Kaputt (studio album) by Destroyer

Kaputt by Destroyer
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-01-25
Overall rank: 458th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 553 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2011 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (63rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (458th)

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Kaputt is ranked as the best album by Destroyer.

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Kaputt track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 553 votes)
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5 hours ago robtinkham  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 41185/100
 
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06/06/2022 08:55 Thearei30ee  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 33581/100
 
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06/04/2022 11:37 DommeDamian  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,45953/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.1/100, a mean average of 77.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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70/100
From 02/23/2022 00:56
I kept on hoping that each track would be instrumental. I love the jazz groves on this album but I find the song structures and lyrics to be uninteresting at best, annoying at worst. This is the perfect case of an album with a great sound but weak songs.
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75/100
From 10/05/2021 10:46
I had very high hopes for this album after hearing the opening tracks but by the end it does slow down and lose your interest. There are a lot of great cuts in between and so it is difficult to get bored. The instrumentation is fantastic as well with lots of variation and each song sounds completely unique. It is also a very smooth and easy listening record and would definitely help to relax if you ever needed to. Overall, not the greatest album but it is definitely far above an average record.
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Rating:  
60/100
From 02/04/2021 00:12
Hot take: The New Pornographers have released 8 albums

Dan Bejar AKA Destroyer has released 12 albums to 2020

Personally I much prefer the formers quality over the latter’s quantity
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60/100
From 04/13/2020 18:01
From listening his latest and first album, I was wondering how this minor artist was even found. But listening to this one, I get it. The only improvement is a slicker production however.
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95/100
From 01/01/2020 22:47
Smooth, jazzy and easy listening. This is the first album I've listened to by Destroyer and was blown away by its excellence. My girlfriend uses this record to calm her nerves during long flights, which is saying something.

Favorite tracks: Kaputt, Suicide Demo for Kara Walker, Downtown
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Rating:  
85/100
From 01/31/2019 18:55
That is absolutely beautiful!
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85/100
From 01/01/2019 10:23
Another great album BEA has pointed me toward.
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From 03/24/2017 12:40
This was actually quite good and interesting. It sounds jazzy and relaxing but is never boring. Unique stuff for sure.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 03/21/2017 07:48
I don't usually enjoy the jazz rock thing too much, it's a little cheesy but there's some things I can't deny:

This Destroyer at his most vulnerable, pivotal and in one of his best phases.
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90/100
From 02/14/2017 03:12
The melodies on this album are really outstanding.
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