14 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After King Krule's humble beginnings recording at home with free software (often leading to the loss of work when he exceeded trial periods), his debut full-length is definitively more congealed than his EP from two years earlier. Though his aesthetic is marked by a young-punk irreverence in both delivery and brooding lyrical content, the songwriting and musicianship at the core is strikingly mature and adept. Jazz chord changes are forced into a post-punk framework, as if Jim Hall were arranging for The Violent Femmes. The added touch of Archy Marshall's unexpectedly baritone vocals is the coup de grace that places King Krule in timeless territory.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After King Krule's humble beginnings recording at home with free software (often leading to the loss of work when he exceeded trial periods), his debut full-length is definitively more congealed than his EP from two years earlier. Though his aesthetic is marked by a young-punk irreverence in both delivery and brooding lyrical content, the songwriting and musicianship at the core is strikingly mature and adept. Jazz chord changes are forced into a post-punk framework, as if Jim Hall were arranging for The Violent Femmes. The added touch of Archy Marshall's unexpectedly baritone vocals is the coup de grace that places King Krule in timeless territory.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
203 Ratings
203 Ratings
The Gunfighter ,

The Rise of Something Special

For most fans, this is easily the most anticipated record of the year. The quiet and humble Archy Marshall has laid down some of the most diabolical tunes my ears have heard in years. The acclaim and hype is well worth the magic that your ears will hear. The rise of a phenom in the world of music...

funnybone12 ,

Beautiful!

Every time I listen to him, it brings back such bitter sweet memories of the time when I first discovered him two years ago. Rare and talented soul Archy is, and the same age as I (only 19). This album encompasses such powerful, nostalgic emotions that will keep me satisfied for years to come. Love you Archy! Keep on being the creative, humble, and talented soul that you are. You have a great future ahead of you!

jack1994jkk ,

AUG 27?

this album is supposed to drop today, 8/24, on Archy's 19th birthday. So why does it say the 27th??? this is the first album i've bought on iTunes in years b/c i wanted to support one of my very favorite artists, but i guess its back to torrenting from here on out. Lame, iTunes!! (the album is top notch, stream on NPR)

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