Destroyer - Kaputt
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2011 Ratings: #4 / 909
Year End Rank: #11
User Score
Based on 390 ratings
2011 Ratings: #4
January 25, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Kaputt is a rare work of historical interpretation and pop artistry, full of beauty and wonder.

92
Beats Per Minute

It takes a few listens for all its subtle nuances to emerge; repeat visits draw attention to just how well-constructed these songs are

91
A.V. Club

An album that’s as stunning for its straight-faced chutzpah as for its unrepentant, obsessively well-coiffed lushness.

90
Drowned in Sound

He approaches near perfection by combining complex song structures with simple pop melodies.

90
No Ripcord

This is a solid album with some great ideas, and when it’s given the attention it really deserves, those qualities come out in droves.

88
Pitchfork

More than any other Destroyer record, you can just throw this on and it sounds good, and plenty will do well stopping there. But for those so inclined, there's more to explore.

DEEPSLEEP
85
for fucks sake this came out in 2011, where was i?
Atrocityblubber
83
Chill vibes
YungNoodle
92
gorgeous

EDIT: don't know what i was thinking by giving this a 10/10, still an amazing record nonetheless
Doofy
100
This album took a long while to grow on me (over a year? At least) but now I consider it my second favourite of all time.

So many times you hear people claim an album is 'atmospheric', 'transportive', 'magical', 'its own world'...this is one of the few albums that truly lives up to such billing.
scott96k
85
Late to the party, but wow what an album.
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Track List

  1. Chinatown 
  2. Blue Eyes 
  3. Savage Night at the Opera
  4. Suicide Demo for Kara Walker 
  5. Poor in Love 
  6. Kaputt 
  7. Downtown 
  8. Song for America 
  9. Bay of Pigs (Detail)
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