Silent Shout

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. If you're looking to buy this record on the back of Heartbeats you may be disappointed as it bears little resemblance to the Knife's current work.
  2. The key is minor, the tone is melancholy, the concerns are callow, but the leitmotif is redeeming.
  3. Far too often [Karin's] voice is put through a vocoder, multi-tracked, and treated by various other electronic procedures. The result is that one of the group's main talents is stifled and limited.
  4. Magnet
    50
    Interesting sounds? To be sure. Impenetrable songs? That, too. [#73, p.94]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
  2. Negative: 3 out of 56
  1. Jan 23, 2013
    10
    Well people from Q certainly have reason to feel like fools because 7 years later it's quite obvious that Silent Shout is modern masterpieceWell people from Q certainly have reason to feel like fools because 7 years later it's quite obvious that Silent Shout is modern masterpiece and one of very best albums of whole decade. Full Review »
  2. tim
    Jan 30, 2007
    5
    No more 80s sounding. The whole 80s revival has run it course. Give it a rest!
  3. RG
    Jan 26, 2007
    10
    if you have friends who doubt the depth of techno/dance...or think its just too cold for music, give them this album. hands down the best if you have friends who doubt the depth of techno/dance...or think its just too cold for music, give them this album. hands down the best record in 2006, this album flows beautifully. i m not even gonna try and explain the female voice which just adds another dimension to the cryptic sound, but not in a scary way, its welcoming. but once u are in u cant stop dancing, fast and slow and absorb that voice. after few listens the lyrics start to gain more light and you go even farther into this world created by this duo. Full Review »