by Joyce Manor
- Record Label: Epitaph
- Release Date: Sep 21, 2018
- Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Southern California pop-punk band was produced by Kurt Ballou.
- Record Label: Epitaph
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
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Positive: 8 out of 10
Mixed: 2 out of 10
Negative: 0 out of 10
Sep 20, 2018Grizzling, fuzzy guitars occupy a large amount of the album lead parts and chord shifts between major and minor mix up the mood while still retaining a positive outlook and feeling of cheery hopefulness. It’s short, sweet and easily one of the band’s best efforts to date.
Kerrang!Sep 20, 201810 short, smart nuggests of power-pop perfection. [22 Sep 2018, p.55]
Sep 20, 2018Some hardcore fans may find this ultra-poppy sound the final straw in their relationship with Joyce Manor, but the rest of us will be out here seeing out the last of the summer.
Sep 20, 2018Time will tell if A Million Dollars to Kill Me can match its predecessor--it hasn't quite for me--but its certainly another singular release in a career that's defined by them.
Sep 25, 2018Joyce Manor takes another assured step which reinforces their viewpoints, not their maturity, with finesse, and those who still think otherwise haven't been paying enough attention.
Sep 20, 2018Joyce Manor may still be finding their footing in this more mainstream rock field, but there's a lot to like on Million Dollars to Kill Me, indicating that they're moving in the right direction.
Sep 25, 2018It’s a recipe for Joyce Manor at their slickest power pop yet, even as it lacks the narrative depth we’re used to.
Positive: 1 out of 2
Mixed: 1 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Sep 25, 2018I love all Joyce manor albums mostly equally. I really like the power pop direction they’re going on, and I’m actually frustrated that theyI love all Joyce manor albums mostly equally. I really like the power pop direction they’re going on, and I’m actually frustrated that they haven’t dropped pop punk entirely. I feel that their pop punk riffs are pandering to their past audience and make this record sound more generic.… Expand
Sep 24, 2018What happened to Joyce Manor? It is hard to believe that this is the same band that made Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired and NeverWhat happened to Joyce Manor? It is hard to believe that this is the same band that made Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired and Never Hungover Again. The move to generic low-fi pop that started on Cody has been fully realized here. One of the year's most disappointing releases.… Expand
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