Voyager

Current Joys - Voyager
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 140 ratings
2021 Rank: #537
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
AllMusic

Voyager serves as a logical entry point for the uninitiated with its refreshed sound, and, although some longtime fans may miss the raw, immediate quality of his homemade releases, the arrangements here only intensify Rattigan's emotive writing and performances.

70
Loud and Quiet

The album may have been better served if it was trimmed down by a few tracks, but overall Current Joys are definitely worthy of being added to your go-to rotation.

60
Mojo
Song titles suggest a plaid-shirted classicism that Nevada's Nick Rattigan more than makes good on with aerated guitars, melodies, orchestral crescendos and heartsore vocals. Satisfyingly brash.
SnowyFighter
90

Edit: Very Few albums have consistently brought me to tears. This is one of them

This was my most anticipated album of 2021. The singles were great, and I love all of Nick Rattigans work. And my god, I couldn't be more happy to say that I love this album. I cried when I heard some of these songs for the first time. This album is absolutely beautiful, and for his first time working with a full band in an actual studio, he did a great job. There are a couple songs that are okay, but out of 16, ... read more

zachthesnack
80

Ok but this is seriously one of the best indie records of the year!!

currentjoyys
93

FAVORITE TRACKS: Shivers, Money Making Machine

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: The Spirit or the Curse

Read the username girl come on...

Yeah man this is awesome. Maybe because I'm such a Current Joys fan but this is a lovely album. The lyrics on this are some of the best of Nick Rattigan's career and the first thing that stood out to me on this record. Dancer in the Dark is so descriptive yet songs like Shivers are so cutthroat and straight-to-the-point and both are equally beautiful. Rattigan really ... read more

postpet
80

Admittedly I'm biased because I have memories with this album, but god I love it.

VitoTV
70

look, there's a lot to say about this one, so please, bare with me. this is just such an unexpected change of pace from what current joys was doing, that i really think i'll be coming to this review more than once just to update it accordingly.

nick went on a similar direction as the one he took with surf curse on "heaven surrounds you", and let me tell you, i fucking love that album so much. so when i realized this is what i was in for halfway through "american honey", i ... read more

muoogi
70

this was a let down... not only the music, but also the revelation that i just can't take him seriously after his latest album :(

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Track List

1Dancer in the Dark
3:21
80
2American Honey
4:13
84
3Naked
2:53
75
4Altered States
2:42
71
5Breaking the Waves
2:54
74
6Big Star
3:22
77
7Amateur
4:39
76
8Rebecca
4:09
80
9Shivers
4:00
61
10Something Real
2:07
64
11Money Making Machine
3:33
78
12Voyager Pt 1
2:46
78
13Calypso
3:09
75
14The Spirit or the Curse
2:11
62
15Vagabond
3:46
75
16Voyager Pt 2
4:02
82
Total Length: 53 minutes

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Added on: March 23, 2021