by Junior Boys
- Record Label: KIN / Domino
- Release Date: Sep 21, 2004
- Summary: This is the first full-length release from the hard-to-pin down Canadian synth-pop trio led by Jeremy Greenspan.
- Record Label: KIN / Domino
- Genre(s): Indie, Dance, Pop, Electronic
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|You called and then you missed my birthday You've gone and left me on my own I'm home, don't stay, it's cool anyway It's not so bad to stay at...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 23 out of 23
Mixed: 0 out of 23
Negative: 0 out of 23
UncutIt's hard to believe there will be a better record than Last Exit released this year. [Jul 2004, p.102]
BlenderPresents a rarity--a genuinely new sound. [Nov 2004, p.136]
Last Exit is a monumental debut... on par with It’s My Life or Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.
It is indeed a soaring achievement, one seemingly without missteps.... In fact, the only drawback of an album this expertly executed is its smoothness.
Q MagazineIt's '80s synth-pop in spirit rather than form, miles away from the make-up clad silliness of electroclash and much more interested in muching about with present day technology than simply recreating the past. [Jun 2004, p.98]
Last Exit is noteworthy for taking on a sound that's easy to screw up (emoting over synthetic beats) and actually making it work.
What worries me about the obviously talented Junior Boys is their tendency to round their corners. The music is so safe, so pleasant; it's not hard to imagine it in the Starbucks CD rotation without raising an eyebrow.
Positive: 28 out of 35
Mixed: 2 out of 35
Negative: 5 out of 35
Mar 18, 2016A truly amazing album, one of my all-time favorites in fact. I really love the sound that Junior Boys have crafted here. It's so unique andA truly amazing album, one of my all-time favorites in fact. I really love the sound that Junior Boys have crafted here. It's so unique and interesting, but at the same time so entrancing that I could listen to this for hours on end. The electronic production is amazing, and Jeremy Greenspan's smooth voice compliments it well. Last Exit has a nice dark atmosphere that's so easy to get lost in, and it flows from song to song effortlessly. Even 12 years after its release it still sounds wonderful and fresh.
Standout tracks: Teach Me How To Fight!!!, Birthday, More Than Real… Expand
JamesNDec 26, 2004Gorgeous album. The stark, sorrowful style is one of the most original things to happen in dance music and all of music this year.
JohanLMay 29, 2006fantatic
LawrencePAug 1, 2004One of the year's best. Makes me proud to be canadian. My 9 is not bias in any way......well maybe just a little bit.
IvoCFeb 7, 2005This album is a beauty. The Junior Boys fuse electro with rnb and hints of timbaland-esque beats to concot a sound so melodic that it almost This album is a beauty. The Junior Boys fuse electro with rnb and hints of timbaland-esque beats to concot a sound so melodic that it almost brigs tears to your eyes...or in other cases, sets your pants on fire...… Expand
Dr.IncognitoOct 29, 2004I've only listened to it a few times, but it's definitely a slice of unique and tasty synth-pop -- in places a bit like an I've only listened to it a few times, but it's definitely a slice of unique and tasty synth-pop -- in places a bit like an electroclash update of the Blue Nile. One quibble -- the vocals are mixed too low for my tastes on several tracks. Or maybe I'm just going deaf?… Expand
S.GoldJan 3, 2006I tried to like the album, but it sucks not even a good song. Have they even heard of songwriting? It's so sloppy the song lyrics not I tried to like the album, but it sucks not even a good song. Have they even heard of songwriting? It's so sloppy the song lyrics not sexy but terrible, it's an embaresment for IDM or techno or electronica or whatever you call. Beats aren't good or interesting in the least.… Expand
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