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Directed by Fantavious Fritz

Written by Connor Crawford & Fantavious Fritz

Produced by Jason Aita

Executive Producers Harland Weiss, Donovan Boden & Isil Gilderdale

Cinematography by Kelly Jeffrey

Production Design by Erika Lobko

Props Buyer, Matthew Birch

Set Dresser, Danielle Nemet

Edited by Fantavious Fritz & Connor Crawford

Makeup & Hair SFX, Brandi Boulet

1st Assistant Camera, Filip Funk

2nd Assistant Camera, Tommy ‘Gerbo’ Keith

Gaffer, Rico Moran

Production Coordinator, Haley Vickers

SFX by Arrow Studio

Colorist, Conor Fisher

Special Thanks, John Dempsey, Daiva Zalnieriunas, Kyle Gregory Sanderson, Mike

Kniazeff, Reel Good Film, Mels Studios, Alter Ego, Matthew Langille

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IV (BadBadNotGood album).jpg
Studio album by BadBadNotGood
ReleasedJuly 8, 2016
RecordedFall 2015–Spring 2016
  • Studio 69 in Toronto
GenreElectronic jazz, jazz
LabelInnovative Leisure
BadBadNotGood chronology
Singles from IV
  1. "Speaking Gently"
    Released: April 13, 2016
  2. "Time Moves Slow"
    Released: May 17, 2016
  3. "Confessions Pt II"
    Released: June 1, 2016
  4. "Lavender"
    Released: June 15, 2016
  5. "In Your Eyes"
    Released: June 30, 2016

IV is the fourth studio album from Canadian jazz instrumental hip hop band BadBadNotGood. It was released on July 8, 2016. It features collaborations with Future Islands frontman Sam Herring, saxophonist Colin Stetson, Haitian-Canadian musician Kaytranada, American hip hop artist Mick Jenkins, and Canadian singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson.

It is also the band's first album to feature longtime touring partner and collaborator Leland Whitty as a formal member of the band.[1]


  • 1 Background and recording
  • 2 Critical reception
    • 2.1 Accolades
  • 3 Track listing
  • 4 Personnel
  • 5 Charts
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Background and recording

In an interview with Howl & Echoes, the band described IV's conception and recording process:[2]

Critical reception

IV received favorable reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 77, based on 16 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[3]

Mackenzie Herd of Exclaim! praised the album, stating, "Each song possesses rhythmic and melodically intricate properties that sound somehow both rehearsed and spontaneous. So, while IV is extraordinary for delivering fresh music that elaborates on their past work, it feels particularly exceptional because of its forward momentum."[8] Paul Simpson of AllMusic gave the album a favorable review, stating, "It's easy to see why BBNG are the type of jazz group that appeals to people who normally don't care for jazz. They're music lovers, first and foremost, and they're directly in tune with what's happening in the music world. They blend numerous influences and don't conform to any traditions. More than anything, their music is exuberant and immensely enjoyable."[4]

Jamie Milton of DIY was more critical of the album, stating, "There’s not a great deal tying these songs together, aside from BBNG’s pursuit of the new. Collaborations aren’t here to generate headlines or set pulses racing - each serves its own noble purpose. Taken on their own, each track solidifies the group’s wild imagination, but IV is tough to stomach as the free-flowing, full-bodied juggernaut that it is."[7]


  • Matthew Tavares – piano , rhodes , cs60 , crumar , bass guitar , drum machine , poly six , auxiliary synthesizer , juno 60
  • Chester Hansen – bass guitar , cs60 , piano and crumar , yamaha organ , acoustic bass
  • Alexander Sowinski – drums, percussion , vibraphone
  • Leland Whitty – electric guitar , acoustic guitar , tenor saxophone , flute , bass clarinet , soprano saxophone , violin , cs60, clarinet , vibraphone , alto saxophone
Additional musicians
  • Colin Stetson – bass saxophone , tenor saxophone
  • Kaytranada – cs60 , percussion
  • Tom Moffat – trumpet
  • Sam Herring – vocals
  • Mick Jenkins – vocals
  • Charlotte Day Wilson – vocals


  1. ^ "Innovative Leisure Bandcamp". BadBadNotGood. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b "IV – BadBadNotGood". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  4. ^ a b Simpson, Paul (2016-07-05). "IV – BadBadNotGood". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  5. ^ Walker-Smart, Sam (2016-07-18). "BADBADNOTGOOD – IV". Clash. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  6. ^ Van Nguyen, Dan (2016-07-08). "BadBadNotGood – IV". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  7. ^ a b Milton, Jamie (2016-07-08). "BADBADNOTGOOD – IV". DIY. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  8. ^ a b Herd, Mackenzie (2016-07-06). "BadBadNotGood – IV". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  9. ^ Mongredien, Phil (2016-07-10). "Badbadnotgood: IV review – overflowing with ideas". The Observer. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  10. ^ Lozano, Kevin (2016-07-19). "BADBADNOTGOOD: IV". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  11. ^ Joffe, Justin (2016-07-19). "BADBADNOTGOOD – IV". Spin. Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  12. ^ "Albums of the Year". Rough Trade. November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  13. ^ "CHART WATCH #377". auspOp. July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016. 
  14. ^ " – BadBadNotGood – IV" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  15. ^ " – BadBadNotGood – IV" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  16. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 18, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  18. ^ "BadBadNotGood – Chart history" Billboard 200 for BadBadNotGood. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  19. ^ "BadBadNotGood – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for BadBadNotGood. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  20. ^ "BadBadNotGood – Chart history" Billboard Top Jazz Albums for BadBadNotGood. Retrieved July 19, 2016.

External links

  • Official website
  • BadBadNotGood on Tumblr
  • BadBadNotGood on Bandcamp
  • BadBadNotGood on SoundCloud

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