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  • Summary: The Canadian shoegaze band becomes a Jasamine White-Gluz solo project for its fourth full-length release produced with Jorge Elbrecht.
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  1. 90
    The result is a blisteringly progressive record - one that genuinely feels years ahead of its time.
  2. Aug 26, 2020
    84
    That it’s No Joy’s most ambitious album yet, as Paste pointed out in highlighting Motherhood as one of August’s most exciting releases, is not up for debate; that it’s their best is not much more of a discussion.
  3. Aug 26, 2020
    80
    Motherhood uses noise to repel its underlying beauty. One of the most eclectic releases of the year, it’s also far and away the best No Joy album to date.
  4. Aug 26, 2020
    80
    No Joy have learned a lot in the five years since their last full-length, 2015's More Faithful and Motherhood is the perfect encapsulation of that.
  5. Aug 27, 2020
    80
    A shoegaze album with a rare scope and an even rarer sense of fun and imagination.
  6. Aug 27, 2020
    79
    For as many as will be impressed by it, there will be plenty for whom it’s just a headache. If you’re willing to stick with it though, you’ll be rewarded with many sonic gems – and some thought-provoking ideas thematically.
  7. Oct 16, 2020
    70
    Motherhood feels not unlike like a jigsaw with all the pieces thrown into the air, with the listener trying to piece it together until the shape of the songs reveal themselves. It's only after several listens that the scope of the ambition of Motherhood comes into focus as White-Gluz embraces trip-hop, nu-metal, industrial beats, and trance.

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