Mordechai

Khruangbin - Mordechai
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2020 Ratings: #407 / 794
User Score
Based on 379 ratings
2020 Ratings: #555
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

Musically, Khruangbin maintain their unwavering ability to weave a tapestry of diverse styles and sounds into their musical output.

80
The Arts Desk

Khruangbin have always made music that rewards close listening. With the vocal hooks and dancing boots of Mordechai, they’re making it easier than ever for us to love them.

80
Slant Magazine

Mordechai finds Khruangbin coming into their own, thanks to the band’s lyrical development and the honing of their fusion of intercontinental influences.

80
AllMusic

Khruangbin's music can still work as an ebullient, sun-baked soundtrack to daily activities, social gatherings, or cross-country road trips, but their songs have gotten more expressive and soul-searching, and Mordechai rewards closer listening more than any of their previous recordings.

80
Gigwise

Mordechai is a baptism, a rebirth, a new beginning.

80
Clash

Intensely relaxing, wonderfully addictive, and ultra-mellow, ‘Moredechai’ is this summer’s sunset record.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Mordechai offers a rich, meditative escape from the world, something more welcomed than ever in the current climate.

80
FLOOD Magazine

If you’re a long time Khruangbin fan, you’ll be engrossed by the vexing variations on a theme. If you’re new to the Khruangbin game, you’ve entered at an intriguing interlude. Stay a while. It’s nice.

78
Northern Transmissions

Mordechai literally expands Khruangbin’s vocabulary, while the group’s eclectic whirl continues to soar through a soulful stratosphere. First class, all the way.

74
Beats Per Minute

Mordechai is still very much a psychedelic vista of an album, but the difference is all with the vocals.

60
The Independent

Even for an instrumental album, the sheer inoffensiveness of the music leaves you feeling adrift.

60
No Ripcord

Mordechai is exactly what Khruangbin should have made at this point in their career. At its best, it’s a balm for the soul; at its worst, it’s background noise.

58
Pitchfork

On their third album, the dubby band’s feel for a groove remains intact, but they often render vibrant sounds from all over the world as impeccably stylish mood music.

30
The Needle Drop

Mordechai is far from the upper tiers of vibe music.

Nightwing734
77
bro relax i'm literally just v i b i n g
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81
Fuck u pitchfork
Muratka
73
'Mordechai' is a beautiful melodic story, consisting of 10 trilogies and each expressed with complete minimalism. Minimal wave of Tame Impala.
EdFruscley
84
With all the funky influence, a bass to get chill as fuck. And guitar lines that leads everything very well. Mordechai is a psychedelic experience of being chill. It could be great maybe, but is still a good background album for the chill experience
ecenb
79
A good album with instrumental emphasis and lo-fi melodies.

Fav Songs: Father Bird Mother Bird, Dearest Alfred, So We Won't Forget
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Track List

  1. First Class
  2. Time (You and I)
  3. Connaissais de Face
  4. Father Bird, Mother Bird
  5. If There is No Question
  6. Pelota
  7. One to Remember
  8. Dearest Alfred
  9. So We Won't Forget
  10. Shida
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Added on: April 27, 2020