Mordechai

Khruangbin - Mordechai
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2020 Ratings: #445 / 857
User Score
Based on 457 ratings
2020 Ratings: #654
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

80
Clash

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

80
Gigwise

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

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
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
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
Exclaim!

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

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
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.

60
The Independent

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

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
70

bro relax i'm literally just v i b i n g

samssss
81

Fuck u pitchfork

mediocre_feet
60

Mordechai is the embodiment of chill. The album is vibrant and stylish genre-bending music. The music of Khruangbin isn't particularly deep, but it's good and that's all that matters.

tangerinekarats
100

this album goes a little too far into subdued trance-y psych music for me, leaving a lot of the songs feeling like they just blend together. still, it’s a really great vibe

Mushrooom
43

this album feels boring and flat, not much to grab the listener's attention and keep them entertained.
maybe I would enjoy the album more if I was feeling a specific mood, but I'm not going to do all that.

Saddoc
79

Why is this YELLOW?!

First Class - 7.5
Time (You and I) - 8
Connaissais de Face - 7.5
Father Bird, Mother Bird - 8.5
If There is No Question - 7.5
Pelota - 7
One to Remember - 7
Dearest Alfred - 7.5
So We Won't Forget - 8
Shida - 8

Favorites: Father Bird, Mother Bird, So We Won't Forget
Least Favorites: Pelota, One to Remember

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Added on: April 27, 2020