It's All True - Junior Boys
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  • Summary: The electronic music duo return with a new album, their fourth release on Domino Records.
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  1. 90
    Their sense of naked honesty makes them so vulnerable that it is hard to believe they put it down on record, but that is part of their intriguing beauty; their willingness to fall is because they are pushed by the hands of true experience, and they also create the softest of musical landings for themselves and us.
  2. Jul 1, 2011
    80
    Artists who operate within a distinct or limited musical template can risk getting stuck in a creative rut, but on this evidence Junior Boys are just too damned good at this game for any such risk.
  3. Jul 8, 2011
    80
    It's All True is exactly what mature dance pop should sound like in 2011.
  4. Jun 13, 2011
    78
    Greenspan's singing is the best it's ever been on It's All True, proving the band's mixing desk skills aren't the only thing that's matured over the past eight years.
  5. Jun 16, 2011
    76
    Spooky and memorable, this is one lustrous wonder.
  6. Aug 17, 2011
    70
    It's ruling mood of detachment might appeal more to listeners who never went out in the first place and who prefer to experience physical release and emotional engagement through the filer of files, screens and headphones instead. [Jul 2011, p.50]
  7. Jun 13, 2011
    60
    It's All True takes a sullen half-back step into the Junior Boys' mood-lit comfort zone, sounding not so much like capitulation than the chastened partying that follows an especially bad hangover: Last night things got a little out of hand, so tonight they're just having a few friends over to drink and play old dance records.

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