So This Is Goodbye

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So This Is Goodbye
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Studio album by Junior Boys
Released September 12, 2006
Genre Dance,[1] electropop[2]
Length 48:58
Label Domino
Junior Boys chronology
Last Exit
(2004)
So This Is Goodbye
(2006)
The Dead Horse EP
(2007)

So This is Goodbye is the second album by Canadian electronic music group Junior Boys, released in Canada on August 22, 2006. Written by Jeremy Greenspan and Matthew Didemus, it features a cover of the Frank Sinatra song "When No One Cares". The album was recorded in Hamilton, Canada.[citation needed]

So This Is Goodbye was shortlisted for the 2007 Polaris Music Prize.[3][4][5]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[7]
The A.V. Club A–[8]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[9]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[10]
NME 7/10[11]
Pitchfork Media 9.0/10[12]
Q 4/5 stars[13]
Resident Advisor 4.5/5[14]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[15]
Spin 1.5/5 stars[16]

Pitchfork Media named So This Is Goodbye as the 11th best album of 2006.[17] Resident Advisor—an online magazine with a focus on electronic music—named So This Is Goodbye as the 3rd best album of 2006.[18] They also named it the 45th best album of the decade.[19]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Junior Boys (Matt Didemus, Jeremy Greenspan) except where noted

  1. "Double Shadow" – 4:22
  2. "The Equalizer" – 4:57
  3. "First Time" – 5:26
  4. "Count Souvenirs" – 4:45
  5. "In the Morning" (Junior Boys, Andi Toma) – 4:42
  6. "So This Is Goodbye" – 5:19
  7. "Like a Child" – 6:06
  8. "Caught in a Wave" – 3:39
  9. "When No One Cares" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:49
  10. "FM" – 5:53

On June 5, 2007, Junior Boys released the original album along with a Bonus CD as the special edition of So This Is Goodbye.[20]

  1. "Like a Child (Carl Craig Remix)" - 10:41
  2. "In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix)" - 9:46
  3. "FM (Tensnake Remix)" - 7:19
  4. "The Equalizer (Morgan Geist Remix)" - 5:58
  5. "In The Morning (Alex Smoke Remix)" - 7:16
  6. "Double Shadow (Kode 9 Remix)" - 6:30
  7. "FM (Marsen Jules Remix)" - 5:13
  8. "The Equalizer (iTunes Session)" - 4:59
  9. "Under the Sun (iTunes Session)" - 7:05
  10. "FM (iTunes Session)" - 5:40
  11. "When No One Cares (iTunes Session)" - 4:19

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN
  2. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes
  3. ^ "Arcade Fire, Feist on Polaris short list". CBC News. July 10, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Feist, Fire get Polaris noms". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2007. 
  5. ^ Love, Noah (2007-07-10). "Arcade Fire, Feist And The Dears Among Polaris Nominees". Chart (magazine). Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  6. ^ "Reviews for So This Is Goodbye by Junior Boys". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Kellman, Andy. "So This Is Goodbye – Junior Boys". AllMusic. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ Murray, Noel (September 26, 2006). "Junior Boys: So This Is Goodbye". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ Passantino, Dom (September 8, 2006). "Junior Boys, So This Is Goodbye". The Guardian. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ Powers, Ann (September 19, 2006). "From private to public". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  11. ^ Naylor, Tony (July 3, 2007). "Junior Boys: So This Is Goodbye". NME. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  12. ^ Pytlik, Mark (August 10, 2006). "Junior Boys: So This Is Goodbye". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Junior Boys: So This Is Goodbye". Q (243): 125. October 2006. 
  14. ^ Chambers, Peter (September 5, 2006). "Junior Boys: So This Is Goodbye". Resident Advisor. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  15. ^ Hoard, Christian (September 7, 2006). "Junior Boys: So This Is Goodbye". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on June 11, 2008. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  16. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (October 2006). "Junior Boys: So This Is Goodbye". Spin 22 (10): 98–99. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Staff Lists: Top 50 Albums of 2006 | Features". Pitchfork. 2006-12-19. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  18. ^ "RA Poll: Top 5 albums of 2006". Resident Advisor. 2006-12-18. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  19. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  20. ^ "JUNIOR BOYS — So This Is Goodbye (Special Edition Featuring Bonus CD)".