Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Jun 8, 2011
    Overall, it's an album full of songs Lloyd Dobler could have played during his window-call, boom-box confession of love.
  2. Jun 6, 2011
    Delivering a disarmingly beautiful mix of vocal harmony pop alongside blippy electronic beats, Epstein and Zott honor the melodic tradition of The Beach Boys (the two included an amazing cover of "God Only Knows" on their EP) to create one of the best debuts of the year.
  3. Jun 7, 2011
    With such a terrific combination of depth, melody, and out-and-out charm, It's a Corporate World is the perfect summer jam for anyone who spends more time wearing headphones than swim trunks.
  4. Sep 13, 2011
    It's a Corporate World is not without its playfulness, but what emerges most is restraint and nuance from the Detroit duo, as well as the general pop earnestness that drives the tunes.
  5. May 30, 2012
    The results occasionally jar, when Epstein's consistently elaborate productions overshadow the more pedestrian of Zott's compositions, but generally the sum of their parts is an equation to be savoured, and frequently produces magic.
  6. Jun 20, 2011
    I believe It's A Corporate World will please its devote followers. I suppose it's not terrible to hear an album soaked in happiness with all the sorrow and melancholy that already exists.
  7. 70
    It's a Corporate World is a refreshing full-length debut that would serve well on any summer playlist.
  8. Under The Radar
    Jun 6, 2011
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. has harnessed a cherry, minimalist quirkiness no corporate world could squash. [May 2011, p.77]
  9. Jun 6, 2011
    On It's A Corporate World, the band's debut LP, Zott and Epstein are ready to let you step a little further into their joyous sonic world.
  10. Jun 3, 2011
    Strip away voices, acoustic guitars, and the lullaby-ish balladry, and you have substantial grooves, declarative beats, and mesmerizing blends of fuzzed, meandering synthesizers clanging and cooing.
  11. It's fun, accessible, at times completely unique, but ultimately it would have nice to hear Jr. Jr. challenge their own sound a little more on their debut album.
  12. 63
    Putting aside the coy playfulness of the act's name, Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott actually specialize in tenderness, crafting a collection that places a premium on harmonies and a studious reliance on electronics.

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