Time 'n' Place

Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #467 / 841
User Score
2018 Ratings: #22
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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.

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
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...
SMTCubes
100
EDIT: Over the past few days, I wrote a collaborative review with @MattsReviews on this album, and I'm really proud of how it turned out. Review on his account, please check it out if you can. Love you all. <3

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/mattsreviews/album/121823-time-n-place/

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A month or so ago, I purchased a vinyl copy of Time ‘n’ Place. When it shipped, I took it out of the box, took the record out of the sleeve, and sat down in the nearest ... read more
MattsReviews
92
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
WhatTheFunk
70
400TH REVIEW AND IT'S A LONG ASS REVIEW

First of all, I would like to thank all the aoty users, the content you create is really great and I love coming to this site regularly. To thank you, here is one of my most personal reviews.

Coincidence, happy or unhappy, I cannot say: I have the impression that my life is strangely in phase with the transformation of the most adorable and carefree trio of the Milky Way. One year ago, I felt like Sarah on the cover of "Bonito Generation": ... read more
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Year End Lists

#22/The Needle Drop

Track List

  1. Outside
  2. Time Today
  3. Only Acting
  4. Flyway
  5. Dump
  6. Make Believe
  7. Dear Future Self
  8. Visiting Hours
  9. If I'd Known
  10. Sometimes
  11. Swimming
  12. Rest Stop
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Added on: September 18, 2018