Kaputt (album)

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Kaputt
Studio album by Destroyer
Released January 25, 2011
Genre Indie pop, chamber pop, soft rock, jazz, new wave, disco
Length 50:08 (CD)
70:06 (vinyl)
Label Merge/Dead Oceans
Destroyer chronology
Archer on the Beach
(2010)
Kaputt
(2011)
Five Spanish Songs
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (84/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (A-)[3]
Consequence of Sound 4.5/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound 9/10 stars[5]
One Thirty BPM (92%)[6]
Paste Magazine (8.6/10)[7]
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10)[8]
Popmatters 6/10 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Spin 7/10 stars[11]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[12]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5 stars[13]

Kaputt is the ninth LP from Destroyer, released on January 25, 2011 by Merge Records and Dead Oceans Records.[14] The album was leaked towards the end of 2010.[15][16] The vinyl edition of the album features bonus material on side three written largely by frequent Destroyer collaborator Ted Bois. This material is also included in the European CD version of the album credited as 'The Laziest River'.

On June 16, 2011, Kaputt was named as a longlisted nominee (one of 40) for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[17] On July 6, the album was named as a shortlisted (one of 10) nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize award.

Kaputt received highly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 84, based on 39 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim".

Pitchfork placed the album at 2nd on its list of the "Top 50 albums of 2011".[18] Tiny Mix Tapes placed Kaputt at number 9 on its list of "Favorite 50 Albums of 2011." [19] Uncut placed the album at number 31[20] while Mojo placed the album at number 41 on its list.[21]

Pitchfork Media and El País[22] both named it the second best album of 2011.

Track listing[edit]

CD and digital version[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Chinatown"   3:49
2. "Blue Eyes"   4:07
3. "Savage Night at the Opera"   4:24
4. "Suicide Demo for Kara Walker"   8:26
5. "Poor in Love"   3:26
6. "Kaputt"   6:18
7. "Downtown"   3:52
8. "Song for America"   4:29
9. "Bay of Pigs (Detail)"   11:19

The European CD version contains "The Laziest River" as a single track after "Song for America".

Vinyl version[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Chinatown"   3:49
2. "Blue Eyes"   4:07
3. "Savage Night at the Opera"   4:24
4. "Suicide Demo for Kara Walker"   8:26
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Poor in Love"   3:26
2. "Kaputt"   6:18
3. "Downtown"   3:52
4. "Song for America"   4:29
Side three: The Laziest River
No. Title Length
1. "Prelude (Estuary)"   4:17
2. "Nagel's Marimba"   4:28
3. "The Laziest River"   7:04
4. "Palm Springs Life"   0:30
5. "Landing on Water"   3:39
Side four
No. Title Length
1. "Bay of Pigs (Detail)"   11:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaputt - Destroyer. Metacritic. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  2. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Destroyer Kaputt". Allmusic. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hyden, Steven (January 25, 2011). "Destroyer;Kaputt". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Litowitz, Drew (January 5, 2011). "Album Review: Destroyer – Kaputt". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ Porter, Bruce (January 25, 2011). "Destroyer Kaputt". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ Dix, Michael (January 25, 2011). "Destroyer Kaputt". One Thirty BPM. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (January 25, 2011). "Destroyer:Kaputt". Paste Magazine. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ Richardson, Mark (January 24, 2011). "Destroyer Kaputt". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Fiander, Matthew (January 23, 2011). "Destroyer: Kaputt". Popmatters. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ Dolan, Jon (January 25, 2011). "Destroyer Kaputt". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ Menconi, David (January 25, 2011). "Destroyer, ‘Kaputt’". Spin. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ Smith, Robert (October 30, 2012). "Destroyer Kaputt". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ Comentale, Ed. "Destroyer Kaputt". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ Merge Records
  15. ^ Frontier Psychiatrist review
  16. ^ TSURURADIO
  17. ^ "2011 Polaris Music Prize Long List announced". aux.tv, June 16, 2011.
  18. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2011". Pitchfork Media. December 15, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2012. 
  19. ^ "2011: Favorite Albums of 2011". Tiny Mix Tapes. December 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Uncut‘s Top 50 Albums Of 2011". Stereogum. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  21. ^ "MOJO's Top 50 Albums Of 2011". Stereogum. December 2, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  22. ^ El País. "Discos internacionales II: Del 10 al 1 >> Tentaciones EL PAÍS". Tentaciones.elpais.com. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 

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