Little Joy - Little Joy
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  • Summary: The debut album for the rock band headed up by The Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti and Rodrigo Amarante.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. A little joy goes a long way--a long way towards one of the more carefree albums you'll enjoy this autumn.
  2. Like Vampire Weekend, it's indie rock getting its global groove on.
  3. Little Joy makes for a fine, self-contained little album.
  4. 70
    Though sometimes courting sleepiness, the debut's barbershop harmonies, Hawaiian strumming, and lovesick melodies transform rock-club jadedness into an aesthetic fit for honeymoons, holidays, and other occasions where you savor small pleasures, even if they're quaintly recycled.
  5. While the similarities to Morretti's other group are what make Little Joy so easy to digest, they are also what make it seem somewhat unremarkable.
  6. 60
    Lovely music, no agendas. [Dec 2008, p.102]
  7. 56
    This debut could've, should've and would've been more appropriate as a moody summer release for trips with the car windows down, but instead we're forced to keep 'em up as winter nags at our sleeves. [Holiday 2008, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 29, 2010
    Little Joy presents a laid-back lifestyle where it sends the message that people should not focus only on achieving goals but also to cherish the â Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2010
    Little Joy is a name of a band and an album formed in 2007 by three members, Rodrigo Amarante, Fabrizio Meoretti, and Binki Shapiro. The band was name after a **** lounge in Echo Park, where Amarante and Meoretti met. The theme of this album expresses their excitement to begin a brand new band with different aspects and music styles, comparing to their pervious bands.
    I can say Little Joy is an album that audiences can flow to; the textured of music washes over us like waves and the lazy guitar takes us to a pleasant mood. All of their music pieces emphasize the importance of Amaranteâ