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by King Krule

Released October 13, 2017 via True Panther Sounds / XL Recordings

Reviewed October 19, 2022

Top tracks (based on community voting)
The Ooz (52%), Biscuit Town (43%), Dum Surfer (38%), Slush Puppy (38%)

King Krule's world of seedy, sticky material found its furtherment with the release of studio album number two, The OOZ. The city slacker personification which was presented on the debut, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, finds itself somewhat matured and set down more defined sights. However, that's not to say that The OOZ is any less of a smorgasbord of influence and genre. The OOZ casts a murky shadow across King Krule's fine palette of reach and genre-bending displays, creating a world of enigmatic depth and decay. Finding solace in the slums of existence has always been the only way to get through things. Sink into what you are. Fighting through the swamp-like cityscape King Krule sets TheOOZ up as an urban dialogue of daydreams and desolation—a piece of pretty petals and razor sharp thorns. Five years on and TheOOZ’s puzzling aura, along with its kaleidoscopic musical qualities, renders it stand-alone in character and quality. A shimmering star in a subdued sky. – Peter (8.5/10)

Pax: 9/10 | Cam: 8.8/10 | Peter: 8.5/10 | DeVán: 8/10 | Dominick: 8/10

Community Reviews:

As corny as it sounds, TheOOZ is life-changing. An album so immersive and deeply intoxicating, it's addictive to the point it seemingly exists apart from most other albums to me. King Krule creates these vast soundscapes with so much esoteric poetry, it's impossible to not replay. – anonymous community member (10/10)


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