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Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors

Bitte Orca

Latest installment of Dave Longstreth's experimental indie rock collective

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Domino
UK Release date
08/06/2009
  1. 9.2 |   Pitchfork

    Jaw-dropping virtuosity was the best thing the DPs had going for them prior to Bitte Orca. Here, it stands behind so many other newly apparent strengths-- a testament to the leaps and bounds Longstreth has made as a songsmith and Dirty Projectors have made as a band
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  2. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    If you feel you’ve run the gamut of indie rock and everything is beginning to sound alike, listen to this record. It’s refreshing
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  3. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Bitte Orca is merely the sound of an extremely talented group of musicians tweaking and, to an extent, reinventing their approach, stepping a little further away from left field.
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  4. 9.0 |   Clash

    Imbued with Dirty Projectors’ characteristically intimidating intelligence, but this time their vision is sugared by a hankering for pop hooks… A genre-bending feat of studied musicianship, this really is one not to be missed
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Made of nine distinct and powerful songs, and perhaps that is what makes it more inviting than earlier albums. But fans of the older work shouldn’t feel slighted or let down by the new album, because this isn’t a simplification of their complex sound
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  6. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    I have a distinct sensation Dirty Projectors’ Bitte Orca might be one of the greatest albums ever made by man or beast, or it would be if its sheer brilliance wasn’t in some ways slightly alienating...it feels kind of hard to love it in direct proportion to the actual amount of genius that hums and crackles and pops from its every impossible angle. It is, let's be clear, still pretty lovable.
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    ...there is no mistaking the radiating pop sensibility running throughout, which makes Bitte Orca a more accessible record than their past efforts, but a no less inventive one. Compelling. confounding stuff
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  10. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Dirty Projectors have transformed music you couldn't help but listen to into music that you could get excited about listening to. On repeat, one side clicking into the next, without rewinding
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  11. 8.0 |   NME

    Easy on the ear yet mightily complex, warmly empathetic and a kaleidoscope of styles. Tumbling together we have ’60s psych-pop, prog, Scritti’s falsetto soul, a hyperactive take on King Sunny Adé’s Afropop and, to top it all, sassy, late-’90s R&B
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  12. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Feels nothing less than a modern equivalent to Talking Heads’ Fear Of Music or Scritti’s Cupid & Psyche 85 –art-rock with intellectual rigour, borderless curiosity, and no fear of the mainstream. Pop, by any other name
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  13. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The African guitars on No Intention jangle beautifully, and the alien R&B groove of Stillness Is the Move, with sultry vocals by Amber Coffman, might even become an unlikely hit. A challenging charmer
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  14. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    These New Yorkers' fifth album continues to mark them out as one of rock's most compelling curiosities... they arrive at this confounding, beautiful record
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  15. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The sound of a band making merry in the riggings. The great dash of sounds (from African hi-life guitars to r’n’b vocals) employed throughout is just the jump-off point for an album that knows no bounds and sees no stop signs
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  16. 8.0 |   music OMH

    As with a lot of the best, and ultimately most satisfying music, then, this is an album that is certainly worthwhile persisting with. Clever, original, complicated, sometimes frustrating but more often revelatory, it will, given time, uncover its manifold delights
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  17. 7.0 |   Click Music

    An album hopefully many will see as worthy of a purchase over a download
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  18. 6.0 |   The Fly

    Interesting, but self indulgent
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  19. 6.0 |   Observer Music Monthly

    Their seventh album remembers to add tunes, and is thus less baffling than before
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