Silent Movies

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Silent Movies
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ReleasedSeptember 28, 2010
Label Pi
Producer JD Foster
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Silent Movies are 13 solo guitar compositions by Marc Ribot released September 28, 2010 on Pi Recordings. [1]



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The album received universal acclaim, with Metacritic giving it a score of 87% from 7 reviews. [5] The AllMusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars, stating, "For those interested in one of the more compelling and quietly provocative and graceful guitar records of 2010, Silent Movies is well worth seeking out". [2] PopMatters correspondent Will Layman said, "Marc Ribot really ought to have the opportunity to score films more often, because the results can be breathtaking". [3] Rolling Stone's Will Hermes observed, "he indulges the yearning melodic sensibility that hides hooks in even his noisiest recordings, and increasingly defines his playing". [4]

Track listing

All compositions by Marc Ribot, aside from track 13 written by Hubert Giraud .

  1. "Variation 1" – 1:51
  2. "Delancey Waltz" – 3:18
  3. "Flicker" – 5:22
  4. "Empty" – 2:04
  5. "Natalia in E-Flat Major" – 5:16
  6. "Solaris" – 3:47
  7. "Requiem for a Revolution" – 5:31
  8. "Fat Man Blues" – 4:49
  9. "Bateau" – 4:59
  10. "Radio" – 4:05
  11. "Postcards from N.Y." – 8:31
  12. "The Kid" – 4:16
  13. "Sous le Ciel de Paris" – 6:46


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  1. Pi Recordinds album entry accessed August 4, 2011
  2. 1 2 Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed August 4, 2011.
  3. 1 2 Layman, W., PopMatters Review, October 24, 2010
  4. 1 2 Hermes, W., Marc Ribot: Silent Movies Review, Rolling Stone, November 16, 2010
  5. Metacritic summary, accessed February 11, 2014