Weird Sister

Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2013 Ratings: #325 / 1032
User Score
Based on 18 ratings
September 10, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Slumberland / Label
Noise Pop, Indie Pop / Genres
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Joanna Gruesome make music that's at once breath-catchingly exciting and heartwarmingly pretty at its core, and their first album is one that noise pop fans will treasure, crummy name and all.

Drowned in Sound

Weird Sister’s ebbs, flows, peaks and troughs: a shape-shifting, nuanced LP that could be described as derivative, but never formulaic.


Sometimes gloriously messy, sometimes just simply glorious, it is probably the most fun you'll have all year rhyming with harpists.

The Line of Best Fit

This isn’t a debut from a band on the transient fringes, it’s one from a sharp act with scores to offer beyond the gimmicks.


There may not be enough to lift them above the rather crowded market of similar sounding contemporaries on Weird Sister, but it does hint at a solid enough future.

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Year End Lists

#88/Under the Radar
#93/Crack Magazine

Track List

  1. Anti-Parent Cowboy Killers 
  2. Sugarcrush
  3. Wussy Void
  4. Madison
  5. Lemonade Grrrl
  6. Secret Surprise
  7. Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still in Love with Me? 
  8. Candy 
  9. Graveyard
  10. Satan
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Added on: September 6, 2013