Nikki Nack (studio album) by Tune-Yards

Nikki Nack by Tune-Yards
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-05-06
Overall rank: 4,809th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 159 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2014 (96th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (907th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,809th)
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Tune-Yards bestography

Nikki Nack is ranked 2nd best out of 5 albums by Tune-Yards on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tune-Yards is Whokill which is ranked number 1542 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,135.

Tune-Yards album bestography « Higher ranked (1,542nd) This album (4,809th) Lower ranked (13,452nd) »
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Nikki Nack track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 159 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 12% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.3/100, a mean average of 74.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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From 12/30/2014 22:48
tUnE-YaRdS is backed with another off-the-wall, strange take on pop music with a Prince-like malleable voice following the superb "w h o k i l l". I read an interview that she studied up on creating pop songs so she could perfect that in her music; but the irony is, this album's a bit of a step down from "w h o k i l l". I think band mastermind Merrill Garbis should just let the music flow. Her songs work best that way, like on "water fountain".
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From 06/29/2014 18:11
Even more joyously bonkers than before. This might be the best new album I've heard this year.
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From 05/27/2014 16:37
One of the best albums I ever heard ever.
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From 05/25/2014 14:59
In my opinion this albums varies a lot in quality, too many tracks borders on a more reggae/dub-foundation than her previous album, which I don't think suits the amazing Merrill Garbus. The last track also sounds like M.I.A., which doesn't suit her either. And frankly Nikki Nack lacks some of the energy that made w h o k i l l such a great record. All this said, it's still an enjoyable, fun and experimenting album, and some of the most original music you may find this year. I'll give it a few more listens and see if I may change my mind.
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80/100
From 05/12/2014 17:20
This is a fantastic album. Tune-Yards continue to deliver with great music. Sticking with what they already do so well, they simply improve upon the recipe they've used for previous albums.
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From 04/26/2014 04:06
So much many rhythms. Her voice is amazing. Cosmic.
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From 04/25/2014 19:21
Consistent and worthy follow-up to 2011's 'w h o k i l l'. A continuance of the exhibition of Merrill's unique, elemental jungle-like sound. Nothing revolutionary on the first listen, but still special because you probably won't hear anything else like it this year. Also, if you haven't seen her live, she's especially good.

NPR's 'First Listen' stream while it lasts- http://www.npr.org/2014/04/25/306543443/first-listen-tune-yards-nikki-nack
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