King Krule

King Krule - King Krule
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
User Score
Based on 71 ratings
2011 Ratings: #136
November 8, 2011 / Release Date
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True Panther Sounds / Label
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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.
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
BruhMan
78
FAVORITE TRACKS: 36N63, Lead Existence & The Noose Of Jah City
loudnormie101
75
This was cool for a short little EP but none of the songs really stood out outside of the final track and also

Fantano fuck you this is not his best project
87
One of the best albums for rainy days.
JFulfy
91
first taste of King Krule, and with a bang.
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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