Junior Boys / Last Exit
Album: Last Exit   Collection:General
Artist:Junior Boys   Added:Jan 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-09 Pull Date: 2005-03-13 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Mar 6 Feb 20 Jan 30 Jan 23 Jan 16
Airplays: 1 1 3 3 5

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High Come Down
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Album Review
Jon Barnes
Reviewed 2005-01-09
Catchy, stripped-down dance. Mellow, bleepy at times, soft vocals, and absolutely killer drum programming. One British magazine calls it “electro-pop,” which is true, but keep in mind their definition of pop is always as a subset of dance music. And I’d call it more melancholic than poppy. Some R&B flavors creep in with the stuttering drum beats… a beautifully produced record that never tries to do too much. Bonus disc with 4 remixes.
Best tracks (all on Disc 1): 3, 6, 9

Disc 1:
Track 1: House with a square synth bassline, some wobbling chords in the background, and vox.
Track 2: Mellow and sparse house beats driven by a nice vocal.
Track 3: SO COOL! Gorgeous with one of those mellow-yet-hyperactive breakbeats that you normally find in a R&B track. Not that I’m normally a fan of R&B, but if this song had a video, it would have Janet Jackson getting it on with someone in her apartment. Make sense? Oh well, just PLAY!
Track 4: More complex breakbeats and sparse synths ringing behind a quiet vocal.
Track 5: Blah. A short interlude that just fills space.
Track 6: Another GREAT song; I think one of the singles (if not, it should be). Fun and slightly whimsical about someone forgetting the singer’s birthday. Slips back and forth between house and breaks.
Track 7: Most aggressive song on the album, but by no means bangin’. Driving and simple house beat with a spacey guitar riff; sunrise music. Excellent!
Track 8: Droning chillout fodder. Not one of my favorites.
Track 9: More ambient with a sweeping synth melody and a bit of a rolling beat in the background.
Track 10: INCREDIBLE tune!! Along with #3, the best on the album. Broken beats on ice. Super catchy melodic hooks. Vocals too.

Disc 2:
Track 1: Very minimal and underwhelming remix of “Birthday” (Track 6 on Disc 1)
Track 2: Beatless remix of “Last Exit;” gets dramatic near the end
Track 3: Remix of “Birthday;” close to the original, just more glitchy.
Track 4: Atmospheric soundscape.

Track Listing
1. More than Real   8. Three Words
2. Bellona   9. Teach Me How to Fight
3. High Come Down   10. When I'm not Around
4. Last Exit   11. Unbirthday
5. Neon Rider   12. Last Exit (Fennesz Mix)
6. Birthday   13. Birthday (Manitoba Mix)
7. Under the Sun   14. A Certain Association