• Record Label: Kompakt
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2011

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 11, 2011
    WhoMadeWho have been accomplished, even inspired, in the past, but here they emerge on a whole new level, displaying a subtle command of tension and release and an assured, seamless blending of rock and electronics, suffused with unfeigned emotionalism, which calls to mind the confidence and mastery of marquee acts like LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead.
  2. May 11, 2011
    Like much of the dark electronic pop that's come before WhoMadeWho's latest, the drive behind the music is the key to success.
  3. May 11, 2011
    More dancefloor domination beckons for the Danish trio--and these tracks should once again work a treat live. Let's just hope they don't leave it too long.
  4. Aug 8, 2011
    If Knee Deep is "challenging," it's not the kind of challenging that exhausts you. It's the kind that thrills you.
  5. May 11, 2011
    This is still playful stuff, just more subtly so. But to see WhoMadeWho settle into this mode feels like a significant loss of joie de vivre from a group who were once some of dance music's most flagrant disco clowns.
  6. Uncut
    Jun 3, 2011
    Some of the more routine synth-pop cuts lack weight, but the distant echoes of A-Ha's "The Living Daylights" buried within "Musketeer" are wholly endearing. [Jul 2011, p.103]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 15, 2011
    This is one amazing album. I currently listen to Wild Beasts (smother), Panda Bear (Tomboy), The Antlers (Hospice and Burst Apart) andThis is one amazing album. I currently listen to Wild Beasts (smother), Panda Bear (Tomboy), The Antlers (Hospice and Burst Apart) and Destroyer (Kaputt) ....all of which are amazing albums...but i find myself coming back and back to listening to Knee Deep. With each listen it seems to reveal even more levels. In my top 5 of this year so far Full Review »