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w h o k i l l
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tUnE-yArDs

w h o k i l l by tUnE-yArDs

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 20 reviews
2011 Rank: #6 / 639
USER SCORE
84
Based on
85 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH

There's an energy and atmosphere to w h o k i l l which seems to just pour off the record.

90
Drowned in Sound

With whokill, Merrill Garbus has somehow managed to encompass more ideas into just over 40 minutes than most artists manage in a lifetime.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

This album demands your open-minded attention on its own terms, and it ends up teaching you how to listen to it in a new way.

90
No Ripcord

It’s a massive improvement from her last album, yet it never sacrifices any of her style.

88
Pitchfork

The music benefits from the increased professionalism, but Garbus has not abandoned her lo-fi aesthetic.

80
PopMatters

With a crisper, clearer production that helps it to stand out, w h o k i l l is, almost literally speaking, tUnE-yArDs’ breakthrough.

80
Consequence of Sound

w h o k i l l is an album indulgent in eccentricity, compelling in its variety, and downright impossible to not enjoy.

User Reviews
95
"Powa" and "Gangsta" are two of the best songs of the new decade. "My Country", "Bizness", and "Doorstep" are also wonderful. Really took me by surprise. A great album with a great, organic, and artistic mood.

Creator R-Zita
80
Nice vocals , playfull sounds! "W h o k i l l" is an instant classic!

JustinSlick
95
Magnificent. I only listen to it a couple times a year, but holy shit this album is nearly perfect. She subverts your expectations at every turn, and it's breathtaking.

heloryh
100
colorful, essentric and joyful album!

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#7

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Nikki Nack

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DETAILS

RELEASED: April 19, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: 4AD
GENRE: Experimental
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 9 - Amazon
# 7 - Cokemachineglow
# 8 - Consequence of Sound
# 27 - DIY
# 33 - Drowned in Sound
# 14 - MAGNET
# 45 - MOJO
# 4 - musicOMH
# 9 - NME
# 2 - No Ripcord
# 22 - One Thirty BPM
# 4 - Paste
# 1 - Pazz and Jop
# 7 - Pitchfork
# 4 - PopMatters
# 6 - Prefix
# 2 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 33 - Q Magazine
# 13 - Rolling Stone
# 6 - Slant
# 30 - SPIN
# 46 - Stereogum
# 10 - The Guardian
# 36 - The Line of Best Fit
# 12 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 44 - Uncut
# 22 - Under the Radar
TRACK LIST
  1. My Country 
  2. Es-so 
  3. Gangsta 
  4. Powa 
  5. Riotriot 
  6. Bizness 
  7. Doorstep 
  8. You Yes You 
  9. Wooly Wolly Gong 
  10. Killa
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