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Kiwi Jr.


Third album from the Toronto-based indie rock quartet

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  1. 8.0 |   DIY

    The band wear their influences well, flitting between the melancholic indie-pop of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and the gleeful abandon of Jonathan Richman
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  2. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    If Kiwi Jr. continue to challenge themselves and improve with each release, they’re sure to reach plenty more peaks just beyond the horizon
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Chopper's ear-candy synths and vivid production simply add new layers of intrigue to Kiwi Jr.'s unshakable foundation of consistently strong (and pervasively catchy) indie rock songwriting
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Kiwi Jr. brighten their C-86-inspired sound with synthesizers, adding a new-wave tint that makes its cheeriness on Chopper shine
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  5. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    Their new Dan Boeckner-produced album dials up the synths, evoking the plastic pop of The Cars
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  6. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    Produced by Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, the latest from the Toronto band accompanies manic, referential lyrics with neon-tinted, futurist power-pop
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  7. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    With Chopper, Kiwi Jr. have managed to extend their shelf life indefinitely, showing the world that they’re much more than mere slacker rock pretenders
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  8. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    What makes Kiwi Jr so great is still there but perhaps a little subdued by life
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  9. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    At just 10 tracks in length, it is an album that packs everything into one tight knit parcel. Chopper doesn’t reinvent the wheel, nor does it steer into anything surprising or off kilter, but it definitely shows how nicely the wheel continues to spin
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