Destroyer
Kaputt


4.0
excellent

Review

by koryrobinson USER (2 Reviews)
February 8th, 2011 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Destroyer creates relaxing and meditative pop.

I hadn’t heard any of Dan Bejar’s Destroyer’s music before his new release “Kaputt” but the peaceful album cover and hearing the single “Kaputt” led me to listening to the whole album. With lyrics like “Wasting your days chasing some girl’s alright. Chasing cocaine through the backrooms of the word all night” and pop music mixed with great saxophone parts it’s easy to be drawn into Destroyer’s vision and musical world. I’m glad I stopped by because I will be returning again and again. The vocals are delivered beautifully and uniquely. Bejar’s vocals are almost a mix of spoken and sung words. They have a jazzy feel to them. His words are sometimes rushed and then other times slowed down with good intention. The jazz, 80’s pop, and ambient sounds in this album create something otherworldly like the artist is from mars and is responding with music and words to earth and humans’ pain and suffering. The lyrics are very mysterious and many of the songs have this sadness to them that quietly seeps into your conscience. “Kaputt” evokes a feeling of being in a movie and experiencing different stories with mysterious characters. There are a few danceable parts on this record too. Dan Bejar has so many great things working for him with this album. All the songs are fun to listen to, and it’s very well crafted. Bejar even said he recorded some of it while laying down on his couch. Maybe that’s why it feels like such a good record to lay down on a couch with and listen to. It’s relaxing and meditative pop. “Kaputt” is one the first great albums created in 2011. “Blue Eyes” one of the strongest songs on the album has some great lyrics, “I sent a message in a bottle to the press. It said, Don’t be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves. Don’t be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves.” After hearing those words sung, I can’t help the feeling that Dan is sending that message to not only the press but to us all.


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tkxxx7
February 8th 2011


6153 Comments


Paragraphs for a pos'

Bitchfork
February 8th 2011


7584 Comments


album sucks

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
February 8th 2011


16431 Comments


Album rules.

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kanecooper
February 8th 2011


630 Comments


lrn 2 revue

Bitchfork
February 8th 2011


7584 Comments


Sounds like a cheesy band that wants to sound like a lesser but more sickeningly "endearing" version of Boat Club, and the shallow loop presences is equally unappealing.

thebhoy
Emeritus
February 8th 2011


4461 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

omg you're so wrong

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 8th 2011


23909 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

album is good, I think I might be overdoing it with a 4 though (and Keelan, you're definitely overdoing it with your rating haha)

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thebhoy
Emeritus
February 8th 2011


4461 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I've said my piece Aids, I know what I'm doing!

KeithStone582
February 9th 2011


1480 Comments


I refuse to listen to this album!

thebhoy
Emeritus
February 9th 2011


4461 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

why, that's just dumb

KeithStone582
February 9th 2011


1480 Comments


I heard one of the songs and it screamed 80's. I am against that.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2011


23909 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

oh no your 5 is definitely justified haha, I just think this is growing off me a bit. I really don't see it staying as a 4.

thebhoy
Emeritus
February 9th 2011


4461 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It would be wasted on you anyways KeithStone

KeithStone582
February 9th 2011


1480 Comments


That's the spirit!

Tyrael
February 9th 2011


20900 Comments


I agree with your rating but this is too short.

Lakes.
February 9th 2011


28401 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh b4k, why must you always be wrong?

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2011


16431 Comments


Lakes sighting.



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