AOTY 2018
Panda Bear - Tomboy
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2011 Ratings: #115 / 901
Year End Rank: #36
User Score
Based on 147 ratings
2011 Ratings: #62
April 12, 2011 / Release Date
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Paw Tracks / Label
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No Ripcord

With Tomboy, Panda Bear offers a proverbial yet remarkably resonant and dense album.

Consequence of Sound

Aside from being a top-notch album musically, it very well may be Lennox’s most accessible work to date.


He's condensed the sprawl and stylistic shifts of Person Pitch into seemingly tidy songs.

Drowned in Sound

Here these 11 much shorter songs don’t so much buckle under Panda’s voice as become absorbed into it.

Less creative and more repetitive than Person Pitch. It's also pretty edgeless. It sounds a bit as if Coldplay made a Psychedelic Pop and Experimental album. A slight disappointment from mr. Lennox but it's still Panda Bear.
This record is slathered in an extremely unnecessary amount of delay and reverb. You can't even comprehend the music itself when Panda Bear is putting a lot of effects on his voice. Very gimmicky and not worth your time. I can't even remember what most of the tracks even sound like when they are all buried under Panda Bear's howling vocals. It was like he was masking the fact that he couldn't sing or didn't want to put forth the effort. And even when you can comprehend the music being ... read more
that sure is a lot of reverb, mr Noah.
Tom Simmons
Fav Tracks: Surfer's Hymn, Slow Motion, Tomboy, You Can Count On Me

Least Fav Track: Drone
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Track List

  1. You Can Count on Me 
  2. Tomboy 
  3. Slow Motion 
  4. Surfers Hymn 
  5. Last Night at The Jetty 
  6. Drone 
  7. Alsatian Darn 
  8. Scheherezade
  9. Friendship Bracelet 
  10. Afterburner 
  11. Benfica
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