It's The Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir The Honeypot

Teen Suicide - It's The Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir The Honeypot
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Based on 6 reviews
2016 Ratings: #169 / 760
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Based on 52 ratings
2016 Ratings: #329
April 1, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Run For Cover / Label
Noise Pop, Lo-Fi / Genres
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For a lo-fi project, Celebration is a particularly imaginative, lengthy work full of vivid character portraits, using additional instrumentation and computer-generated distortion to expand far beyond the boundaries of more straightforward guitar-driven indie acts.

Consequence of Sound

It’s the Big Joyous Celebration is remarkable for its scope and its granularity.


Joyous Celebration feels like the last note on an intimate conversation both vibrant and imaginative, a wonderful, endearing mess of a record that pulls from all of the band's influences and brings it together in a patchwork without coming across like a huge departure from their established sound.


It's constantly absorbing and equal parts astonishing and frustrating. It's a party you can hear from down the block and yet still requires a password at the door.


The most ambitious collection of Teen Suicide's brief but prolific career. While it's not all good, there are some sublime moments within the album's ramshackle bulk, and its blast of free-range creativity is in itself something to celebrate.


Teen Suicide’s final act is nigh-on impossible to categorise or fully digest, and its nature and length makes it at the same time a difficult listen, but one that brings rewards of all different kinds across its running length.

ramshackle elegance
The band lost all of their appeal after releasing this. It's too clean and too long of an album for Teen Suicide to put out with good results.
It's like they try to put everything they produced in a record and the results are mostly a mess but even a sweet treat. The vocals are so washed down and the production is so short of interesting ideas that even though they experiment with a lot of genres, they never get to achieve a star in 26 tracks. Some lyrics are funny, that's all.

Fav tracks: Alex, Falling Out of Love with Me, Long Way Down.
Least fav track: Beauty.
Teen Suicide's latest album is hard to pin down, and even harder to verbally define; attempting to box this album into a genre would make one's head spin. Further, this lo-fi, double-album behemoth feels like it was meticulously crafted; from the the electronic synths, beeps and layering noises to the subtle horns, punk influences and piano pieces, every single sound that is emanated procures images of an artist punctiliously sculpting a masterpiece. Yet, unfortunately, this is no masterpiece. ... read more
Dear listener, I'll be entirely honest with you, I had not heard of Teen Suicide until their latest and supposedly last record, the double-album behemoth which is It's the Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir the Honeypot, found its way into my hands. The name is somewhat off-putting, but don't be deterred from digging this music; this is an album that, although it requires some patience and effort on the part of the listener, is a rewarding sonic experience. Incorporating elements of punk, noise ... read more
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Track List

  1. Living Proof
  2. The Big Joyous Celebration
  3. Alex
  4. Violets
  5. Obvious Love
  6. It's Just a Pop Song
  7. V.I.P.
  8. Wild Thing Runs Free
  9. Bright Blue Pickup Truck
  10. Big Mistake
  11. What You Want
  12. God
  13. Neighborhood Drug Dealer
  14. Have a Conversation
  15. Beauty
  16. Pavement
  17. America
  18. Devotion
  19. The Things I Love Are Killing Me
  20. Falling Out of Love with Me
  21. I Don't Think It's Too Late
  22. Long Way Down
  23. My Little World
  24. The Hurricane
  25. The Stomach of the Earth
  26. If I Don't See You Before You Leave
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