Bitte Orca (album) by Dirty Projectors

Bitte Orca
Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-06-09
Overall rank: 751st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 337 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2009 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (127th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (751st)

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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75/100
From 07/05/2019 15:14
75/100

Good album , but nothing excellent here, the vocals are very good but falls into boring if you listen it complete
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75/100
From 05/15/2019 20:07
Pretty good album! A bit inconsistent, but Stillness is fantastic
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90/100
From 03/22/2017 11:17
Premium Neo-Psych right here. Every track offers something fun and new.
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85/100
From 04/25/2014 16:00
Dirty Projectors has a sound that upon first listen can be fairly hard to listen to. That being said, after repeated listens, one can easily begin to appreciate the genius that is their music. Crazy syncopated rhythms, bizarre vocals, as well as insane guitar parts culminate into one of the year's best avant garde albums. Kudos Dirty Projectors.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 03/24/2014 22:08
This album feels like it's on the brink of insanity. It just goes and goes and then every now and then, a little insanity shows (this is most prevalent in "Useful Chamber"). The instrumentation here is incredible too, some incredible guitar work. One of the most unique albums I've ever heard.
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85/100
From 02/26/2014 13:14
A very influential album preceding my twenties. I thought two things when I heard this album: 1.) I've never heard a male voice like this accompanied by this type of instrumentation 2.) "No Intention" is one of the most beautiful songs I had heard.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 01/18/2014 00:54
It's very hard to describe this album or even merely to categorize it. Simply labeling it "indie rock" is doing this album and Dirty Projectors a massive disservice. The album opens with a reverbed guitar sounding as though it were straight from 69', but as the opener progresses the female back-up vocals are introduced and it is these back-up vocals which i believe give the album it's spirit and "soul". The songs can go from frivolous guitar picking experimenatation to soulful melodic music just with harmonizing collective vocals of Amber Coffman and Haley Dekle. The group as a whole is obviously incredibly dynamic and the erratic and unpredictable music on this record is a testament to that. There are no musical boundaries in Bitte Orca yet unlike many other Experimental Records you actually feel like you can have fun with these songs and dance around to them. The standout track for me would either be the opener "Cannibal Resource" or the semi-seductive "Stillness is the move"- which is the closest the album ever gets to having anything sound faintly like pop. In short, there's plenty of awkward picking, plenty of harmonized female vocals and plenty of utterly brilliant instrumentation. This album is very cool and sometimes quite fun without sounding like the band is trying too hard.
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From 12/10/2013 01:35
Very cool
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65/100
From 10/15/2013 00:58
couple good songs like cannibal rescource and usefull chambers...the only song that's outstanding to me would be Two Doves, (which is by faaar my favorite). Unfortunantely this is the most different song on the album from all the others. My problem is just that they have fresh and interesting ideas, but aren't great at executing. It's like they feel like they have to be doing something wierd on the vocals at all times, like constant riffing, but to me it sounds kinda forced at times and is a bit annoying to hear in every song. just my thoughts though, i could see why people like it.
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75/100
From 10/03/2013 04:02
kind of get tired of it by the end but i love stillness is the move
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