Kin - Iamamiwhoami
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 5, 2012
    80
    Mostly Kin is a deeply rewarding immersive experience. [Oct 2012, p.81]
  2. Dec 5, 2012
    80
    Kin is a hypnotic album on its own merit and needs no elaborate campaign to stand out.
  3. Dec 5, 2012
    80
    Kin shows that there's more than just gimmickry to iamamiwhoami.
  4. Dec 5, 2012
    80
    The only caveat with the music of iamamiwhoami is that there is now a lot of R&B influenced electronic pop music around, increasingly from Scandinavia, and it seems to be the 'go to' sound of left of centre pop music in the middle of 2012. The good news for the duo, however, is that their particular take on it puts them right near the front of a crowded field.
  5. Dec 5, 2012
    76
    Kin is not an assertive album, nor is it surprising, but it's as solid an aesthetic as you can expect of two artists mostly new to this genre.
  6. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    While kin is solidly crafted throughout, there's nothing to justify the lofty artistic conceits surrounding it.
  7. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    It's a shame that the sequencing and the overall flow isn't quite right, because in all other regards, this is a beautiful album to stick on and just drift away to--this is music of impressive texture and depth.
  8. 70
    Fans of electronic music take note: iamamiwhoami is a powerhouse, and they have the songs (and videos) to prove it.
  9. Dec 5, 2012
    60
    Their peppy, sensual synth-pop has merit. [Oct 2012, p.95]
  10. Dec 5, 2012
    60
    It's a highly evolved, sometimes claustrophobic take on warm but angular Scandi-pop. [Oct 2012, p.103]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 3, 2013
    10
    Undoubtedly one of the best (if not the best) electronic/alternative projects that came to light in 2012, it's full of curiosity both the music and visuals of the album. Full Review »
  2. Jul 9, 2014
    9
    A dreamy electronic masterpiece, filled with a video experience rarely seen by any artist. Jonna Lee and her crew bring the weird into fantastic proportion. Full Review »
  3. May 7, 2014
    10
    Are you asking me if this was good? If you plan to ask such an obvious question, then don't. I don't need it in my life, because I have iamamiwhoami. Simplicity itself. Full Review »