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Album: Junip
# Song Title   Time
1)    Line of Fire
2)    Suddenly
3)    So Clear
4)    Your Life Your Call
5)    Villain
6)    Walking Lightly
7)    Head First
8)    Baton
9)    Beginnings
10)    After All Is Said and Done
 

Album: Junip
# Song Title   Time
1)    Line of Fire
2)    Suddenly
3)    So Clear
4)    Your Life Your Call
5)    Villain
6)    Walking Lightly
7)    Head First
8)    Baton
9)    Beginnings
10)    After All Is Said and Done
 
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  • Junip's debut album Fields was a sleeper hit, partly because of its intriguing mix of folk, pop, electronic, and globe-trotting sounds, and partly because it was full of strong, simple songs that slowly but surely grabbed listeners' ears and refused to let go. The band's self-titled follow-up is even more of a grower, in more ways than one: Jose Gonzalez and company opt for bigger arrangements and productions this time around, so much so that it can take a few listens for some of these songs to truly unfold. As on their debut album, there are moments that are more about the sound than the songwriting; "Villain"'s distorted drums and crystalline keyboards are especially tantalizing, and a little frustrating, because the song they're attached to is so brief. However, Junip's best moments make the most of the band's ability to somehow be low-key and intense at the same time. There's a little more urgency on songs like "Line of Fire" and "Your Life Your Call," which holds its energy at a remove but is still the band's hardest-edged song yet. Fields' best songs had a hypnotic drive to them and that's true of Junip as well, particularly on the album's second half. The sweet "Walking Lightly" is as expansive as it is poppy; "Head First" makes the most of the band's way with a subtly trippy groove, and "Beginnings"' whistled hook sounds remarkably cool. A fuller, more focused version of the sound they introduced on Fields, this set of songs is worthy of being Junip's namesake album. ~ Heather Phares
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's a dark, funky undercurrent pulling against the pastoral kindness."

CMJ - "The sounds are bigger on JUNIP, but it's the audible give and take among the performers this time that makes the album intimate."

Q (Magazine) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "They find beauty in monotony; short riffs and phrases are looped into warm, mesmerizing passages..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey skillfully include African musical modes, adding the to an already polyglot Latin-European mix."
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