9 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While Junior Boys have been making beautiful electro-pop since 1999, this marks only the duo’s second album with its current lineup: original member Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus. The pair’s So This Is Goodbye was shortlisted for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize, and the Boys parlay this momentum into the keenly polished Begone Dull Care. Soulful falsetto-cooing skates atop the steady stomp of industrial-style drums on the album’s arresting opener (“Parallel Lines”), while undulating bass lends an electro-funk, Chromeo-esque undercurrent to “Bits and Pieces” and “Hazel.” As expected, there are plenty of shimmering synths throughout the album, but the pastoral melody on “Dull to Pause” is as bright and breathtaking as anything in Junior Boys’ catalog. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

While Junior Boys have been making beautiful electro-pop since 1999, this marks only the duo’s second album with its current lineup: original member Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemus. The pair’s So This Is Goodbye was shortlisted for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize, and the Boys parlay this momentum into the keenly polished Begone Dull Care. Soulful falsetto-cooing skates atop the steady stomp of industrial-style drums on the album’s arresting opener (“Parallel Lines”), while undulating bass lends an electro-funk, Chromeo-esque undercurrent to “Bits and Pieces” and “Hazel.” As expected, there are plenty of shimmering synths throughout the album, but the pastoral melody on “Dull to Pause” is as bright and breathtaking as anything in Junior Boys’ catalog. 

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