- Tomboy

Panda Bear - Tomboy
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 23 reviews
2011 Rank: #62 / 862
USER SCORE
81
Based on
117 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
No Ripcord

With Tomboy, Panda Bear offers a proverbial yet remarkably resonant and dense album.

90
Consequence of Sound

Aside from being a top-notch album musically, it very well may be Lennox’s most accessible work to date.

85
Pitchfork

He's condensed the sprawl and stylistic shifts of Person Pitch into seemingly tidy songs.

80
Drowned in Sound

Here these 11 much shorter songs don’t so much buckle under Panda’s voice as become absorbed into it.

sonicyouth
42
This record is slathered in an extremely unnecessary amount of delay and reverb. You can't even comprehend the music itself when Panda Bear is putting a lot of effects on his voice. Very gimmicky and not worth your time. I can't even remember what most of the tracks even sound like when they are all buried under Panda Bear's howling vocals. It was like he was masking the fact that he couldn't sing or didn't want to put forth the effort. And even when you can comprehend the music being ... read more
Pitchkrof
80
that sure is a lot of reverb, mr Noah.
SiberianBreaks
48
If you're having some trouble falling asleep, just listen to this album and you'll be out by the time the you've reached the halfway point.

Favourite tracks: Tomboy, Afterburner
Tom Simmons
70
Fav Tracks: Surfer's Hymn, Slow Motion, Tomboy, You Can Count On Me

Least Fav Track: Drone
austincrane235
85
Best Track: You Can Count On Me, Tomboy, Slow Motion, or Last Night At The Jetty
Worst Track: Scheherezade
Most Overrated Track: Afterburner
Most Underrated Track: Friendship Bracelet
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DETAILS

April 12, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Paw Tracks / Label
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 11 - Amazon
# 25 - Consequence of Sound
# 44 - Drowned in Sound
# 3 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 19 - MAGNET
# 34 - Obscure Sound
# 32 - Pitchfork
# 36 - PopMatters
# 17 - Prefix
# 7 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 37 - Rolling Stone
# 34 - Tiny Mix Tapes
MISC LISTS
# 22 - AoTY 2011
# 14 - Pitchfork Readers
# 10 - Urban Outfitters
Track List
  1. You Can Count on Me 
  2. Tomboy 
  3. Slow Motion 
  4. Surfers Hymn 
  5. Last Night at The Jetty 
  6. Drone 
  7. Alsatian Darn 
  8. Scheherezade
  9. Friendship Bracelet 
  10. Afterburner 
  11. Benfica
Contributions By
patton, philthy, royalflush, erik