Kaiser Chiefs - Duck
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2019 Ratings: #697 / 737
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1205
July 26, 2019 / Release Date
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Polydor / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Dork
A bouncing bop packed with wry smiles, nostalgia and genuine warmth, Kaiser Chiefs are a band comfortable in their own skin. There’s nothing cooler than that.
60
NME
‘Duck’ is far from inventive, but there’s fun to be had.
40
DIY

There are a couple of fleeting moments (the chorus of ‘Wait’ is a hooky, soaring thing) that remind you of the unabashed earworms that the Kaisers can produce at their best but, for the most part, ‘Duck’ is actually a bit of a turkey.

40
The Observer

Duck crashlands in as confused a space as that might suggest; it’s a very mainstream record, but doesn’t sound sure that it wants to be.

tha138
45
How can you handle an album that is yelling in despair, from the very first notes that come out of the speaker, because all of its vital instruments have dried up?
DalekTurret32
69
People Know How To Love Another [67]
Golden Oldies [65]
Wait [81]
Target Market [57]
Don't Just Stand There, Do Something [71]
Record Collection [101] (+)
The Only Ones [62]
Lucky Shirt [65]
Electric Heart [76]
Northern Holiday [55] (-)
Kurt vs. Frasier (The Battle For Seattle) [58]
MusicN
57
Surely after Stay Together being objectively sh*t, they knew to up their game?
RKanharn
55
It's a safe album from Ricky Wilson & Co, which sounds good but equally could be played to your parents and there's no chance of them getting offended.

Weirdly, I feel that the 55 score I have given, is slightly less than I expected but the numbers don't lie.
JayCrackers
79
People Know How To Love One Another 8/10
Golden oldies 8/10
Wait 8/10
Target Market 7/10
Don't Just Stand There, Do Something 8.5/10
Record Collection 8/10
The Only Ones 7.5/10
Lucky Shirt 7/10
Electric Heart 6/10
Northern Holiday 6.5/10
Kurt vs Frasier 4.5/10
Average: 7.9
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Track List

  1. People Know How To Love One Another
  2. Golden Oldies
  3. Wait
  4. Target Market
  5. Don't Just Stand There, Do Something
  6. Record Collection
  7. The Only Ones
  8. Lucky Shirt
  9. Electric Heart
  10. Northern Holiday
  11. Kurt vs Frasier (The Battle For Seattle)
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Added on: May 23, 2019