- Tomboy

Panda Bear - Tomboy
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 24 reviews
2011 Rank: #87 / 889
USER SCORE
80
Based on
133 ratings

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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.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

With efforts like this one, Panda Bear and his coterie have established a genuinely avant-garde movement in America.

60
musicOMH

Tomboy not only lacks Animal Collective's recent experiments with rhythm and time, but also lacks the brilliantly designed balance and blend of Person Pitch.

60
PopMatters

He seems about half-awake, caught between the haziness of sleep and the defensiveness of waking life.

Dec 22, 2016
cshults
70
Prefer Person Pitch
Oct 8, 2016
NR
Less creative and more repetitive than Person Pitch. It's also pretty edgeless. It sounds a bit as if Coldplay made a Psychedelic Pop and Experimental album. A slight disappointment from mr. Lennox but it's still Panda Bear.
Jul 13, 2016
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
Apr 16, 2016
Pitchkrof
80
that sure is a lot of reverb, mr Noah.
Nov 24, 2014
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
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MISC LISTS
# 14 - Pitchfork Readers
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