Silence Yourself

Savages - Silence Yourself
Critic Score
Based on 32 reviews
2013 Ratings: #63 / 955
Year End Rank: #12
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Based on 346 ratings
2013 Ratings: #48
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.

ricardomcr
80
I've known this for a while but it never quite clicked until now.
I enjoy the noise infitrated post-punk landscapes, and the way that every word seems to be delivered with utmost confidence and significance.
A couple of tracks I'm a little lukewarm on, they interfere with the overall flow...but other than that, these ladies have a lot of grit and sharpness to their play and message.

GO LISTEN TO: Shut Up.
MinatoArisato
55
A rock album that isn't all that unique and feels far longer than it actually is. Decent but not my cup of tea.

Best Track: Husbands
Worst Track: Dead Nature
amygoodall
80
good
85
They had much needed energy and dynamic, for a great journey cross the alt rock.
BuffaloStaple
87
Among the best rock albums of the 2010s so far imo
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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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