Little Joy

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  • Record Label: Temporary Residence
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Much like the band's discography in general, Little Joy is new pair of shoes you have to comfortably break into. Best played as background for a while, you'll find yourself losing track of your tasks and picking out some beloved tracks and parts in time.
  2. Feb 18, 2011
    Music that is this desolate and isolated is rarely as rewarding as Little Joy which is what makes it one of the most successful records of the year.
  3. Feb 18, 2011
    Little Joy never really breaks out of its mostly grey color scheme, and is an album that could test the patience of many, but these do not seem like things that concern My Disco in the slightest.
  4. Feb 18, 2011
    All three members take to the LP's nine tracks with post-punk minimalism and as tracks draw on and the elements begin to take on a cohesive shape, it appears that by attacking with less, Little Joy inevitably comes together as more.
  5. 70
    There is a heavy Krautrock /post-rock vibe going on with Little Joy, which works for, and against, this album it at times.
  6. Feb 18, 2011
    What My Disco might lack in dynamics, they more than make up with atmospherics, showing again and again on Little Joy that sparse arrangements can feel just as spacious as grander recordings.
  7. Mar 2, 2011
    If you're not as melody-obsessed and anti-repetition as I am, Little Joy could really make your day. However, despite some high moments, the ostenati is too rampant to really pique my interest.

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