Developer (album)

Developer is the fifth full-length studio album by indie rock band Silkworm, released in 1997.[5][6] It was their second and final album released on Matador Records before they moved to Touch and Go.

Studio album by
Released1997 (1997)
GenreIndie rock
ProducerSteve Albini[2]
Silkworm chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[4]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide[2]

Critical receptionEdit

The Stranger called the album "dour, funny, casual, intense, refined, and raw."[7] CMJ New Music Monthly wrote that the songs "seem to have been sequenced to maximize the contrast between bassist Tim Midgett's tersely emotional lyrics and guitarist Andy Cohen's sardonic, anecdotal style."[8] Miami New Times wrote that Silkworm's songs "unwind slowly and abstractly, with Cohen's busy but lyrical solos tearing out a center in the rhythms -- skidding off on surprising tangents, never going for any predictable or simple momentum."[9] The Chicago Reader praised the album's "frantic guitar, strangulated vocals, and drunken drumming."[10]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Give Me Some Skin" -- (3:33)
  2. "Never Met a Man I Didn't Like" -- (3:18)
  3. "The City Glows" -- (3:06)
  4. "Developer" -- (3:04)
  5. "The Devil Is Beating His Wife" -- (3:09)
  6. "Ice Station Zebra" -- (3:16)
  7. "Waiting on a Train" -- (3:27)
  8. "Sheep Wait for Wolf" -- (4:38)
  9. "Goodnight Mr. Maugham" -- (5:19)
  10. "It's Too Bad..." -- (3:14)



  1. ^ "Silkworm – Developer – This Day In Matador History".
  2. ^ a b MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 1014.
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy. Developer at AllMusic
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 7. MUZE. p. 453.
  5. ^ "Silkworm | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "Silkworm: Developer". Music.
  7. ^ Nelson, Sean. "Silkworm Resurrects Rock". The Stranger.
  8. ^ "Reviews". CMJ New Music Monthly (June 1997): 40.
  9. ^ Tignor, Jesse Ballinger, David Cantwell, Eddie Hankins, Rickey Wright, Stephen (March 27, 1997). "Rotations". Miami New Times.
  10. ^ Kendrick, Monica. "Spot Check". Chicago Reader.