But it is so stark, so bold and delivered with such utter belief that you wonder why anyone would possibly care.

87
Pitchfork

It's one of rock’s most commanding and ferociously poised debuts in recent years, the work of a band whose outsized confidence and sharp clarity of vision doesn’t correlate with the short amount of time it’s been together.

84
Paste

Silence Yourself evokes very real sensory and emotional connections, leaving it up to you to get something out of it.

81
Beats Per Minute

Since Savages have cultivated such a politicized aesthetic, it’s hard to divorce the concept behind the art from the art itself, but Silence Yourself delivers if you are willing to submit to its unflinching authority.

80
Drowned in Sound

Amply weighted for a debut, Silence Yourself comprises a balance of really excellent stuff and the simply very good.

80
DIY

That this is Savages’ debut record seems astonishing. It’s an album which demands you listen, an album about experiences, when the familiar becomes alien, when things slip away. And, most importantly, this album is about taking control back.

80
Under The Radar

Their debut LP Silence Yourself is the fruits of this labour, combining the disarming thrum of their live appearances with a studio-born subtlety that showcases an ear for nuance.

80
The Fly

In these times of austerity, Savages’ monochrome angst is 2013’s much-needed reality check.

80
Consequence of Sound

Savages champion essential qualities of music that are too often washed away by the Internet’s slipstream: presence, performance, togetherness, transcendence.

80
PopMatters

With one foot in the here-and-now and the next already stepping into the future on Silence Yourself, Savages are not only making the statement that they are here, but that they are here to stay.

80
NME

As with some modern art, you may find ‘Silence Yourself’ leaves you whispering, “I appreciated it, but I didn’t love it.” 

80
No Ripcord

It could be the closest post-punk has come to full-bodied artistry since Interpol took their own post-punk influences and gave us Turn On The Bright Lights all those years ago.

75
A.V. Club

The trick to Silence Yourself’s overall success is that Savages temper their furious moments with more measured songs, which creates ominous tension.

70
FACT Magazine

Whether you’ll enjoy Silence Yourself depends largely on your taste for post-punk and no wave; Savages may draw inspiration from some of the best alternative music of the last thirty years but they can be derivative to a fault.

rguitar
82
I love it!
Good album!
Tielur
84
High octane, woman led, no holds barred post-punk that serves to be more than just those traits. Savages debuts album compiles some of the most intense performances I've had the pleasure of listening to. Both ear shattering and ear candy.
Ennety
70
Good guitar riffs and production. It's a blast of energy and it is very fun to listen to.
MarkCooper
58
Savages reminds me a lot of Car Seat Headrest - in that they so blatantly rip off an older artist (a POPULAR older artist at that) I don't understand how they are taken as seriously as they are. They have great songwriting chops, great vocals, great guitar work, all learned and copied from Siouxsie and the Banshees to the point that I don't even see the use in listening to them. It's Siouxsie without all the ingenuity and flagshipping. I'm completely fine with artists taking notable ... read more
WildChameleon
85
Since few years, silence yourself just keeps gaining my respect. Obviously, one of the best modern rock oriented punk.

While Adore Life is more detailed and improved their composition, Silence Yourself is way more energetic. The riffs are fueld with rage, the writing is sharp and more than just "another screaming feminist". The correlation with 70's punk and the post-punk is easy but it's too bad to just stick with this influence.

Having your own personality with so much obvious ... read more
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Track List

  1. Shut Up
  2. I Am Here
  3. City's Full
  4. Strife
  5. Waiting For A Sign 
  6. Dead Nature
  7. She Will
  8. No Face
  9. Hit Me 
  10. Husbands
  11. Marshal Dear
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