Nectar

Joji - Nectar
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #750 / 821
User Score
2020 Ratings: #563
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Sydney Morning Herald

Simultaneously playing comic and crooner, Joji balances this duality on his second album Nectar, a one-of-a-kind body of work from an equally unique artist.

80
AllMusic

By expanding his sonic scope, the one-time viral Internet comedian unlocks a fresh set of possibilities for where he can take his sound. Bold, brave, and bigger-budget, Nectar is a major turning point for Joji, a declaration and creative jump that eclipses what he's done in the past and shines a light on where he's headed in the future.

65
Northern Transmissions

Joji has certainly taken a step forward with his second wide release. On the singles especially he shows moments of real creativity with the arrangements and showcases his undeniable skills as a vocalist.

60
The Needle Drop

Nectar offers Joji's highest highlights to date, though all in all it could've benefited from some more editing.

50
Slant Magazine

Nectar largely feels removed from its inspiration in reality, so that it’s tantamount to the relatable but rote sadness of a Tweetdecked epigram, the equivalent of a half-hearted “it be like that sometimes.”

Doublez
74

What if this album didn't have any hidden flaws? Since I discovered Joji 4 years ago now, I always appreciate his rather atypical style/formula despite his more predictable side, making him an artist with the potential to make his mark. Although I don't really approve of the method, George Miller was able to put the entertainment on Youtube to his advantage in order to be able to later make himself a great launching pad to devote himself to Joji, a serious artist who is far from having the face ... read more

BradTasteMusic
62

The hype built around this album shows a sense of bad marketing. The album is 100x more lowkey than songs like Run, and so you have to readjust your mindset multiple times in a single listen. The biggest problem for joji is arrangement and consistancy. He becomes an unreliable narrator, and I just lose interest by the end.

It hurts when tracks 6-8 are nearly perfect songs, and they are just padded out with filler. Still, Joji's best official release

PipePanic
66

Joji. Please work with me here!

I feel in the music community, there is always one question people have when talking about Joji: Can he do it? Not to say that he’s untalented, or unworthy of making great music, but there is this strange pressure given to the man's music that I have rarely seen on other artists. There is almost this expectation that he needs to quote ‘prove’ himself to people as an artist, which is strange considering he’s proven himself to make some ... read more

Rumple
80

Yes there are weak tracks, yes it's a bit monotonous but are we really going to ignore the absolute classics this album provides?

i3su
74

Comfortably Joji's best release to date - there are some stellar tracks surrounded by decent yet forgettable filler tracks.

70

this is good

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Added on: April 16, 2020