jj n° 2

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jj n° 2
Studio album by jj
Released July 1, 2009
Genre Indie pop, Balearic beat, Dream pop
Length 26:39
Label Sincerely Yours, Secretly Canadian
jj album chronology
jj no. 2
(2009)
jj no. 3
(2010)

jj n° 2 is the first studio album by jj. It was released on the Swedish record label Sincerely Yours on July 1, 2009. The album received a Best New Music inclusion from Pitchfork Media and a rating of 8.6.[1] A vinyl edition, titled jj n° 2.1, was released in late December 2009.

The album was ranked 35th on Pitchfork "Top 50 Albums of 2009".[2]

At the end of 2009, Paste named jj n° 2 "The Year's Greatest Musical Obscurity",[3] and The Washington Post named the album the second best pop album of the year in front of Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion and behind Maxwell's BLACKsummers'night.[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Aftonbladet 4/5 stars[5]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Cokemachineglow 8/10 stars[7]
Dagens Nyheter 4/5 stars[8]
No Ripcord 8/10 stars[9]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[10]
Pitchfork Media (8.6/10)[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Things Will Never Be the Same Again"   3:34
2. "From Africa to Málaga"   2:50
3. "Ecstasy"   3:33
4. "Are You Still in Vallda?"   2:34
5. "My Love"   3:12
6. "Intermezzo"   2:48
7. "My Hopes & Dreams"   2:43
8. "Masterplan"   2:48
9. "Me & Dean"   2:42
  • Note: The vinyl edition features the bonus track "Pure Shores".
  • Note: "Ecstasy" uses elements of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop".

Top lists[edit]

jj n° 2 appeared on several internet publications lists of best albums of 2009. Some include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "jj: jj n° 2 | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2009 | Features". Pitchfork. 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  3. ^ "The Year's Greatest Musical Obscurity :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  4. ^ Richards, Chris (December 20, 2009). "The best and worst of 2009: Pop music". The Washington Post. 
  5. ^ "Aftonbladet review". 
  6. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  7. ^ "Cokemachineglow review". 
  8. ^ "DN review". 
  9. ^ "No Ripcord review". 
  10. ^ "Pop Matters review". 
  11. ^ "Pitchfork review". 
  12. ^ "Pretty Much Amazing’s Best Albums of 2009 at Pretty Much Amazing | PMA". Prettymuchamazing.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  13. ^ "gorillavsbear.net: gorilla vs. bear's albums of 2009". Gorillavsbear.blogspot.com. 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  14. ^ "30 Best Albums Of 2009". RoberAwards.com. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  15. ^ "Best Albums of 2009 - Prefix Readers". Prefix. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Best Albums of 2009 | Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good: May I please talk to pizza?". Musicforants.com. 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  17. ^ "Best Albums of 2009: #30 to #21". Obscure Sound. 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  18. ^ "The Best 60 Albums of 2009 < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26.