Birthday

Pom Poko - Birthday
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #203 / 586
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
2019 Ratings: #247
February 22, 2019 / Release Date
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Bella Union / Label
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usedtobe
86
So crazy and fun to listen to.
Yaysuz
81
Okay, maybe my Norwegian bias here is showing a bit, but hear me out here:

This album is FUN. I do not know how else to put this, but this is definitely one of the most enjoyable albums that I have heard this year. It's weird as hell, as you would expect from the album cover, and it is clear that the band here is not holding back.

The riffs are zany, the drumming is superb, and the songwriting is great. And the falsetto female vocals on top are the cherry on top of the weird-ass cake. The ... read more
CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
mattgoold
75
Pom Poko balances zany looseness with machine-like rhythms for a knotty and twisting snake of an album. Where did they come from? Outer space.
85
Strong debut, one of the best indie pop/rock releases of 2019

It wears the Deerhoof influences practically on its sleeve, but overall the Pom Poko debut is more consistently fun and energetic than the average album by those more venerable noise poppers. Besides, how can I resist a band named after my favorite Ghibli movie? A welcome addition to the indie scene, hopefully they won't peter out too early.

If you want me 2 stay is one of the highlights, with its adorable chorus, and mellow ... read more
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Track List

  1. Theme #1
  2. My Blood
  3. Follow the Lights
  4. My Work Is Full of Art
  5. Blue
  6. Honey
  7. Crazy Energy Night
  8. Birthday
  9. Milk Trust
  10. Day Tripper
  11. If U Want Me 2 Stay
  12. Peachy
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