- Summary: This is the third album (and first American release) for the Swedish brother-sister electro-pop duo of Olof Dreijer and Karin Dreijer Andersson.
- Record Label: Mute / Brille / Rabid
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
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While many electronic acts are trying their hand at folkier compositions and attempting to squeeze warmth from the digital realm, The Knife's Silent Shout opts for ice-cold distance. The record suffers nothing for it, instead coming out monolithic and beautiful.
RGJan 26, 2007if 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.… Expand
MattGJun 22, 2007Easily the best album of 2006 in my opinion. The lyrics are powerful and enlightening, and i completely disagree with prefix magazine. The vocals are stripped of anything accessibly human, leaving nothing but emotion. I think it really shows how good of a singer she is to retain so much meaning in her words after all of the effects thrown onto her performance. There is much to experience with Silent Shout.… Expand
May 29, 2013This is a brilliant collection of groovy electronic tracks with haunting vocals and some nice ambient numbers too. The Knife don't really sound like anything else I've heard. I love them for that. They're a shining example of how different and creative you can be with synths. Incredibly rich and varied music. I almost find it hard listening to anything else after discovering them, Everything else just seems a bit samey and mediocre/… Expand
mihaivAug 14, 2006Excellent. Very original.
CactuarFeb 17, 2007Wow, Q are so out of touch! What is wrong with them lately?
ClifCMay 22, 2009It would be the best executed electropop of the decade if some songs had not the exaggerated electronic vocals and the Eurovision Song contest feel in 1 or 2 songs. But the creativity is so damn big and some beats are amazingly innovative like "We Share Our Mother's Health".… Expand
[Anonymous]Sep 17, 2006Just awful.
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