Cooler Returns

Kiwi Jr.

Cooler Returns

Second album from the Canadian indie rock quartet and first on Sub Pop

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Ultimately, these guys just have a penchant for stringing together melodies and chord progressions and middle eights that make your want to dance about singing the silly words as your heart sores a bit as you prance about your kitchen waiting for the banana bread to rise
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  2. 8.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    You’ll end up dizzied by the sheer amount of hooks that take up every second of Cooler Returns
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    The sound of Kiwi Jr moving forwards, planting their own flag in the power-pop ground
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    The sophomore semester moves with a little more intention and nuance than the freshman year did, but the year-end celebration is no less of a blast
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Continues the momentum of 2019's Football Money with another fast-and-furious collection of rock songs that take familiar sounds — jangling indie pop, spiky post-punk riffs, wheezing harmonica — and twist them into subtly wonky shapes
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  6. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Packed full of infectious riffs and jangle pop goodness, they manage to finesse the breezy indie-rock of their debut without losing any of their ramshackle charm, expanding their Parquet Courts-inspired palette to make room for flashes of saloon piano, up-tempo organ taps and harmonica
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    Intricate, crafty songwriting that packs a punch
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The Toronto band’s accomplished second album stands out from the usual run of DIY indie
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  9. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    It’s a record you’ll be playing again from the start as soon as it’s finished
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  10. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Their second record is no great departure from their first and given just how well received it was by pundits and fans alike then you can see why the temptation to stay strictly on course was there
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  11. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    On their second album and first for Sub Pop, the Canadian indie rock group pairs shaggy guitars with sardonic observations
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  12. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    With thirteen tracks clocking in at under forty minutes, the individual songs’ brief running times belie what the group is able to do with them
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  13. 6.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    The hook-laden performances on Cooler Returns are full of zeal and wit
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