King Krule

King Krule - King Krule
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 139 ratings
2011 Ratings: #148
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Pitchfork

There's beauty in the clean, echoing guitars that are all over King Krule and some unexpected moments too

75
A.V. Club
Along with being blessed with an eye-catching shock of red hair and a beautiful, baritone vowel-abuser of a voice, the Londoner formerly known as Zoo Kid possesses a canniness that belies his years.
71
Beats Per Minute
Though its brevity is one of the most notable facts of this new release (the EP clocks in at a slight 13 minutes), the most is made of the time given. There’s no filler, no fat to be trimmed, simply four solid pop songs and a brief instrumental introduction tied together in a neat fashion.
70
The Needle Drop
It's a little chaotic here and there but in a really admirable kind of way.
60
Rolling Stone
If you’ve ever slowly blinked back to consciousness in a dentist’s chair, unable to distinguish dream from fact, you already know what King Krule sounds like.
60
Slant Magazine
The tracks here are certainly cool, frequently gorgeous, but seldom memorable, and even if this isn’t the type of music that needs to be embellished with hooks or overt choruses, it’s still too easy to see the whole thing as an especially ambitious spoken-word act.
Plats
72

I think this is a decent first step for Archy. It has some really cool ideas and impressive songwriting for his age. The production and brevity aren't anything to write home about, though.

Fav Tracks: The Noose of Jah City, Portrait In Black and Blue, Lead Existence

Least Fav Track: Bleak Blake

Score:
7.2
Good

Aoaystheory
70

BAND OF THE WEEK: Album Thoughts #1

King Krule's introduction into the scene is a messy one, but accurately presents the character that we will begin to know and love. It's not something I will likely return to, besides The Noose of Jah City or Portrait In Black And Blue, but Krule was still miles ahead of any peer's considering he wasn't even 18 at the time of it's release. Lyrically he's always been at the top of his game with bleakly poetic themes delivered in his gritty manor that he'll ... read more

GelatoM0
71

[70.80] Cool low fidelity vocals over good pop production and mixing, although there is only one track that I do not believe holds up to the rest. Good self-titled beginning from King Krule!

favs - The Noose Of Jah City and Bleak Bake

72 - Intro
74 - Bleak Bake
71 - Portrait In Black And Blue
61 - Lead Existence
76 - The Noose Of Jah City

benmakesyoufat
80

a really interesting all over the place coming of sound album. Crazy that he recorded it at 16. Pretty much a artistic portfolio of all his ideas mushed together

GelatoM0
71

[70.80] Cool low fidelity vocals over good pop production and mixing, although there is only one track that I do not believe holds up to the rest. Good self-titled beginning from King Krule!

favs - The Noose Of Jah City and Bleak Bake

72 - Intro
74 - Bleak Bake
71 - Portrait In Black And Blue
61 - Lead Existence
76 - The Noose Of Jah City

BradTasteInMen
83

I lovz archie

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Track List

  1. Intro 
  2. Bleak Bake 
  3. Portrait In Black And Blue 
  4. Lead Existence 
  5. The Noose Of Jah City
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Added on: November 11, 2011