kiCK iiiii

Arca - kiCK iiiii
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2021 Ratings: #177 / 700
User Score
Based on 544 ratings
2021 Ratings: #84
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Spectrum Culture

kiCK iiiii remains the most enigmatic part, the least accessible, the most repulsive.

The Guardian
Her version of pop is rich and imaginative enough that you should take it, or at least spend the time sifting through it.
The Line of Best Fit

kiCK iiiii sees voids and doesn’t rush to fill them, perfectly content with absence – almost as much as KicK iii sounds averse to it.

Evening Standard

iiii and iiiii are largely beat-free with the tragic, majestic beauty of a cracking glacier. But come back in a few decades when I’ve finally taken it all in.


Of all ‘Kick’s instalments, this one is the most meandering, focused on conjuring up an atmosphere, and living within it.

The Skinny

kiCK iiiii is her most celestial, yet unadorned, collection of songs yet.

Loud and Quiet

kiCK iiiii cleverly uses space, silence and patience to recontextualise our categorisation of her art once more.


The KICK anthology is an intergalactic escapade with occasionally violent pit-stops, and iiiii signifies our landing on a planet where peace is possible.

The whole fifth volume feels like an Easter egg in a video game—a sparkly basket of jewels collected from the crevices of Arca’s more imposingly monumental works.
Under The Radar

kiCK iiiii ... sees Arca at her most subtle and understated.


Hey AOTY, I'm very happy to present you today my overall review on Arca that I wrote for Spectrum Culture! For those of you who are used to follow me, this is my first very important topic, so I hope you will enjoy it! I don't usually post this kind of message too, but I needed to share this with you ! (The rating applies to all new KIcks for the moment, according to the different ratio of my rating of AOTY) Here is the link: ... read more



Great closer! This one is also quite ambient, but even though it’s very minimalistic, “kiCK iiiii” does more to help each piece feel like it’s progressing over its runtime than its predecessor, and everything here is stunningly beautiful. Arca took on an ambitious task by making five albums worth of material that explored the various aspects of her sound, in a very short time no less, and I say it came together very well and ended on a high note.


my pussy cried.


As músicas desse álbum em sua grande maioria seguem as mesmas notas e estilo, algumas são condicionados por dois ou até cinco minutos de duração e o tempo é incondicionado, ou seja, é um álbum leve e sentimental, repleto de beleza e conceitos impressionantes.


Arca's finale in her "KiCk" series is a bewildering album, one that succeeds in the areas that it's predecessor failed at but still feels like it's in a shaky dilemma, one that meanders and asks for space but doesn't know what to do with it.

It's definitely the least accessible in the series, and that's saying something considering just how risky and weird the whole series sounds, but it definitely falls into being slightly pretentious when it could be something else, opting to never ... read more


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Added on: November 28, 2021