- TEN$ION

Die Antwoord - TEN$ION
CRITIC SCORE
50
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Rank: #868 / 885
USER SCORE
62
Based on
37 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
Beats Per Minute

Guaranteed both to amuse and to confuse, Ten$ion is a masterpiece of kitsch

70
No Ripcord

Now the music's bold enough to live up to the band's image, just about, even if it isn't often tasteful exactly

60
PopMatters

The group isn’t so much challenging expectations or creating deliberately shocking music as they’re hoping their absurdist creations will be taken as avant-garde

50
Consequence of Sound

Despite more of the foul-mouthed impish fun, Ten$ion doesn’t offer much punch or cohesive power.

42
Pitchfork

Not that anyone expected subtlety from Die Antwoord, but this is id rap at its worst, and even their excess lacks scope or imagination.

40
Spin

This isn't a record — it's a thumping collection of skits.

20
musicOMH

Die Antwoord are a stain on sense. Quite why a clamouring audience wants to see, let alone hear, anything by Die Antwoord is anyone's guess.

MarkCooper
47
This is really poorly thought out music but man is it fun, and makes me laugh. Any young person should be able to have fun with this

Favorite Tracks: Fatty Boom Boom, Zefside Zol, I Fink U Freeky, Hey Sexy, Baby's on Fire
jasonwallace199
80
Haha. I'll be that one guy that actually enjoyed the hell out of this. Their weird sound can turn people off, and I understand that, but I loved this entire album.

Fav Tracks:Never Le Nkemise 1, I Fink You Freaky, Hey Sexy, Baby's on Fire, Fok Jumlle Naaiers,

Least Fav: You Make Ninja Wanna Fuck
Creator R-Zita
70
SOme songs are really good ! Masterpieces are : "I FInk U Freeky" , "Fatty Boom Boom" , "Baby's On Fire" and "Never Le Nkemise 2" ! But the skits... pfff anyway !
90
On Fatty BoomBoom; The video is colorful in South African spirit and the story it tells is bizarre. The group’s lyrics comprise of English blended in with Afrikaans, and except for the profanity that comes across very clearly, the rest of the words are nearly indecipherable. For all 5 minutes and 43 seconds the video lasted, I stared at my screen in complete awe, jaw dropped, not knowing whether to show disdain, be offended or both.
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DETAILS

February 7, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Downtown / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Track List
  1. Never Le Nkemise 1 
  2. I Fink U Freeky 
  3. Pielie (Skit) 
  4. Hey Sexy 
  5. Fatty Boom Boom 
  6. Zefside Zol (Interlude) 
  7. So What? 
  8. Uncle Jimmy (Skit) 
  9. Baby's On Fire 
  10. U Make A Ninja Wanna Fuck 
  11. Fok Julle Naaiers 
  12. DJ Hi-Tex Rulez 
  13. Never Le Nkemise 2
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Added on: February 6, 2012