Breakup Song

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  • Summary: The eleventh album for the San Francisco noise-rock band is said to be influenced by Cuban party-noise music.
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Flower
Flower, flower, flower Power, power, power I come over I take over Kudzu, kudzu, kudzu Moods, moods, moods... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Oct 26, 2012
    90
    Deerhoof's eleventh album continues their long tradition of delighting and confounding in equal measure.
  2. This record definitely ranks up there with Offend Maggie and The Runners Four in regards to its emotional immediacy.
  3. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    It's simply another great album by an indescribably great band.
  4. Sep 4, 2012
    80
    While Breakup Songs is hardly less fractured than Deerhoof's other albums, it's also one of their more coherent efforts.
  5. Oct 15, 2012
    80
    Breakup Song is an electric, ultra-fun, frenetic carnival; but, it is most satisfying in its quieter, more spacious moments.
  6. Under The Radar
    Nov 30, 2012
    75
    Although Breakup Song may not be as focused as Deerhoof's best past efforts, its ideas are just as intense as the radiant semi-truck that appears on the album cover. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.128]
  7. Sep 24, 2012
    50
    Though their sound is undoubtedly unique, their music has become formulaic.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 19, 2016
    10
    This is only the 3rd album I've listened to by Deerhoof as I am just getting into them (the other two being The Runners Four and La IslaThis is only the 3rd album I've listened to by Deerhoof as I am just getting into them (the other two being The Runners Four and La Isla Bonita). But this is so far my favorite one. Every song blew me away. Very energetic and unpredictable. Basically every song is a knockout. Expand