AOTY 2018

Million Dollars to Kill Me

Joyce Manor - Million Dollars to Kill Me
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #439 / 702
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2018 Ratings: #531
September 21, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny

It’s short, sweet and easily one of the band’s best efforts to date.

80
Under The Radar

If ever one needed reminding of the band's increasing maturity, their songwriting and melodies are staggeringly on point, creating a pleasing pop ditty of a record which still retains their punk belief to never clock in at over half an hour in total or have tracks that outstay their welcome.

75
Pitchfork

Their willingness to expand the subtleties of their sound makes Million Dollars to Kill Me an enthralling listen, even at its lowest points.

70
Exclaim!

The chugging guitar riffs and pop-minded song structures are the simplest of the band's career, something the band and Ballou worked hard to achieve.

70
AllMusic

Joyce Manor may still be finding their footing in this more mainstream rock field, but there's a lot to like on Million Dollars to Kill Me, indicating that they're moving in the right direction.

70
No Ripcord

Million Dollars to Kill Me is pleasingly lean and concise, an unsurprising description considering Joyce Manor have never made an album that goes past twenty-five minutes in length. What has changed is how they've drastically toned down their fitful outbursts, even if they still have a knack for sentimental platitudes.

70
God Is in the TV

There remains something endearing about Million Dollars To Kill Me, a certain bonhomie, a familiarity like a good pair of slippers or your Mum’s homemade shepherds pie recipe.

59
Paste

Million Dollars slaps by with anthemic drum fills and familiar crunchy guitar riffs a la Weezer, who the band admits are a huge influence. ... It’s a recipe for Joyce Manor at their slickest power pop yet, even as it lacks the narrative depth we’re used to.

TheBravesDH
62
They got my hopes up, but there is not actually a song about kangaroo boxing. Think I'm Still In Love With You is a bop and half though.
swataverse
74
Short, simple, fun and sweet.
somans
65
I really like Jonathan Coulton's new direction.
mynamejeff
60
Weezer's best album since Pinkerton!
PatrickL0419
NR
If it ain’t < 20 minutes, I ain’t listenin.
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Track List

  1. Fighting Kangaroo
  2. Think I'm Still in Love with You
  3. Big Lie
  4. I'm Not the One
  5. Million Dollars to Kill Me
  6. Silly Games
  7. Friends We Met Online
  8. Up the Punx (from "Up the Punks")
  9. Gone Tomorrow
  10. Wildflowers
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Added on: July 18, 2018