- w h o k i l l

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 24 reviews
2011 Rank: #3 / 829
USER SCORE
83
Based on
132 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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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
No Ripcord

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

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.

88
Pitchfork

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

User Reviews
Feb 18, 2015
85
Even if you dislike this album, you gotta give it up to Merrill for making of the most unique and colorful pop albums in quite a while. The songs are super catchy and I love how she makes grooves and instrumentals out of her own vocal sampling. This is my absolute go to "Happy Mood" album.
Fav Tracks: My Country, Es-so, Gangsta, Bizness, Wolly Wolly Gong
Nov 19, 2014
Tom Simmons
64
Fav Tracks: Bizness, Gansta, My Country

Least Fav Track: Wolly Wolly Gong
Jun 23, 2014
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.
Mar 20, 2014
Creator R-Zita
80
Nice vocals , playfull sounds! "W h o k i l l" is an instant classic!
Mar 11, 2014
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.
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DETAILS

April 19, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
4AD / Label
Experimental / Genres
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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
# 6 - TIME
# 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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