Wait to Pleasure

  • Record Label: Kemado
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2013
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. 60
    Their eagerness to separate themselves leads to mixed results, feeling alternatingly awkwardly forced and brilliantly composed.
  2. Q Magazine
    Apr 19, 2013
    60
    The follow-up adds a little of their own personality and comes submerged in a refreshingly bratty wall of noise. [May 2013, p.107]
  3. 60
    Despite some misfires--notably 'Blue Neck Riviera', which features a strange programmed hip-hop beat and a Diiv-style jangle accompanied by some semi-rapped verses--it's an admirable listen.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 10, 2013
    8
    It's always quite difficult to say why a band doing music which is particularly derivative of some other band's music succeeds in doing whatIt's always quite difficult to say why a band doing music which is particularly derivative of some other band's music succeeds in doing what they do. In that case, there is no arguing that No Joy is channelling the likes of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine. Yet, everything on this album is exceedingly well crafted from the roaring starting track E to the dreamier Blue Neck Riviera. All in all, in spite of its lack of originality, it's a very satisfying album. Full Review »