Coconut

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Mar 23, 2010
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Coconut, then, is a baffling, dirty, even exhausting listen at times, but never less than engaging throughout.
  2. Archie Bronson Outfit have hovered on the fringes of success for some time now, somehow never quite achieving the success that their critical acclaim would suggest they deserve. Coconut may be a bit too obtuse to change that, but it's a fascinating release; for those willing to explore beneath the seemingly obtuse surface, there's much to delight.
  3. Perhaps partly due to production by DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy, this time around it’s more honed and well-rounded.
  4. Uncut
    80
    Cacophonous, chaitic, and a lot of fun. [Apr 2010, p.83]
  5. Their personality is bold throughout, an excess of top-shelf distortion and a cast-the-crutches-aside sense of euphoria.
  6. Archie Bronson Outfit might be testing their limits by taking so many stylistic risks on Coconut, but it all works surprisingly well for them; they never sound like they are pushing for the mainstream or losing their sense of individuality.
  7. 74
    On Coconut, the group softens the sharp edges and buffers the beats; the end result is like going from high contrast black-and-white to eye-popping Technicolor.
  8. Coconut seems to be a "transition album": A sometimes-exhilarating, sometimes-WTF layover between a possibly played-out formula and exciting new sounds on the horizon.

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