Begone Dull Care (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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)So This Is Goodbye2006
Begone Dull Care
(2009)
It's All True
(2011)It's All True2011
Alternate cover
Alternate cover
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club B−[4]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
NME 8/10[7]
Pitchfork 7.5/10[8]
Q 4/5 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. ^ Mincher, Chris (April 14, 2009). "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mini music reviews". Entertainment Weekly. April 3, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (May 7, 2009). "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". The Guardian. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ Doran, John (May 7, 2009). "Album Review : Junior Boys". NME. Archived from the original on May 17, 2009. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  8. ^ Harvell, Jess (April 8, 2009). "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care". Q (275): 124. June 2009. 
  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.