Last Exit - Junior Boys
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Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the first full-length release from the hard-to-pin down Canadian synth-pop trio led by Jeremy Greenspan.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    It's hard to believe there will be a better record than Last Exit released this year. [Jul 2004, p.102]
  2. 90
    Presents a rarity--a genuinely new sound. [Nov 2004, p.136]
  3. Last Exit is a monumental debut... on par with It’s My Life or Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.
  4. It is indeed a soaring achievement, one seemingly without missteps.... In fact, the only drawback of an album this expertly executed is its smoothness.
  5. It's '80s synth-pop in spirit rather than form, miles away from the make-up clad silliness of electroclash and much more interested in muching about with present day technology than simply recreating the past. [Jun 2004, p.98]
  6. Last Exit is noteworthy for taking on a sound that's easy to screw up (emoting over synthetic beats) and actually making it work.
  7. What worries me about the obviously talented Junior Boys is their tendency to round their corners. The music is so safe, so pleasant; it's not hard to imagine it in the Starbucks CD rotation without raising an eyebrow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. BobbyK.
    Sep 7, 2007
    10
    Fantastic. Minimal, electronic with depth and emotion.
  2. ronnym
    Nov 14, 2004
    10
    the songwriting and production single this out as one of the most important albums of the decade. people won't realise this for years
  3. KjellK
    Dec 16, 2005
    10
    Best album I have heard this year!
  4. Meekayia
    Jul 24, 2004
    9
    I feel bubbly...engulf in a whirlwind of serenity...this is an amazing cd
  5. onefellswoop
    Jan 23, 2005
    9
    Great surprise--no doubts about the talent in this band. Evocative of so many others (Sea&Cake, Human League, etc.) yet entirely its own Great surprise--no doubts about the talent in this band. Evocative of so many others (Sea&Cake, Human League, etc.) yet entirely its own sound. Intelligent lyrics (missed by some...?) and funky grooves...looking forward to more!!! Expand
  6. jacobm
    May 20, 2005
    7
    Alltogether it is good music
  7. S.Gold
    Jan 3, 2006
    1
    I tried to like the album, but it sucks not even a good song. Have they even heard of songwriting? It's so sloppy the song lyrics not I tried to like the album, but it sucks not even a good song. Have they even heard of songwriting? It's so sloppy the song lyrics not sexy but terrible, it's an embaresment for IDM or techno or electronica or whatever you call. Beats aren't good or interesting in the least. Expand

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