Mordechai

Khruangbin - Mordechai
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2020 Ratings: #198 / 389
User Score
Based on 237 ratings
2020 Ratings: #320
Liked by 13 people
June 26, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
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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.

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.

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.

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81
Fuck u pitchfork
Nightwing734
77
bro relax i'm literally just v i b i n g
Muratka
100
'Mordechai' is a beautiful melodic story, consisting of 10 trilogies and each expressed with complete minimalism. Minimal wave of Tame Impala.
21stcenturyschi
55
Khruangbin is a primarily instrumental focused band, that combines elements of psychedelic rock, funk, a bit of soul and reggae. Some of the tracks hold a solid groove, while the others have a very relaxing tone. While this wide variety of ideas and influences probably would have sounded cool to me before listening to Mordechai, but I found that a fair portion of these styles didn't play out all that well, and the album ended up being a pretty hit or miss. While I think that the trippier, ... read more
funklildim
78
Довольно самобытный в своём роде коллектив из Техаса выпустил новый альбом, их релиз 2018 года произвёл на меня впечатление. Эта же работа у меня вызывает некую аналогию с Slow Rush Кевина Паркера - этакое стояние на месте, отсутствие как такого прогресса в звучании, в некоторых ... read more
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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