AOTY 2022
Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #482 / 878
User Score
2018 Ratings: #18
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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

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

whoda
94

very good

diishsoap
100

first album i ever cried to and favorite album ever

85

Am I insane or did Dwayne Johnson say he liked this album at one point. I swear I'm not making this up that mf is a Bonitohead. Posted up on set getting into his grindset with Only Acting, because sometimes he forgets that he is only acting.

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Track List

1Outside
1:51
89
2Time Today
2:11
92
3Only Acting
3:49
96
4Flyway
1:58
91
5Dump
3:01
88
6Make Believe
3:27
94
7Dear Future Self
2:46
91
8Visiting Hours
2:25
89
9If I'd Known
2:43
86
10Sometimes
2:01
85
11Swimming
3:19
95
12Rest Stop
3:22
89
Total Length: 32 minutes

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Added on: September 18, 2018