tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 22 reviews
2011 Rank: #4 / 614
USER SCORE
83
Based on
100 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH
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
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
No Ripcord

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

90
Tiny Mix Tapes
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
Pitchfork

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

80
PopMatters
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
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
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
Tom Simmons
64
Fav Tracks: Bizness, Gansta, My Country

Least Fav Track: Wolly Wolly Gong
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.
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#3
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#5

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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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