Destroyer (4) ‎– Kaputt

Merge Records ‎– MRG369
CD, Album, Digipak

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1 Chinatown
2 Blue Eyes
3 Savage Night At The Opera
4 Suicide Demo For Kara Walker
Lyrics By – Daniel Bejar, Kara WalkerMusic By – Destroyer (4)
5 Poor In Love
6 Kaputt
7 Downtown
8 Song For America
9 Bay Of Pigs (Detail)

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (UPC-A): 6 73855 03692 2
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L909
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U7M
  • Matrix / Runout: 7G MRG 369-2 01 Z91620

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DOC046CDP Destroyer (4) Kaputt(CD, Album, Promo) Dead Oceans DOC046CDP UK 2011 Sell This Version
DOC046 Destroyer (4) Kaputt(CDr, Album) Dead Oceans DOC046 UK 2011 Sell This Version
DOC046 Destroyer (4) Kaputt(2xLP, Album, RE) Dead Oceans DOC046 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
MRG369 Destroyer (4) Kaputt(2xLP, Album) Merge Records MRG369 US 2011 Sell This Version
DOC046 Destroyer (4) Kaputt(2xLP, Album, RE, Whi) Dead Oceans DOC046 Europe 2014 Sell This Version


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October 18, 2015
Utter brilliance. Robsol nails it. This is transcendental stuff. Time-warped and timeless. Someone in a parallel universe is humming one of these songs in their heads right now and trying to write it down. Leonard Cohen meets Steely Dan meets Lampchop meets Brian Ferry. Impossibly highly recommended. Daniel Bejar: f$cking genius. Essential.


September 21, 2015
Daniel Bejar wrote a song for America...who knew?


February 22, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
Every so often we are swept off our feet by love, by music, by confessions of the weak and the lullabies of stoned voices. Kaputt is quite simply a perfect storm of those many moments in our lives... if ever lived. Destroyer's songs explore our modern society, they forsake the media that controls us, shames the delusions of an empire and feeds our devilish vices. The music that saturates Destroyer's words is compelling, sometimes brilliant, carrying the vocals with sophisticated synth lines, foot tapping drum kicks, perfected gentle guitar riffs that break through the clean layers when called on, some serious sax, all beautifully balanced and composed. Then there are some songs on Kaputt that could easily be dismissed because of their whimsical "soft jazz" eruptions, but Destroyer pulls it off and creates something radiant in the sea of commercial shit. This is modern poetry like nothing else I've ever heard before and I don't give a damn if you love it or loathe it, because it was salvation for me.