King Krule [EP]

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  • Summary: Brit school attendee Archy Marshall releases his debut five-track EP under the pseudonym, King Krule. He was previously known as the Zoo Kid.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 21, 2011
    80
    The record also feels like an important moment in time marked on a door frame--it's an intriguing peek into the restless, youthful development of King Krule.
  2. Nov 22, 2011
    75
    The five-song King Krule EP locates a tantalizing Venn-diagram intersection of dub and jazz that still somehow manages to recall Billy Bragg and the bleak, baroque pop of Bill Fay.
  3. There's no filler, no fat to be trimmed, simply four solid pop songs and a brief instrumental introduction tied together in a neat fashion.
  4. Nov 21, 2011
    65
    We have an airy, understated collage that acts more as a stopgap teaser to keep the spotlight on the young lad from London, before something more cohesive and fully-realized can be recorded.
  5. Nov 21, 2011
    60
    He's made a few patient, deliberate expansions of his sonic world and rewarded fans for their interest by letting them flip through his sketchbook.
  6. Dec 15, 2011
    60
    He's built a singular world where nothing is in focus.
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  1. Jun 2, 2013
    10
    An absolutely stunning EP. The smooth jazz guitar offsets the gritty, harsh lyrics. Showing great promise for the future, I just hope heAn absolutely stunning EP. The smooth jazz guitar offsets the gritty, harsh lyrics. Showing great promise for the future, I just hope he doesn't get tainted by success. Expand
  2. Feb 1, 2012
    10
    Totally enjoyable!!!! Listen to it and feel the good vibes, but the lyrics are marked with painful experience making the listener engaged. HeTotally enjoyable!!!! Listen to it and feel the good vibes, but the lyrics are marked with painful experience making the listener engaged. He is 17 and I think that he has a good chance of becoming one of the best, not because of his sound but because of his voice which stands out among the rest, just as his music. Expand
  3. May 28, 2012
    10
    wonderful. the vinyl is only $8 on truepanther.com and it's 8 of the best dollars you'll ever spend. 4 groovy, bluesy songs. and thatwonderful. the vinyl is only $8 on truepanther.com and it's 8 of the best dollars you'll ever spend. 4 groovy, bluesy songs. and that voice! wow. fantastic. i cant wait for a full length. Expand
  4. Jun 3, 2013
    8
    A good start. With his heavy & thick accent voice and smooth guitar, King Krule give away a truly worthwhile musical experience. A follow upA good start. With his heavy & thick accent voice and smooth guitar, King Krule give away a truly worthwhile musical experience. A follow up LP would be incredibly delighting. Highlight tracks: The Noose of Jah City, Lead Existence Expand
  5. Dec 14, 2015
    7
    Really interesting album with nice slow guitar melodies and really painful lyrics delivered with the slows submissive tones of Krule's powerful voice.