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  • Summary: The second release for the Montreal noise pop trio was produced by Jorge Elbrecht.
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  • Record Label: Kemado
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Noise Pop, Shoegaze
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 19, 2013
    90
    In their best moments, No Joy not only expand on these ideas, but improve on them.
  2. Apr 24, 2013
    80
    While improving on the sheer sound of Ghost Blonde on nearly every level, No Joy are still more suggestive than declarative.
  3. Aug 1, 2013
    80
    Anthemic stuff abounds here but they really hit a powerful stride in the middle with the fast-paced “Lizard Kids,” the funky bottom of “Lunar Phobia” and the girl-group sweetness of “Wrack Attack.”
  4. Apr 24, 2013
    70
    The truth is that No Joy is unadulterated, all-surrounding sound.
  5. Uncut
    Dec 6, 2013
    70
    This power trio makes no attempt whatsoever to hide their stylistic sonic cathedral. [Jan 2014, p.76]
  6. Apr 25, 2013
    70
    The record loses its way a touch over its second half, ultimately lacking the songwriting craft to deliver emotional gratification, though it’s naggingly close.
  7. 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.

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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. Expand