Ten$ion [Explicit Lyrics]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When you are granted the privilege of gallivanting across the globe in your Dark Side of the Moon underpants -- flown to and fro at the record company's expense -- it must be a big fat shot of freak adrenaline that leaves an artist ecstatic over ambitious. This actually happened to the unsettlingly eccentric South African rave-rap crew called Die Antwoord, and that's with Diplo, Jimmy Kimmel, and Interscope all in the mix, although that last name has been jettisoned for this sophomore effort due to an argument over the leadoff single the band wanted "Fok Julle Naaiers," where the DJ threatens to make love to the listener in the most unholy of places. With Interscope out ...
See more details below
CD
$12.62
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$13.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $9.11   
  • New (4) from $9.11   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When you are granted the privilege of gallivanting across the globe in your Dark Side of the Moon underpants -- flown to and fro at the record company's expense -- it must be a big fat shot of freak adrenaline that leaves an artist ecstatic over ambitious. This actually happened to the unsettlingly eccentric South African rave-rap crew called Die Antwoord, and that's with Diplo, Jimmy Kimmel, and Interscope all in the mix, although that last name has been jettisoned for this sophomore effort due to an argument over the leadoff single the band wanted "Fok Julle Naaiers," where the DJ threatens to make love to the listener in the most unholy of places. With Interscope out of the picture, the aptly named, aptly misspelled TenSion arrives via the group's own Zef Records, which in America means they move distribution from one wing of Universal to another, so don't think this polished monster emerged from some South African record-printing rebel hut. The good news is, the album sounds triumphantly bigger than that, and the duo remains the average Joe and Jane's link to an impossible underworld, a futuristic South African hyped-up trailer park you can visit while avoiding the flies and the stink. Delinquency and depravity, however, are unavoidable as members Ninja and Yo-Landi remain obsessed with ninjas and ejaculate, so leave the kids and any sensibility at home. That slight sliver of self that craves aggressive sex threats at 2 Unlimited tempos will be satiated as "I Fink U Freeky" bleeps and builds into a Cronenberg meets Kesha anthem for the dancefloor, while "Fatty Boom Boom" offers more spliff and dancehall sex talk over furious tom-toms, tribal chants, and double-dutch handclaps. The sinewy, psychedelic vision of classic rock heard on the great "Hey Sexy" adds some Funkadelic flavor to an effort that's otherwise Altern 8 and Too Short, but a calling-card track like their debut's "Enter the Ninja" is absent, making this album more an exciting celebration for established fans than an easy entry point. Above that, the anti-erotic, extra-creepy interlude "Uncle Jimmy" is the most skippable track of 2012, but otherwise this sick supernova called Die Antwoord continues to burn bright.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/7/2012
  • Label: Downtown
  • UPC: 878037026856
  • Catalog Number: 70312
  • Sales rank: 20,105

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Die Antwoord Primary Artist
DJ Hi-Tek Vocals
Donnie Vocals
Barry Van Zyl Percussion
Ninja Vocals, Recitation
Yo-Landi Vi$$er Vocals
Kim Possible Vocals
Louwt Jie Rothman Electric Guitar
Kamal Sacranie Vocals
Uncle Jimmy Vocals
Technical Credits
DJ Hi-Tek Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ninja Composer, Producer
Mathew De Nobrega Mastering
Yo-Landi Vi$$er Composer
Lily Roberts Composer
Uncle Jimmy Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously