Begone Dull Care - Junior Boys
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  • Summary: The third album fof the electronic duo from Canada.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. It’s a record that takes a little patience and a little effort but when given the proper attention it will become like that one album from when you were young that just won’t leave your iPod.
  2. 82
    While certain tracks such as "The Animator" And "What It's For" seem to get a little lost in themselves, most tracks triumph in the end, becoming thoughtful and often foot-tapping experiences not to be missed. [Spring 2009, p.92]
  3. The duo's third album uses its fidgety rhythms and broad palette of synth sounds to create music that's perhaps subtler and more emotionally resonant than any they could hope to fashion using "real" instruments.
  4. 80
    This lolls with a neat mix of languor and subtle urgency through the kind of smart/funk The Beloved mastered 20 years ago. [Jun 2009, p.90]
  5. 70
    Junior Boys’ immaculate synth-pop comes with a heartsick afterburn, even such unrobotic elements as a wandering saxophone or gentle acoustic guitar.
  6. If you've got the patience, it's worth it.
  7. The songs on Begone do not unfurl, nor do they climax.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3