- Let Them Eat Chaos

Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 12 reviews
2016 Rank: #16 / 699
USER SCORE
77
Based on
46 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

If you know anything about Tempest, you should know she’s not chiefly a musician, but a wordsmith. She forges a mighty hammer and her album has a thunderous resonance for our times.

90
musicOMH

It’s a vital record that’s a blast of clarity in a muddy, chaotic world.

90
AllMusic

On the masterful follow-up to her Mercury Prize-nominated debut, Everybody Down, British poet/rapper Kate Tempest offers a vivid portrait of human failings and worldly tumult as seen through the microcosm of an unnamed South London street at 4:18 A.M.

80
DIY

Tempest has delivered a compelling, thought-provoking insight into our troubled times.

80
Drowned in Sound

On Let them Eat Chaos Tempest has cemented herself as a poet/rapper of the highest order, who isn’t happy just make the masses smile, but to challenge and make them think and love too.

80
The Guardian

The words and their delivery are obviously the point of Let Them Eat Chaos, but they aren’t the only thing that makes it compelling. From the slowly pulsating electronic currents of Breaks to Perfect Coffee’s early Chicago house chug, the music is uniformly great.

80
The 405

Channelling the vivacity of the Beatnik poets in her hurtling metre and arrestingly forensic imagery, Tempest unravels a modesty in the metaphysics all the more powerful for its naturalism.

80
Clash

‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ is engaging and at only 48 minutes it doesn't outstay its welcome ... Aside from a few overly earnest observations, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ is one of the most unique and interesting projects of 2016.

80
The Skinny

Undoubtedly a contender for one of the most important pieces of music released this year, Let Them Eat Chaos dazzles with its linguistically-created, vivid imagery, and ability to evoke overwhelming atmosphere through its sound.

80
No Ripcord

The resonance of Let Them Eat Chaos is mammoth, and Tempest’s lexical flair is the difference maker.

BuffaloStaple
60
She definitely has a lot of personality and lyrical skill, but this album does contain a little bit of filler and instrumentally the whole thing is just a bit too bland, she could work on her hooks a bit too. Not a bad LP though overall.
christianrjs9
82
The concept is interesting and Kate's lyrics really grabbed me. The production is also great. I know I'll find myself going back to this a lot.
AkArE1989
80
ロックの時代は終わったなと再確認させられる一枚。ロックの存在価値は最早無い。ただ韻があまり踏めてなく、蚊帳の外である我々にとっては少し物足りない感もある。
CloudsInTheHead
84
UK hip hop remains as politically relevant as ever. 'Europe is Lost' is such a delightfully biting track
DiegoPaim01
76
Kate Tempest oferece uma abordagem lírica no mínimo interessante no seu trabalho, e me chamou a atenção de cara justamente pela individualidade de sua performance. Com um rap praticamente declamado, a poeta estabelece seu estilo sob beats eletrônicas bem pesadas, agressivas, sintéticas. A sonoridade não deixa a desejar, dando uma base bem sólida para os versos de Kate ao mesmo tempo que possibilita uma atmosfera sombria em total ... read more
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DETAILS

October 7, 2016 / Release Date
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 41 - BrooklynVegan
# 16 - Double J
# 14 - Drowned in Sound
Esquire (UK)
# 92 - Fopp
# 9 - Gaffa (Norway)
# 4 - Loud and Quiet
# 3 - musicOMH
# 29 - NME
# 61 - PopMatters
# 31 - Q Magazine
# 25 - Rough Trade
MISC LISTS
# 74 - Drift
# 14 - PopMatters (Hip Hop)
Track List
  1. Picture a Vacuum
  2. Lionmouth Door Knocker
  3. Ketamine For Breakfast
  4. Europe Is Lost
  5. We Die
  6. Whoops
  7. Brews
  8. Don't Fall In
  9. Pictures On a Screen
  10. Perfect Coffee
  11. Grubby
  12. Breaks
  13. Tunnel Vision


Added on: September 3, 2016