Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Jul 16, 2018
    Footwork, however, appears to have no shortage of peculiar, adaptable, and idiosyncratic producers that resist any such outcome. I’ll Tell You What is slippery, contrary, devious--to listen is to be seduced and mangled.
  2. Jul 13, 2018
    I'll Tell You What will keep listeners on their toes, as the album is both immersed in footwork but also pushes against its boundaries, frequently dropping the signature drum machines, working with droning synth, crossing vocal samples, and generally taking left turns just when you think you've got a hold on a track.
  3. Jul 12, 2018
    I'll Tell You What! is a fantastic record. It's also a deft transition to the album format.
  4. Jul 6, 2018
    Some of these tracks are simply mind-melting.
  5. Jul 6, 2018
    RP Boo’s third album for the Planet Mu label, I’ll Tell You What!, sees this originality in full force.
  6. Jul 6, 2018
    RP Boo's style is a mix of experimentation and hard-fought confidence, and releases like I'll Tell You What! prove that the inventor of footwork is still several steps ahead of everyone else.
  7. Jul 9, 2018
    I’ll Tell You What! is a masterful album of precision and imagination, one where footwork resounds with the potential of a rewritten rule book. It is also astoundingly alive, its energy and originality a reminder that visionary ideas and emptied minds can outlast feeble human mortality.
  8. Jul 6, 2018
    I’ll Tell You What! reflects his confidence in making every sound count, but its outlook is melancholy.
  9. The Wire
    Jul 26, 2018
    “Bounty” exalts the genre’s heritage with a lyrical pastiche of pop songs--Blondie’s “One Way Or Another” and James Brown’s “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine” among them. “Flight 1235” acknowledges the shift in perspective and approach while insisting it’s his hard-earned right. [Aug 2018, p.52]
  10. Jul 11, 2018
    Turning footwork into murmuring bass music, a genre pioneer finds a fascinating new atmosphere.
  11. 60
    I’ll Tell You What! doesn’t have quite the same crossover potential as Jlin, whose Black Origami album on Planet Mu topped almost every best electronic album list last year. But it’s a definitive statement of a sound that has staying power--and packs a triple-speed punch.

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