Dirty Projectors - 5EPs
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
User Score
Based on 26 ratings
Liked by 1 person
November 20, 2020 / Release Date
Compilation / Format
Domino / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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The Line of Best Fit
It’s a 20 track album which feels half the length and the Dirty Projectors are now resolutely a band, and a band reborn.
Slant Magazine
Fittingly, given the band’s fondness for arpeggios, the collection breaks down their considerable breadth of genre variations into separate parts, providing a satisfying showcase for the group’s range while also making plain their core appeal with refreshing directness.

When exploring sounds more common with solo acts, Longstreth conversely sounds better surrounded by collaborators who can hold their own as easily as they can blend in. 5EPs makes the case that Dirty Projectors functions best not as a party for one, but as a conversation.

Overall, their efforts this year are worthless and weak. I don’t know what they had earlier in their careers, but such poor power does not inspire confidence.
I have reviewed all 5 EPs previously so this will be a compilation of all reviews. My final verdict is under the reviews.

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"The tempo of the production really couldn't do it for me and instrumentally left me wanting more. However, I do appreciate the nature of the guitar. Not quite sure why this EP was so highly praised by some, it's very underwhelming. The vocals aren't the most flattering and the production is minimal in a not so great way. Lyrically this EP is decent ... read more
diverse, heartfelt, cute
i just got into them this year and their stuff is very good. this might be my favorite of theirs more for the diverse tracklist but also the sounds in here. they're so comforting.
a very comfy album for a very comfy and relaxing mood
This is ear candy from front-to-back. A compilation of sweet songs from a band that's always busy.
Overlord was alright.

If you’ve been following my for any amount of time this year, you probably know I didn’t like these EPs. Now that they’re all out, I have to at least give it a complete listen before I can rate it (duh).

Dirty Projectors struck a nerve with me when they started releasing what I could only refer to as... modern art. Simplistic and inoffensive folky tunes, yet feeling like jamming puzzle pieces together where they don’t belong—especially the ... read more
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Added on: November 17, 2020