La Di Da Di (album)

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La Di Da Di
Battles LaDiDaDi Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2015 (2015-09-18)
Recorded2014
StudioMachines with Magnets,
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Genre
Length49:13
LabelWarp
Producer
  • Battles
  • Keith Souza
  • Seth Manchester
Battles chronology
Dross Glop
(2012)
La Di Da Di
(2015)
Juice B Crypts
(2019)
Singles from La Di Da Di
  1. "The Yabba"
    Released: August 13, 2015
  2. "FF Bada[1]"
    Released: September 2, 2015

La Di Da Di is the third studio album by American experimental rock band Battles, released on September 18, 2015 on Warp Records.[2] It is the band's last album with guitarist/bassist Dave Konopka before his departure in 2018.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Consequence of SoundB-[4]
NME6/10[5]
Pitchfork Media7.5/10[6]
Spin7/10[7]
AllMusic4/5[8]

La Di Da Di received mostly positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 73, based on 30 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Battles.

No.TitleLength
1."The Yabba"6:49
2."Dot Net"2:59
3."FF Bada"4:25
4."Summer Simmer"5:49
5."Cacio e Pepe"2:41
6."Non-Violence"3:44
7."Dot Com"4:19
8."Tyne Wear"1:50
9."Tricentennial"2:56
10."Megatouch"5:23
11."Flora > Fauna"1:26
12."Luu Le"6:52
Total length:49:13

Trivia[edit]

  • The shape of the composition of food in the cover-art resembles that of Apulia.

Personnel[edit]

Battles

Production

  • Battles – producer
  • Keith Souza – producer, mixer
  • Seth Manchester – producer, mixer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Dave Konopka – art direction
  • Warp Music – publisher

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 86
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 101
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[11] 97
Irish Albums (IRMA)[12] 97
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Battles Share Second 'La Di Da Di' Single, 'FF Bada'". Spin. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Warp / Records / Releases / Battles /". Warp Records. 2015-07-16.
  3. ^ a b "La Di Da DI – Battles". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "Battles – La Di Da Di". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "Battles - 'La Di Da Di'". NME. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Battles: La Di Da Di". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  7. ^ "Review: Battles Lock Into Holding Patterns on 'La Di Da Di,' But Oh What Patterns". Spin. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  8. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/la-di-da-di-mw0002861528
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Battles – La Di Da Di" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Battles – La Di Da Di" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Battles – La Di Da Di" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  12. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 39, 2015". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 26, 2015.