Bonito Generation

Kero Kero Bonito - Bonito Generation
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #44 / 758
User Score
Based on 293 ratings
2016 Ratings: #59
October 21, 2016 / Release Date
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Electropop / Genres
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‘Bonito Generation’ pulls off a neat trick by being a varied album whose individual tracks are all still unmistakably KKB.
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.
The 405
It’s an album crammed full of massive singles; the musical equivalent of a table full of gaudy, delicious cupcakes.

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.

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.
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.

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).

Such a unique record, it's near impossible to listen to this album without a huge smile on your face.
My mouth hurts from how much this made me smile
Still scarier than ion, oh, the music is good as well.
The cover is so colorful and annoying (I really want to punch her in the face for that look) that in the moment I saw it for the first time I knew I had to listen to it, even though that I don't even want to. I think I expected so-bad-it-is-actually-good-and-somehow-enjoyable kind of music.
It was a bit boring first but turned out to be a lot better than I thought it would. Really silly and sugary and girly stuff, but it's so innocent, cute and naive that I can't hate it because it would be ... read more
It’s a cool album. I think I like Time ‘n’ Place more but this is good as well
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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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Added on: August 23, 2016