40 oz. To Fresno

Joyce Manor - 40 oz. To Fresno
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2022 Ratings: #512 / 805
User Score
Based on 213 ratings
2022 Rank: #732
Liked by 23 people
June 10, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epitaph / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Bits of soaring emo, snotty pop-punk, and Weezer-esque power pop surface now and again, but at this point, Johnson and his crew have a pretty good idea of who they are and what they are capable of. If 40 oz. to Fresno isn't the most ambitious entry in Joyce Manor's discography, it is at least one of their most enjoyable.

80
Kerrang!
What’s more likely given this trio’s aversion to excessive detail for the sake of it, is that this is a continuation of their process of refinement, a subtle re-calibration to take them into their next phase. This appears to be the start of a promising new chapter.
80
Upset
Remarkably – despite being six albums deep into their career – it proves that Joyce Manor’s purple patch shows little signs of fading.
80
Record Collector

The poppy California punks pack a lifetime’s worth of visceral feeling into it.

73
Pitchfork
Though less consciously ambitious than their previous two albums, the California power pop band’s latest is a pure refinement of their sound and feel.
70
DIY
Their rough-around-the-edges punk still strikes the right chords.
70
Spectrum Culture

If you were hoping that 40 oz. to Fresno would be the moment that they finally drop the ball or suddenly get wacky: sorry, but your disappointment lies elsewhere.

60
Distorted Sound

The shortness seems to appeal to the more limited attention spans of the so-called streaming generation. This record will probably go down well with them; however, the rest of us looking for something a bit more substantial might be left a little disappointed.

currentjoyys
73

FAVORITE TRACK: You're Not Famous Anymore

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Reason to Believe

I love Joyce Manor and I love to have fun. You guys are just being haters.

After a pretty bad release four years ago, Joyce Manor is back and they're doing what they do best: short power-punk tracks. The guitars on this are fast-paced and hard hitting on tracks like You're Not Famous Anymore and the re-recording of NBTSA. 40 oz. To Fresno has so many fun and carefree songs that are sparked to life by Barry ... read more

TheCarioca
77

Souvenir - 4/5
NBTSA - 5/5 ❤
Reason to Believe - 4/5
You're Not Famous Anymore - 3/5
Don't Try - 4/5
Gotta Let It Go - 3/5
Dance with Me - 3/5
Did You Ever Know? - 5/5 ❤
Secret Sisters - 4/5

Tielur
62

Cool summer night album to drive to 7/11 and back

75

This is just straight up powerpop. However i feel that works now that the band has grown up a bit, it would just be akward and weird if Joyce manor was made by a bunch of 30 year olds.

justrockid
65

it was ight

fredreviews
69

criminal that some of these songs are a minute long

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Track List

1Souvenir
3:06
75
2NBTSA
1:12
83
3Reason to Believe
1:25
79
4You're Not Famous Anymore
1:45
74
5Don't Try
1:40
84
6Gotta Let It Go
1:56
78
7Dance with Me
2:28
67
8Did You Ever Know?
1:29
74
9Secret Sisters
1:39
77
Total Length: 16 minutes

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