AOTY 2017
Jersey Devil
Ducktails - Jersey Devil
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #323 / 653
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2017 Ratings: #333
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny

Jersey Devil feels initially like breezy easy-listening, but it turns out to be a shaded, more nuanced record than the clear-cut college rock of his previous solo record, St. Catherine.

80
The Line of Best Fit

There’s discrete style shifts in this record but there’s nothing overly wayward or drastic. This should come as a testament to Ducktails as he’s bloody good at what he does, and that’s exactly what we’ve come to appreciate him for.

80
DIY
With this project now his primary outlet ... ‘Jersey Devil’ comes with a real sense of sharp focus; cleverly worked melodies and handsomely crafted choruses come to the fore, pushing the woozy soundscapes to the back.
70
GIGsoup

Ducktails’s Jersey Devil stays true to its low-fi, chillwave aesthetic yet manages to feel fresh through its introduction of groovier tones and branching away from melancholic haziness.

70
AllMusic

While not his most consistent crop of songs, light brushes with Steely Dan-like jazz-rock and bolder synths add flavor to a still distinctive sound that's likely to be welcomed by fans.

65
Under The Radar

Mondanile doubles down on his chillwave artistry, rather than seeking inspiration from expanding repertoire.

Nov 25, 2017
pouls
69
Sweet, breezy, and enjoyable hypnagogic pop that is as unassuming as most albums in this genre get. Not a lot that can be said about this Ducktails album other than that; listen to it for yourself if you are a fan of hypnagogic pop.
Nov 17, 2017
90
There's something to be said for an album that can be played straight through without becoming strident or grating.
Oct 27, 2017
84
Should i feel guilty for liking this?
Oct 13, 2017
unknownpleasure
NR
It's a shame because I like Ducktails music, but I can't listen to music made by a scumbag.
https://www.spin.com/2017/10/matt-mondanile-aka-ducktails-departed-real-estate-amid-sexual-misconduct-allegations/
Oct 11, 2017
bitterblossom12
32
let's take that Mac Demarco sound and make it boring and make the guy's voice thin and whiny and obnoxious and just drain all the fun out of that Mac Demarco sound and make that Ducktails yeah man that's the Ducktails.
Track List
  1. Map to the Stars
  2. Light a Candle
  3. In the Hallway
  4. Keeper of the Garden
  5. Solitary Star
  6. Lover
  7. Mannequin
  8. Wearing a Mask
  9. Shattered Mirror Travel
  10. The Rising Sun
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, Novell_sx, patton


Added on: August 2, 2017