Donker Mag

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  • Summary: The third full-length release from the South African duo of Ninja and Yo-Landi features a guest appearance from DJ Muggs.

Top Track

Ugly Boy
[MusixMatch] Ooh I love my ugly boy So rough and tough - Don't care about anything but me Yes I just love him cause he's so crazy - Just crazy about... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 12, 2014
    80
    As inspired, awful, and awesome as their debut, the only bummer about Donker Mag is that H.P. Lovecraft, H.R. Geiger, and H.R. Pufnstuf didn't live long enough to hear it.
  2. Jun 12, 2014
    70
    Their music is about 40 per cent less exciting shorn from the lurid splatter of their videos, but music in 2014 is a more interesting place for their presence.
  3. Jun 12, 2014
    67
    Despite the occasional dud, [Donker Mag] is filled with provocative, compelling, out-there productions and boasts a real confidence in its creative vision.
  4. Jun 12, 2014
    60
    Donker Mag is unashamedly synthetic in its make-up--a carefully constructed affectation of hooks, melodies and outlandish braggadocio.
  5. Sep 17, 2014
    60
    As refreshing and legitimately good as the second half of Donker Mag is, it’s still not a great album overall. It’s peppered with weak lines, horrid skits, and moments of misogyny so objectionable that you can’t hit skip fast enough.
  6. Jul 17, 2014
    50
    Without new tricks, Die Antwoord risk coming across as no more than a panoply of gimmicky voices.
  7. 25
    Die Antwoord’s bombastic concerts and larger than life stage personas are not to be missed. However, this wild energy and devil may care attitude yield weaker dividends after being bottled and pasteurized in a studio that appears staffed by a cadre of rejected Saturday Night Live sketch writers.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Nov 12, 2014
    10
    10 out of 10 for pure awesomeness of this group. Love their tracks, love their vids, love this style. Yo-landi is a bomb. Die Antwoord has10 out of 10 for pure awesomeness of this group. Love their tracks, love their vids, love this style. Yo-landi is a bomb. Die Antwoord has fresh vibes and its great to hear something new form hi-tek after listening to copy paste **** uninspired "PRO" djs like Calvin Harris, David Guetta or Tiesto. Theyre something like PRODIGY in their prime days. I didnt had this much fun when listening to music for a way to long time... Expand
  2. Apr 21, 2016
    8
    Weird, extreme, rude and harsh, "Donker Mag" shines through songs like "Ugly Boy" and "Pitbull Terrier". Very pleasurable for who likes theWeird, extreme, rude and harsh, "Donker Mag" shines through songs like "Ugly Boy" and "Pitbull Terrier". Very pleasurable for who likes the genre, very incomprehensible for the outsiders of this duo. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2016
    6
    5,8
    Funny album-history. I love the explosive tracks, and there is enough in this album. It is a pity of course, that their songs can not
    5,8
    Funny album-history. I love the explosive tracks, and there is enough in this album. It is a pity of course, that their songs can not teach anything. This album I associate with the movie "Chappie".
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  4. Sep 27, 2014
    5
    'Enter The Ninja' had set the bar real high for Die Antwoord, and after three albums it seems they will not be likely to reach that hight any'Enter The Ninja' had set the bar real high for Die Antwoord, and after three albums it seems they will not be likely to reach that hight any time soon. They made some other good songs yes, but they just don't seem capable of making a good album.
    The second half of the album is quite good, but quite good is still far from great, and the first half... well, 15min after listening for the second time I already forgot the songs and tunes so...

    All-in-all yet another album with some catchy songs accompanied by stuff just there to fill the album,
    mind you, combine the best hits of all three albums into one and you've got something nice.
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  5. Nov 9, 2014
    4
    Die Antwoord do have a tendency to break up the flow of their albums with stupid skits and annoying sections even within songs, and that isDie Antwoord do have a tendency to break up the flow of their albums with stupid skits and annoying sections even within songs, and that is increasingly apparent here. The only real highlight is a heavily reworked cover of Pitbull Terrier by Emir Kustirica. Other tracks increasingly fall flat; I Don't Dwank has a good second half, but a poor first half and therefore is still fairly unlistenable. Songs like Sex are just plain dull, which is one thing I never thought I'd say about Die Antwoord, regardless of whether I like the track or not. There are still a few tracks keeping this album afloat, but with over 50% of the tracks being either poor or pointless skits, one feels they might have been better off just releasing the better tracks as an EP Expand
  6. Apr 23, 2015
    3
    Unlike Lady Gaga her culture of music is 'captivating' and the fans of modern music love her for it. When it comes to music Die Antwoord'sUnlike Lady Gaga her culture of music is 'captivating' and the fans of modern music love her for it. When it comes to music Die Antwoord's lyrics are inexpressible also the music videos that they do is unwholesome, they expressed their "South Africa" culture in a wrong prospective. All they do is get attention and get reactions from others, they have no respect for the industry. Their album "Donker Mag" is not enjoy able to hear. Expand
  7. May 22, 2016
    0
    Not very good. The only reason it has a 7.4 user score is because not many people have voted. I gave it a 0 to balance things out. Anywayyyy,Not very good. The only reason it has a 7.4 user score is because not many people have voted. I gave it a 0 to balance things out. Anywayyyy, looking forward to their next release. Expand

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