Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #488 / 890
User Score
2018 Rank: #16
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
GIGsoup

KKB retain some electropop on ‘Time ‘n’ Place’, but to help themselves appear more integral, it’s less computerized, more ‘no wave’ synth pop-esque, with performances that come from a human touch.

80
Exclaim!

Time 'n' Place is challenging, but its rewards are commensurate, and while the band may lose some of their more fickle fans with this release, it's always refreshing to see artistic growth put first, especially when it pays off like this.

80
The Needle Drop

Kero Kero Bonito make their Polyvinyl debut with a pretty radical departure from the signature sound cemented on Bonito Generation. Thankfully, Time 'n' Place is every bit as good as that album.

70
AllMusic

Time 'n' Place might not be quite as cohesive as Bonito Generation, but it offers a fuller portrait of Kero Kero Bonito's music without losing any of the spark that makes them special.

65
Pitchfork

The content is memorable, but the melodies aren’t. Still, stronger and more diverse than their debut, Time ‘n’ Place aspirationally conjures a world that won’t be so easy to detest, one where magic and memory intertwine.

60
PopMatters

Time 'n' Place sounds transitional as if Kero Kero Bonito are working their way into something that's more sustainable than the often wild, sometimes too-cute experiments of their past.

August
100

“...Do cars ever fly?”

yeah thanks for making me feel profoundly emotional Sarah

I've never felt this feelings except when I was listening to Porter Robinson's Worlds...

my god...

Toasterqueen12
100

Time n' Place is a special album for me at least, because it was the first album I discovered from AOTY. That fact isn't why I gave it a 100, but it does give some fond memories. Love you. AOTY, everyone on here is great.

Anyways, Time n' Place is my go to for "sad music." Everyone has their sad music album. Maybe it's A Crow Looked at Me. Maybe it's Have A Nice Life. Maybe it's even Ballads 1 is you're soft like that. For me it's Time n Place.

Time n Place is the kind of sad I ... read more

MattsReviews
80

As life passes by around us, we all have to come to terms with growing up, gaining responsibilities, and moving into a new stage of our life. We have no choice but to face those consequences ourselves as we mature, leaving our innocence behind like a worn-and-torn stuffed animal and entering into a vast, brutal, often obscured reality that we’re not prepared to face. “Time ‘n’ Place” perfectly encapsulates the frightening feelings of growing up, of watching the ... read more

Shblevins
91

Definitely their strongest full package of tracks, although sonically I found their first 2 full lengths a little more interesting and engaging.

Xxlucia07xX
97

I LOVE KERO KERO BONITO! !! I LOVE KERO KERO FUCKING BONITO !!!! PLEASE KKB BEAR MY CHILDREN

proxyym
90

its so silly and pretty and silly and loud a bit i love it

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Track List

1Outside
1:51
88
2Time Today
2:11
92
3Only Acting
3:49
95
4Flyway
1:58
92
5Dump
3:01
88
6Make Believe
3:27
93
7Dear Future Self
2:46
90
8Visiting Hours
2:25
89
9If I'd Known
2:43
85
10Sometimes
2:01
82
11Swimming
3:19
94
12Rest Stop
3:22
88
Total Length: 32 minutes

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Added on: September 18, 2018