- Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 25 reviews
2011 Rank: #4 / 889
USER SCORE
85
Based on
273 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Kaputt is a rare work of historical interpretation and pop artistry, full of beauty and wonder.

92
Beats Per Minute

It takes a few listens for all its subtle nuances to emerge; repeat visits draw attention to just how well-constructed these songs are

91
A.V. Club

An album that’s as stunning for its straight-faced chutzpah as for its unrepentant, obsessively well-coiffed lushness.

90
Drowned in Sound

He approaches near perfection by combining complex song structures with simple pop melodies.

90
No Ripcord

This is a solid album with some great ideas, and when it’s given the attention it really deserves, those qualities come out in droves.

Mar 15, 2017
DEEPSLEEP
100
for fucks sake this came out in 2011, where was i?
Aug 26, 2015
EMR
85
Fantastic effort from Dan Bejar. Kaputt shows the singer/songwriter in some of his most elegant and charming moments, while he breaks some boundaries of pop music and impresses with these nine beautiful tracks. Even though this record sounds great in a simple straight-forward listen, there is so much to explore and analyze in the way Bejar and his band structure each track, that every return makes up for a new discovery among the distinct modern universe extracted from his lyrics and ... read more
Dec 12, 2012
cwmDJ
91
chilled out ramblings, excellent stuff
Jun 8, 2017
scott96k
90
Late to the party, but wow what an album.
Jan 3, 2015
Lovdahl
92
An absolute neo-soul treat, Kaputt delivers some of the most soothing, funky, and romantic tracks of the decade. Endlessly enjoyable; meant for night driving.

Favorite Tracks: Kaputt, Blue Eyes, Chinatown, Bay of Pigs, Song For America
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 17 - A.V. Club
# 16 - Amazon
# 13 - Cokemachineglow
# 9 - Consequence of Sound
# 25 - DIY
# 20 - Drowned in Sound
# 41 - MOJO
# 44 - NME
# 13 - No Ripcord
# 1 - Obscure Sound
# 9 - One Thirty BPM
# 7 - Pazz and Jop
# 2 - Pitchfork
# 24 - PopMatters
# 2 - Prefix
# 21 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 42 - Rolling Stone
# 18 - Slant
# 38 - Spinner
# 27 - Stereogum
# 33 - The Guardian
# 37 - The Line of Best Fit
# 20 - The Needle Drop
# 29 - The Quietus
# 9 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 31 - Uncut
# 24 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Chinatown 
  2. Blue Eyes 
  3. Savage Night at the Opera
  4. Suicide Demo for Kara Walker 
  5. Poor in Love 
  6. Kaputt 
  7. Downtown 
  8. Song for America 
  9. Bay of Pigs (Detail)