A Balloon Called Moaning

May 4, 2010 | Format: MP3
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  • Original Release Date: May 4, 2010
  • Label: Black Bell Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2010 The Joy Formidable Under Exclusive License to Black Bell Records
  • Total Length: 33:28
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  • ASIN: B003HFEXDK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The songs are really powerful in their lyrics and sound.
Seth Davison
I have been playing it quite a bit and really enjoy the band and material.
Crisis Management
Bought this album, and listen to it regularly - I like it a lot!
Eric

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Seth Davison on May 18, 2010
Format: Audio CD
I will never understand how someone will give an album 4 stars and then basically say "Well it's ok if you like that sort of thing". I guess only in indie rock can we be so bored with are own music. The Joy Formidable is getting big is Europe and there is a reason why. This mini album is really tight and full of energy. The songs are really powerful in their lyrics and sound. One of the things that I love about the band is how the bass gets to carry much of the momentum. If you are getting into or have gotten into The Pains of Being Pure in Heart, The Horrors, The Big Pink etc then chances are you will like this. But I am willing to say of all these bands The J F could be the contender to step out and reach the unconverted. I am anxious to see.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Utah on July 7, 2010
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I was turned onto The Joy Formidable by the guitarist from Mansun, Paul Ryder, who I believe had a hand in producing TJF. Signed up for their mailing list, got a free single (Greyhound in the Slips - AWESOME song!). Then I saw this up on amazon, and tried it out. Very cool! If you like the Raveonettes, you'll like this too - similar style, though this is a little more electronic, with faster beats. But has that same reverby female vox quality to it. Good stuff.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Casey Chalmers on July 19, 2010
Format: Audio CD
The Joy Formidable's album is an absolute delight to listen to. I enjoyed every single one of their songs on this album. The only complaint I have against them is that there songa aren't that varied. But for a first album it is quite good.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By xopher on June 13, 2010
Format: Audio CD
First thing is first; the album is solid. I'm very relieved when a band like this comes along and releases such a "replay value" type of an album. I say this because I've been seeing such a resurgence of the late 80's/early 90's style of shoegazer fuzzed out guitar melodies; and although initially it is pleasing, it usually turns into an overly produced squeaky clean background of what could have ended strongly, but instead dies with grace. THIS album on the other hand keeps their songs relatively short but chock full of a heavier, less timid guitar approach. This album deserves better than a 4 star, but I have this sinking feeling that their follow up album, if there will be one, might end up showing a less creative more stream lined guitar sound, and a less distinct singing style.

Summary: For a three piece they sound big- the music is fun while keeping some darker vibes lingering in the singing (almost a Siouxie Sioux style delivery at times) - and it's an indie band that has taken a direction that is beginning to bloom and doing it quite well for a new band falling into an increasingly saturated area of newer music.

See the direction? And do you like it?
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By Joshua on August 16, 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
if you stream this all of the time, buy it on vinyl!!!!
it sounds great.
my only grumble is that it didn't come with mp3s.
otherwise, it's one of my go to albums at the moment.
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I saw these guys live of the last Foo FIghters tour and really liked them. After trying the samples on line and reading the reviews I ended up purchasing this one on vinyl. I have been playing it quite a bit and really enjoy the band and material. Very "up" in terms of sound and I find a lot of it is very dancable. As far as I can tell, there is no free mp3 download with this one.
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