Deerhoof vs. Evil

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Deerhoof vs. Evil
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2011
GenreIndie rock, experimental rock
LabelPolyvinyl (U.S. CD and vinyl)
Joyful Noise (U.S. limited edition cassette)
ATP Recordings (UK)
Flying Nun (New Zealand)
P-Vine (Japan)
Deerhoof chronology
Offend Maggie
Deerhoof vs. Evil
Breakup Song

Deerhoof vs. Evil is the tenth studio album by the band Deerhoof. It was released on January 6, 2011 on P-Vine Records in Japan,[1] January 24, 2011 on ATP Recordings in the United Kingdom,[2] January 25, 2011 on Polyvinyl in the USA,[3] and January 30, 2011 on Flying Nun Records in New Zealand.[4]

The band released the album one track at a time via different media outlets online, with a full map and schedule available on their own website.[5] The first song released was "The Merry Barracks", which streamed on October 8, 2010, via the US website Pitchfork Media.[3]


Deerhoof vs. Evil currently holds a score of 77 on the music review aggregator Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable reviews." [6]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[7]
The A.V. ClubA−[8]
Drowned in Sound8/10 stars[9]
Mojo4/5 stars[10]
NME5/10 stars[11]
Paste9/10 stars[12]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[13]
Spin3.5/5 stars[14]
Tiny Mix Tapes4/5 stars[15]
Uncut4/5 stars[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ed Rodriguez, Greg Saunier, John Dieterich, and Satomi Matsuzaki, except where noted.

1."Qui Dorm, Només Somia"3:12
2."Behold a Marvel in the Darkness"3:29
3."The Merry Barracks"3:31
4."No One Asked to Dance"2:16
5."Let's Dance the Jet" (Mikis Theodorakis)1:36
6."Super Duper Rescue Heads!"2:35
7."Must Fight Current"2:53
8."Secret Mobilization"3:03
9."Hey I Can"2:13
11."I Did Crimes for You"3:09
12."Almost Everyone, Almost Always"2:41
Total length:32:45



  1. ^ "DEERHOOF ディアフーフ – 2011 P-VINE" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Artist Bio: Deerhoof - Deerhoof - All Tomorrow's Parties". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Deerhoof Sign to Polyvinyl for New Album - Pitchfork". Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  4. ^ Flying Nun Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Global Album Leak". Deerhoof vs. Evil. Archived from the original on 28 January 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Deerhoof Vs. Evil Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  7. ^ Phares, Heather (2011-01-25). "Deerhoof vs. Evil - Deerhoof : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  8. ^ Williams, Christian (2011-01-25). "Deerhoof: Deerhoof vs. Evil | Music | MusicalWork Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  9. ^ Gibbs, Thom (2011-01-31). "Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs. Evil / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  10. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Deerhoof Vs. Evil". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  11. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Album Review: Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs. Evil (ATP)". Nme.Com. 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  12. ^ Published at 9:30 AM on January 25, 2011 By Steve LaBate (2011-01-25). "Deerhoof: Deerhoof vs. Evil :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste". Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  13. ^ Kornhaber, Spencer (2011-01-25). "Deerhoof, 'Deerhoof vs. Evil' (Polyvinyl) | SPIN | Albums | Critical Mass". SPIN. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  14. ^ Jody Rosen (2011-01-25). "Deerhoof vs. Evil | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  15. ^ B McGhee. "Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil | Music Review". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2012-09-06.