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  • Summary: This party album from the Danish band Junior Senior has garnered attention throughout Europe with its mix of garage rock, pop and disco.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
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  1. 100
    A most pleasurable guilty pleasure.
  2. Gleeful, glorious, and utterly unique.
  3. It's like each song on the album has the dynamics and reach of a DJ set, ramming David Bowie and Fats Domino into K.C. and the Sunshine Band, then gluing it together with full-throated sugar-pop harmonies and a rhythm section worthy of the Beatles at Hamburg's Star Club.
  4. By not being "smart" enough to subdivide their appreciation of pop into a series of echo chambers, Junior Senior comes close to recapturing the preteen joy of responding to music unhindered by stigma.
  5. [Sounds] as much like playful garage-rock as cocky Europop.
  6. Junior Senior plays pop music, pure and simple, and the abundant joys on D-D-Don't should make even the most hopeless cynic reevaluate priorities that don't allow for pop's fleeting glories.
  7. These Danes aren't tuned-in enough for stereotype play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. Oct 11, 2012
    10
    Absolutely brilliant, an essential record. This is dance music for people who don't care too much for dance music.

    It's like a huge, great
    Absolutely brilliant, an essential record. This is dance music for people who don't care too much for dance music.

    It's like a huge, great grin on CD.
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  2. SabrinaN
    Nov 2, 2003
    10
    Original. Funky. Crazy. What else is there to say? They make us Danes look cool. Besides, who couldn't love a group with a record label Original. Funky. Crazy. What else is there to say? They make us Danes look cool. Besides, who couldn't love a group with a record label named Crunchy Frog? Expand
  3. steveng
    Aug 10, 2003
    10
    Joyous!! Exciting!!! One the best of 2003!!
  4. MikeB
    Sep 13, 2006
    10
    One of my all time favourite albums. It's great to sing along to, and just have a bunch of fun!
  5. Scott
    Aug 7, 2003
    8
    It's a fantastic album to have while driving, or partying. Casual listening this isn't, nor is it high art. This is the most fun It's a fantastic album to have while driving, or partying. Casual listening this isn't, nor is it high art. This is the most fun i've had listening to an album in the past year, which makes the purchase entirely worthwhile. Expand
  6. MaxM
    Aug 8, 2003
    7
    A fun diversion for a summer where a diversion was badly needed.
  7. Sophiemichele
    Aug 27, 2007
    7
    Cheesy? Yes. But ridiculously catchy? ALSO YES! =D It's okay if you genuinely dislike this album, but this album was made to be FUN - Cheesy? Yes. But ridiculously catchy? ALSO YES! =D It's okay if you genuinely dislike this album, but this album was made to be FUN - and that's what it is. Expand

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