Bonito Generation

Kero Kero Bonito - Bonito Generation
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #45 / 763
User Score
Based on 548 ratings
2016 Ratings: #51
October 21, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash
‘Bonito Generation’ pulls off a neat trick by being a varied album whose individual tracks are all still unmistakably KKB.
90
Tiny Mix Tapes
Fine-tuning the subversive attitude behind their naive front, KKB rides the narrow frequency that sits between uncritical pop product and art school radio, and in so doing manage to nonchalantly and charismatically critique their surroundings.
85
The 405
It’s an album crammed full of massive singles; the musical equivalent of a table full of gaudy, delicious cupcakes.
80
DIY

The one fault with this first work: It crams together a bunch of massive singles, melted into a sometimes grating dose of glucose. But that’s the compromise for penning twelve monster hits. And these really are hits. They’re not songs to skirt the pop fringes without making an impact.

80
The Needle Drop
Kero Kero Bonito comes through with a set of creative, focused, and super sweet pieces of pop music on their debut album.
75
Pretty Much Amazing

Bonito Generation is thickly coated in this sweet pop sheen, and repeated listens can induce the same effect as a sugar rush.

60
The Guardian

Their no-fat nuggets have the hyper-slickness of kawaii J-pop, while harking back to an era (the 90s, obv) when high-concept chart hits were as ubiquitous as boy bands’ curtains (recalling, especially, one-hit-wonders Len).

WhatTheFunk
88
"I just put the radio on
Heard a song I can't stop thinking 'bout it
Though it didn't last very long
It's in my hea-a-ad !
Plus I didn't catch who it was
But it sort of sounded like a big hit
Are you gonna play it some more ?
Guess I'll keep on listening."

It could be my story with Kero Kero Bonito, but these words are just the lyrics that Sarah Midori Perry, KKB's japanese-british frontgirl, happily sings on "Heard a Song", a clever mise-en-abyme of hearing a song on the ... read more
fakeplasticrose
85
My mouth hurts from how much this made me smile
Atrocityblubber
80
Everyone gangsta until kkb
MothaOfMotha12
95
they literally made an ear wormer about a song that they heard on the radio and is now stick in their heads tf

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i find this album wayy catchier and consistent than time n place, but i respect time n place for being experimental and different, but, at the end of the day, both albums are VERY good
Flamingooooo
90
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Track List

  1. Waking Up
  2. Heard a Song
  3. Graduation
  4. Fish Bowl
  5. Big City
  6. Break
  7. Lipslap
  8. Try Me
  9. Paintbrush
  10. Trampoline
  11. Picture This
  12. Hey Parents
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