Time 'n' Place

Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #462 / 831
User Score
2018 Ratings: #27
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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
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
100
what happened?
¿es esto lo que se siente al morir?
šta je ovo?
яйца и член

!!! WARNING THIS IS A FULL ASS ESSAY !!!

This album might have just ruined my life. Not “ruined” but it’s my companion as I ruin my own life. If you choose to listen to this, don’t go into it with the same mindset that I did. If you want to listen to a happy album listen to Bonito Generation. I haven’t been in a good place at all.

But yet I’m still the ... read more
SMTCubes
100
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 office chair.

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There are albums that are good, some that are great, and then there are some that hold a truly special place in my heart- albums that I only listen to on special occasions because I know that listening to them will evoke a special sadness, one that gives me chills and makes me ... read more
Supertartory
100
We all lose our innocence at some point, we all try to cling onto those last glimmers of innocence we can reach, some of us more than others. Time ‘n’ Place takes us on a journey of that exact notion; reaching onto the last crumbs of innocence, not wanting to leave it behind, not wanting to become corrupted by the world and to become a shell of your former self.

Time ‘n’ Place is very obviously quite a different album to Bonito Generation, while it still upholds that ... read more
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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