Joji

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  • Summary: This second 2004 disc from singer-songwriter Ned Oldham (brother of Palace Music's Will Oldham) offers country-tinged folk that recalls bands such as the Grateful Dead, Neil Young and the Meat Puppets.
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  1. The Anomoanon spin small miracles of magic on Joji by merely using a 70s rock-radio framework as a springboard for deceptively modern and intricate synchronized guitar leads, vocal harmonies borrowed from the Flying Burrito Brothers, and a taut rhythm section lifted from On the Beach/Zuma-era Neil Young.
  2. Paste Magazine
    80
    The very best kind of hot, front-porch music. [Apr/May 2005, p.134]
  3. If you like Palace Music, Joji will most likely make your day.
  4. Mojo
    70
    Joji draws dark arterial blood from backwoods bedrock, mining a country mile adjacent to My Morning Jacket's. [Jan 2005, p.105]
  5. The Anomoanon's vibe, despite their sometime sunniness, is more Led than Dead, but they bring it firmly into the twenty-first century.
  6. Oldham's music, while drawing on familiar influences ' Neil Young and the Grateful Dead are immediately apparent ' is diverse enough that it feels far fresher than a by-the-numbers retread.
  7. Despite mining decades-old forms, The Anomoanon's honest rock is hard to dislike.

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  1. tobbez
    Jan 7, 2005
    9
    Nearly a ten. Best anomoanon record so far.....or