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  • Summary: The second album for the Seattle-based indie rock band was produced by Colin Stewart.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
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  1. Emphatic yet rarely overbearing choruses, all delivered in a subtle manner, will always bring me back to the road. The Cave Singers have mastered the art of give and take.
  2. This is a remarkable album in every sense.
  3. Welcome Joy is the perfect, earthy balance of the grittiest and the sweetest splendors that the Pacific has to offer.
  4. The sparse songs are free of drums, bass, riffs and obvious choruses, and are often pushed along by just two, sometimes three, chords.
  5. The Cave Singers, though hobbled by their overly-familiar nature, make sweet, sentimental music. Welcome Joy, despite its rockier bent, is no exception.
  6. 60
    They're more likely to be judged on face value, but that shouldn't do them any harm. [Sep 2009, p.95]
  7. That lack of propulsion makes Welcome Joy something of a sleepwalker.

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