Bitte Orca

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2009
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 114 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 114

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  1. JackM.
    Jun 10, 2009
    4
    Mixing Eclectic pop elements can often lead to something amazing, but not here. It
  2. MatthewS.
    Jul 12, 2009
    4
    Probably the worst lead singer in any band going in indie-land. His throat needs to be smacked into its old shape and put through a car wash. Do we really need pretentious white-boy hipster yodeling at this point in Pop History? I don't understand the hype by the critics. Although, I do have respect for the even-handedness and selective nature of Pitchfork, I just don't see why Probably the worst lead singer in any band going in indie-land. His throat needs to be smacked into its old shape and put through a car wash. Do we really need pretentious white-boy hipster yodeling at this point in Pop History? I don't understand the hype by the critics. Although, I do have respect for the even-handedness and selective nature of Pitchfork, I just don't see why it deserves a 9.2 by any regard. The musical arrangements, as well as track 4 and 5, actually are quite good. But the singer has to go. Expand
  3. GriffT
    Aug 19, 2009
    6
    I don't really understand why people are calling it a masterpiece. David Longstreth wants it to be avant garde, but it just comes off as aimless.
  4. MSimpson
    Aug 13, 2009
    6
    I recognise that this is a really good album with some strong tracks. I can't help feeling that its a little too 'arty' however. The album sometimes reminds me of a bunch of undergraduate art students being earnest around a laptop in crumby digs whilst experimenting with dope to escape from their middle-class anxieties.
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Not only will you hum snatches, you'll parse lyrical bits, too: a basement-dwelling twentysomething high on Gatorade in an underpopulated housing development, a waitressing job for Solange Knowles.
  2. Clever, original, complicated, sometimes frustrating but more often revelatory, it will, given time, uncover its manifold delights.
  3. Their seventh album remembers to add tunes, and is thus less baffling than before.