Savages makes brutally good debut album, ‘Silence Yourself’

I was a little worried that Savages wouldn’t live up to the hype around this UK band’s debut album, Silence Yourself. After the first listen, I was fairly convinced, but after multiple listens I was sold. Savages makes brutally good music. It’s tough, tight and there’s no screwing around. Savages joins a number of new bands who draw heavily on punk and post-punk music with their own modern update. That list includes Metz, Iceage, Suuns, Parquet Courts and No Joy.  Savages, however, is clearly one of the bands who has a lot to say.

This is a beast of an album, and it is very highly recommended. Also, make sure you see the band at Pitchfork fest.


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