Deerhoof - Breakup Song

Deerhoof - Breakup Song
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 16 reviews
2012 Rank: #123 / 798
USER SCORE
77
Based on
31 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Amazon
iTunes
Spotify
Rdio

CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Beats Per Minute

These are unconventional songs about unconventional heartache. And just as every person reacts differently in different situations, so too does Deerhoof.

80
Drowned in Sound

Breakup Song is as original and uncompromising as anything else Deerhoof have done. 

80
Consequence of Sound

On this album, Deerhoof get into your veins, smash the ice off of your broken heart, inject some saccharine bounce, and get out again without a moment of hesitation. 

80
The 405

This is an album that doesn't just throw caution to the wind, but stamps on it after it's fallen to the floor, and then misspells its name on its grave

80
No Ripcord

What’s astonishing about Breakup Song is how it maintains an intuitive notion of coherence, even with its handling of contradictions. All the while making it look easy. 

80
musicOMH

It’s a bright, brief, crystalline work that is a more than worthy addition to one of the most consistently excellent catalogues in alternative music.

80
NME

No-wave krunch meets mutant disco shuffle meets snippets of global radness and, yeah, it’s better than Animal Collective’s new one. 

80
PopMatters

They just feel more well honed this time around, conveying their music in simple, direct terms.

72
Pitchfork

There are patches of tedium, but the best moments are both surprising and engaging.

67
A.V. Club

A rough band presenting its smoothest listen, a guitar band sacrificing free jam for boxed beats, and a prog band’s attempt to dial down the aural kudzu

Add Critic Rating
User Reviews
Gupla
85
Suena extrovertido, pero también bueno.
More user reviews
Cat Power - Sun
#122
Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
#124
Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita

La Isla Bonita

Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity

Friend Opportunity

Deerhoof - The Runners Four

The Runners Four

Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil

Deerhoof vs. Evil

First Listen: Deerhoof, 'La Isla Bonita'
Listen: Deerhoof - "Exit Only"
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Panda Bear

Person Pitch

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

tUnE-yArDs

w h o k i l l

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Scott Walker

Bish Bosch

Alt-J - An Awesome Wave

Alt-J

An Awesome Wave

The Flaming Lips - Embryonic

The Flaming Lips

Embryonic

Swans - The Seer

Swans

The Seer

Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam

Animal Collective

Strawberry Jam

DETAILS

September 4, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polyvinyl / Label
Experimental / Genres
deerhoof.net / Website
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 11 - AllMusic
# 23 - Cokemachineglow
# 43 - No Ripcord
MISC LISTS
# 39 - The Needle Drop
Track List
  1. Breakup Songs 
  2. There's That Grin 
  3. Bad Kids to the Front 
  4. Zero Seconds Pause 
  5. Mothball the Fleet 
  6. Flower 
  7. To Fly or Not to Fly 
  8. The Trouble With Candyhands 
  9. We Do Parties 
  10. Mario’s Flaming Whiskers III 
  11. Fête d'Adieu
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, erik
Popular Now
youtube.com
Listen: Wavves - Flamezesz
npr.org
Album Stream: HEALTH, 'Death Magic'
npr.org
Album Stream: Chelsea Wolfe - 'Abyss'
stereogum.com
Sun Kil Moon & Jesu Announce Collaborative Album Out Next Year


Added on: July 23, 2012


‚Äč