tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
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Based on 29 reviews
2011 Ratings: #15 / 920
Year End Rank: #5
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Based on 252 ratings
2011 Ratings: #37
April 19, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH

There's an energy and atmosphere to w h o k i l l which seems to just pour off the record.

90
Drowned in Sound

With whokill, Merrill Garbus has somehow managed to encompass more ideas into just over 40 minutes than most artists manage in a lifetime.

90
No Ripcord

It’s a massive improvement from her last album, yet it never sacrifices any of her style.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

This album demands your open-minded attention on its own terms, and it ends up teaching you how to listen to it in a new way.

88
Pitchfork

The music benefits from the increased professionalism, but Garbus has not abandoned her lo-fi aesthetic.

80
PopMatters

With a crisper, clearer production that helps it to stand out, w h o k i l l is, almost literally speaking, tUnE-yArDs’ breakthrough.

Flamingooooo
90
A great collection of fantastic experimental songs, each of which is unique in its own way
This album is just very well fucked up, but my favourite band will always be Eminem.
Doofy
72
An explosion of all sorts of sounds and genres but as the dust clears I'm starting to pick out some reference points - TV on the Radio, Benjamin Clementine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and erm, Soul Coughing occasionally.

A life affirming one as it shows just how unique and unexpected one individual's approach to music can be.
Ennety
77
Doesn't sound like anything else I've heard yet it is so catchy and inspiring.
MinatoArisato
70
Merrill Garbus delivers a pretty interesting record which takes influence from African music and reinvents it for w h o k i l l. whilst Merrill Garbus' vocals can be a bit annoying at times, the instrumentation and production makes this record something quite unique to hear.

Best Track: My Country
Worst Track: Powa
KengojiUltamYT
86
gAnGsTa
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Track List

  1. My Country 
  2. Es-so 
  3. Gangsta 
  4. Powa 
  5. Riotriot 
  6. Bizness 
  7. Doorstep 
  8. You Yes You 
  9. Wooly Wolly Gong 
  10. Killa
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