Born Ruffians - JUICE
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #263 / 387
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
Liked by 2 people
April 3, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Yep Roc / Label
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With some lackluster production and generic indie rock tropes makes JUICE by Born Ruffians a boring and ultimately a forgettable album.

Track Review

I Fall in Love Every Night 5/10
Breathe 5.5/10
Dedication 5/10
The Poet (Can't Jam) 4.5/10
I'm Fine 4.5/10
Hey You 4/10
Squeaky 4.5/10
Hazy Wave 4/10
Wavy Haze 4.5/10

Average: 4.6/10
I haven't truly enjoyed a Born Ruffians album since they debuted with Red, Yellow, & Blue, and I'm sad to say that this album just continued in a long line of personal disappointments with a band that has failed time and time again to really capture that unkempt energy from their debut. JUICE has a nice vibe to it, but the vocals are mixed so low in some of the songs you can hardly hear anything more than a shadow of words that blend too much into the instrumentals, which lack direction and ... read more
Along with the sense of time, having a sense of fun has gone to the wind. Social gatherings have turned into Netflix-binging, navigating a morning commute has turned into puzzles, and grocery shopping for the last bag of flour to make bread has become a new sport.

So it’s important not to forget what “fun” means when I say the latest album from The Born Ruffians is fun. Genuine, honest fun.

JUICE is energetic, dynamic, and colourful. And because Luke Lalonde is at the ... read more
The production is pretty sloppy at times but it's slightly different than typical upbeat indie rock production. The lyrics are where everything faulters.

I Fall in Love Every Night (7.7)
Breathe (7.0)
Dedication (7.4)
The Poet (Can't Jam) (7.0)
I'm Fine (6.8)
Hey You (7.7)
Squeaky (7.4)
Hazy Wave / Wavy Haze (7.3)
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Track List

  1. I Fall in Love Every Night
  2. Breathe
  3. Dedication
  4. The Poet (Can't Jam)
  5. I'm Fine
  6. Hey You (feat. Maddy Wilde)
  7. Squeaky
  8. Hazy Wave
  9. Wavy Haze
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Added on: January 14, 2020