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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Canadian indie rock band was produced by Aaron Goldstein and mixed by Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 17, 2020
    90
    Excellent songwriting and a surplus of surprising melodic ideas and lyrical wit can't be outshined by the band's deceptively loose approach.
  2. Jan 15, 2020
    81
    Someday, other band names will disappear from Kiwi Jr.’s reviews as the quartet further develops its sound. Football Money is evidence they’ve clearly got the ability and the point of view to do exactly that. Until then, they’re working from a world-class playbook.
  3. May 29, 2019
    80
    The band brings a vigorous energy to their quirky sentiments as they walk through their surroundings, instilling a comical bent at any opportunity. Even if they know that the farther they go, the better it is to stop for a second and just be in the moment.
  4. May 29, 2019
    80
    Though Football Money is not without its moments of pessimism, at its core, it's a coming-of-age record about doing what you can with what you have--a bright-lights-big-city story scaled down to Canadian proportions.
  5. Jan 15, 2020
    80
    One gets the impression that the band are performing at a private basement show surrounded by friends, enemies, drunks, and unsung heroes. With Football Money, Kiwi Jr. are sure to bring out some new friends at gigs in 2020 and far beyond.
  6. Jan 21, 2020
    77
    Gaudet has such a witty way with one-liners, and the band is so effervescent in their execution, that it’s easy to overlook the elevated level of craft at work. Football Money clocks in at a lean 10 songs and 27 minutes, with nary a second wasted.
  7. Uncut
    Jan 27, 2020
    70
    Football Money packs a melodic punch. [Mar 2020, p.30]

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  1. Jan 19, 2020
    9
    Among all the weak albums of January so far by artists given high rankings despite having nothing but trite cliches to spout, here's the firstAmong all the weak albums of January so far by artists given high rankings despite having nothing but trite cliches to spout, here's the first strong album of the year by a band that has distilled detailed observations of life, imparting from imagination allied with experience! Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2020
    8
    There is so much potential for this band after this debut album. It is very solid from start to end. The lyrics are whimsical and theThere is so much potential for this band after this debut album. It is very solid from start to end. The lyrics are whimsical and the instrumentation is full of surprise twists that makes Kiwi Jr. one of the indie bands to watch for in the coming years. It is definitely the best album I've heard out of the January releases so far after the disappointments from big names like Selena Gomez and Halsey. Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2020
    8
    Really nice album, all songs are catchy and the riffs are cool. Salary Man, Murder in the Cathedral, and Gimme More are standouts.
  4. Jan 18, 2020
    7
    In general, it is not a bad album, not even mediocre. Kiwi Jr. succeeds in giving an indie rock sound that reminisces legendary bands of theIn general, it is not a bad album, not even mediocre. Kiwi Jr. succeeds in giving an indie rock sound that reminisces legendary bands of the same genre of the past three or four decades. However, I'd love them to be even more mature, addressing many more themes except for the coming-of-age turbulent life in the big city. They do have a distinct and a so fine sound, so I hope they will find the courage and the time to speak for a lot of different topics on their next albums. Great and hopeful start though. Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2020
    7
    The album is downright pleasant with fun riffs and quality lyricism. When you think indie rock, this is the stuff you think of. UltimatelyThe album is downright pleasant with fun riffs and quality lyricism. When you think indie rock, this is the stuff you think of. Ultimately you'll enjoy it when you listen to it and enjoy revisits. There is nothing earth-shattering about this record. It's just good. Expand