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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the five-piece British jazz collective features guest appearances from Loyle Carner, KOKOROKO and Jorja Smith.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 85
    From low slung groovers, to blissed out chill-hop and Escherian piano pieces, You Can’t Steal My Joy is full of pleasant plot twists. While this means one thing the album does lack is a sense of cohesion, that’s a small price to pay for the sense of freedom and discovery.
  2. 80
    An urgent, free-wheeling bundle of fun, You Can’t Steal My Joy is a debut that adds joy to new wave.
  3. Apr 25, 2019
    80
    In an age of hostile austerity manufactured by moral panic-inducing powers, Ezra Collective’s debut effort is a polyrhythmic balm for disillusioned youth seeking a dose of musical dopamine.
  4. Apr 29, 2019
    80
    The record is a joyous listen, which will only be enhanced on their forthcoming tour, and a confident assertion of Ezra Collective breaking out of the once-restrictive jazz enclave.
  5. Mojo
    May 1, 2019
    80
    They really do sound like a band more than a group. [Jun 2019, p.92]
  6. Q Magazine
    Apr 25, 2019
    80
    Thrilling and vital sounding stuff. [May 2019, p.111]
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  1. Apr 28, 2019
    10
    Outstanding album by a group of musicians all paving the path for Jazz and many other genres in the UK. The album is bright, fun, exciting andOutstanding album by a group of musicians all paving the path for Jazz and many other genres in the UK. The album is bright, fun, exciting and cheeky. This has a set a standard. Expand
  2. May 2, 2019
    9
    Можно много чего писать по поводу этого альбома. А лучше просто взять и послушать. Просто СУПЕР.Можно много чего писать по поводу этого альбома. А лучше просто взять и послушать. Просто СУПЕР.
  3. May 17, 2019
    9
    I didn't know them, but I decided to listen to this album because Jorja was featured in it. And it was one of the best decisions I've madeI didn't know them, but I decided to listen to this album because Jorja was featured in it. And it was one of the best decisions I've made this year. I fell in love instantly when I heard "What Am I To Do?". If you like jazz, you have to give this album a listen. Expand