- Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 29 reviews
2009 Rank: #9 / 773
USER SCORE
85
Based on
174 ratings

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Bitte Orca is one of the more purely enjoyable indie-rock records in an awfully long time; remarkable by any means, but even moreso considering the source.

Space Vacation
84
I guess I've always been more accessible to female vocalists but Amber Coffman especially, sounds fucking awesome on this album.
While, I gotta say the male singer doesn't do anything for me... which makes them polarizing.
There is also a lot of beautiful instrumentation worked through out but for the times it tries to be artsy i.e. in "Cannibal Resource" (**which is still a good song, don't bite my face off thx~) it just once again, doesn't leave me with anything.

In short; less ... read more
EMR
83
Dirty Projectors come up with what is probably their sell-out record. Bitte Orca works pretty well not just as a synthesis of all of their qualities and standout sound, but as a great album as well. It has some amazingly fun and diverse compositions with a great production quality and some varied instrumentation that runs throughout its runtime. There are so many goodies about the band in this record that it gets really difficult to summarize, be it from the pop-influences that blend in a very ... read more
SiberianBreaks
86
Dirty Projectors release their breakthrough record. This album shows how these guys are very talented in instrumentation and make some fun and experimental rock songs. It's quite impressive.

Favourite tracks: Cannibal Resource, Temecula Sunrise, Stillness is the Move, Two Doves, Useful Chamber, No Intention
friendlybison
70
A pretty solid adaptation of 2000s experimental rock, but it borrows too heavily from other bands of the time, namely Animal Collective. Yet, it's still an enjoyable experience overall.
thierry
61
The instruments Bitte Orca are inexorably precise and tightly orchestrated, demonstrating sheer technicality. However, the vocals are what make the album.
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# 39 - Amazon
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# 20 - NME
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# 16 - NPR
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# 2 - Pitchfork
# 4 - PopMatters
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# 33 - Q Magazine
# 6 - Rolling Stone
# 31 - Spin
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Track List
  1. Cannibal Resource
  2. Temecula Sunrise
  3. The Bride
  4. Stillness Is the Move
  5. Two Doves
  6. Useful Chamber
  7. No Intention
  8. Remade Horizon
  9. Fluorescent Half Dome

 

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