Album Review: JR JR - "JR JR" (9/10)

Dropping Dale Earnhardt from their name and rebranding themselves JR JR, Detroit’s celebrated hipster cum indie-pop act put down their soy lattes long enough to envision this third full-length of deceptively sophisticated compositions. Just try frowning while bathing in these amiable, hand-crafted tone poems bubbling with quotable lyrics and unexpected, hypnotic novelty. Yes, to these ears, an infusion of uninhibited stank would be a welcome tonal shift from the band’s relentless disembodied zeal, but there’s no denying this tidal wave of cool.

Score: 9 out of 10

Warner Bros. Records
Producer: JR JR and Ben West