Animal Magic (Bonobo album)

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Animal Magic
Studio album by Bonobo
Released 24 July 2000 (2000-07-24) (original)
24 April 2001 (re-release)
Genre Trip hop,[1] electronica
Length 44:31
Label Tru Thoughts (TRU CD 007)
Ninja Tune (ZENCD 063)
Bonobo chronology
Animal Magic
One Offs... Remixes & B-Sides
(2002)One Offs... Remixes & B-Sides2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10)[3]

Animal Magic is the debut studio album by British electronic music artist Bonobo, originally released in 2000 on Tru Thoughts and re-released in 2001 by Ninja Tune.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were mixed by Bonobo (Simon Green).

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 0:43
2. "Sleepy Seven" 5:19
3. "Dinosaurs" 3:57
4. "Kota" 5:41
5. "Terrapin" 4:36
6. "The Plug" 5:15
7. "Shadowtricks" 4:06
8. "Gypsy" 3:35
9. "Sugar Rhyme" 4:44
10. "Silver" 6:36
Total length: 44:31

Critical reception[edit]

Animal Magic received both mixed and positive reviews upon release. AllMusic gave the album a 2.5/5, stating that "the album at first is repulsive and repetitive, but slowly builds its way into a steady and enjoyable debut".[2] Pitchfork gave the album a score of 7.6/10, praising Bonobo (aka Simon Green) "for his smooth and calming sound, but detrimental use of previous Ninja Tune and Tru Thoughts records".[3] Even with this critical ire, Animal Magic to this day has a large and prominent fan-base, having launched a whole audience for Bonobo's future and present music releases.


  1. ^ Jones, Richard (12 January 2017). "Complete Guide: Bonobo". Clash. Retrieved 4 December 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Carlson, Dean (24 April 2001). "Bonobo - Animal Magic, album review". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Cooper, Paul (22 May 2002). "Bonobo: Animal Magic Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 

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