Crosswords

Panda Bear - Crosswords
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
2015 Ratings: #429
August 20, 2015 / Release Date
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Domino / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Under The Radar

Of the other four previously unreleased tracks, "No Mans Land" utilizes the classic Panda Bear tropes of expertly weaving weird and wonderful, dense and disorientating aural oddness with more accessible vocal prettiness.

75
Consequence of Sound

He explores the mundanities of the real world in his angelic voice, giving them a startling beauty and pouring them out in little spiked Dixie cups.

71
Pitchfork

The five songs on the Crosswords EP sound like tracks that come easily to him, songs he knows how to make without stretching himself.

67
Pretty Much Amazing

Crosswords, as a collection of loose leaves, doesn't have the weight of Grim Reaper but that also means it doesn't have the pressure. Crosswords is something you can just consume without trying to wring every inch of intent out of it.

60
Spin

Though Crosswords’ lackadaisical pleasantness is by no means offensive, there’s no compelling reason for this EP to exist.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes

The EP ... sounds of a piece with this meshy Greaper whole, but either in its brevity or repetition, it takes on a more therapeutic candor.

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74
Jabberwocky SLAPS
Sorrugis
68
Marijuanas make my day too PB

Loved: Cosplay
Liked: No Mans Land, The Preakness
Disliked: Crosswords, Jabberwocky
Gupla
73
Desde el anuncio de “Mr Noah”, primer EP de Panda Bear en su carrera como solista, este mismo no ha parado de lanzar nuevos proyectos, que van desde un LP, hasta material de remixes, más playlist con sus mix, etc. En esta ocasión (y por sorpresa) nos demuestra Crosswords, un EP con canciones nuevas, y otras ya conocidas pero con más agregados. Tenemos una versión más arreglada de “marijuana makes my day” pero con el nombre de ... read more
exception
64
really bored me :/ not sure exactly how i feel about it, and panda bear in general, but this didnt excite me.
fav tracks: cosplay
least fav tracks: crosswords
SherlockMHolmes
80
You know what? I liked it.
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MISC LISTS

#3/Exclaim (EPs)

Track List

  1. Crosswords
  2. No Mans Land
  3. Jabberwocky
  4. The Preakness
  5. Cosplay
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Added on: August 20, 2015