More Faithful

No Joy - More Faithful
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2015 Ratings: #350 / 771
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
2015 Ratings: #223
June 9, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mexican Summer / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

More Faithful is a masterpiece for headphones, and more enjoyable with every listen at high, open air volumes, easily offering the best songwriting and aural presentation the band has mustered yet.

80
Exclaim!
It's a record built less on borrowed nostalgia and genre fetishism and more on earnest, risk-taking creativity and mixing genres in weird sonic chemistry experiments.
80
The Line of Best Fit

More Faithful feels like their first stab proper at a record that genuinely represents the sound they’ve been gunning for since day one.

75
Consequence of Sound

More Faithful is a genre-bending record with explosive yet concentrated sound that stays true to No Joy’s signature shoegaze rock.

75
The 405
I'm not floored by every song here, but it's admirable how well each element is strung together; loose ends and rainy atmospheres included.
70
Paste
It’s a jarring rather than smooth listen, but that’s exactly the point from a band that places premium value on the pattern of tension and release.
60
The Skinny

At its best, as on the rampant "I Am An Eye Machine", More Faithful is an inch away from essential: a few more hooks would make all the difference.

60
DIY
The majority of ‘More Faithful’ is No Joy’s fastest, heaviest and most complex record to date.
60
Drowned in Sound

A little more clarity wouldn't have gone amiss here and there, but there's enough on offer to bring curious listeners back for repeated spins, which is just as well, as More Faithful is definitely a grower.

69
2,5,7,9,11

They're just not finding the melodies as easily as they did on Wait to Pleasure. Still a band that's capable of greatness, and there are some stellar cuts here.
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Track List

  1. Remember Nothing
  2. Everything New
  3. Hollywood Teeth
  4. Moon in my Mouth
  5. Burial in Twos
  6. Corpo Daemon
  7. Bolas
  8. Chalk Snake
  9. Rude Films
  10. I am an Eye Machine
  11. Judith
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