Nation of Two

Vance Joy - Nation of Two
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
2018 Ratings: #811
February 23, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Clash

On sophomore effort 'Nation of Two', he creates a leaner and more cohesive project that thematically focuses on the highs and lows of a romantic relationship.

40
Exclaim!

Throughout, Joy touches the bare minimum of indie folk, never really transcending the genre. Nation of Two is based solely on acoustic sounds that hardly push Joy further as an artist.

40
The Guardian

It’s not that Joy – whose real name is James Keogh – is without talent. There’s a breezy, easy attractiveness to his melodies, albeit that they never fail to do exactly what you might expect.

SebastianWolf
49
Uninspired, doll, and shallow. At best, it’s not that good. At worst, it’s not that bad. “Nation of Two” leaves you sleeping in no time.
67
Best Songs:

- Call If You Need Me
- Saturday Sun
- I'm With You
- Like Gold
43
Boring, irritating indie folk watered down so to appeal to the lowest common denominator. It is void of any personality that was present (but not exploding) on Joy's debut. It is sad that Triple J are happy to peddle an artist such as this.

Best track: Lay It On Me
RKanharn
54
I'd been secretly impressed with the singles released for this album going into my review however it turns that the feel-good folk on offer here by Vance is just down to a few songs and not much more.

Best songs: Call If You Need Me, We're Going Home, Saturday Sun, Take Your Time.
AlexLW_08
40
▲ One of These Days, Lay It On Me, We're Going Home
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. Call If You Need Me
  2. Lay It On Me
  3. We're Going Home
  4. Saturday Sun
  5. Take Your Time
  6. I'm With You
  7. Like Gold
  8. Alone With Me
  9. Crashing Into You
  10. One of These Days
  11. Little Boy
  12. Bonnie & Clyde
  13. Where We Start
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