Begone Dull Care (album)

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Begone Dull Care
Begone Dull Care.jpg
Studio album by Junior Boys
Released March 24, 2009 (Canada)
April 7, 2009 (USA)
Recorded 2008
Genre Synthpop[1]
Length 47:12
Label Domino Records
Junior Boys chronology
So This Is Goodbye
(2006)
Begone Dull Care
(2009)
It's All True
(2011)
Alternate cover
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A–[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 7.5/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[9]
Spin 5/10[10]
Uncut 4/5 stars[11]

Begone Dull Care is the third studio album by Canadian synthpop duo Junior Boys, released in 2009. The album was released on March 24 in Canada and April 7 in the United States.[12]

It is named for Begone Dull Care, a short film by National Film Board animator Norman McLaren inspired by the music of Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, which influenced the album's conception and creation.[12] The front cover gives the band name in French (albeit with the word "première" mistyped), along with Caprice en Couleurs, the French title of the film; the entirety of the liner notes is presented bilingually, including song titles.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Parallel Lines" – 6:31
  2. "Work" – 6:32
  3. "Bits & Pieces" – 4:01
  4. "Dull to Pause" – 4:52
  5. "Hazel" – 6:13
  6. "Sneak a Picture" – 7:00
  7. "The Animator" – 5:07
  8. "What It's For" – 6:56

iTunes bonus track

  1. "Work" (Prins Thomas Remix) – 10:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dolan, Jon. "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". Blender. Archived from the original on May 12, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Reviews for Begone Dull Care by Junior Boys". Metacritic. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Begone Dull Care – Junior Boys". AllMusic. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Mini music reviews". Entertainment Weekly. April 3, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (May 7, 2009). "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". The Guardian. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ Doran, John (May 7, 2009). "Album Review : Junior Boys". NME. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Harvell, Jess (April 8, 2009). "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". Q (275): 124. June 2009. 
  9. ^ Henderson, Eric (April 4, 2009). "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". Slant Magazine. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  10. ^ Beta, Andy (April 2009). "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". Spin 25 (4): 80. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". Uncut (145): 90. June 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "Junior Boys to Release Begone Dull Care in April", Paste, January 20, 2009.