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Football Money

Kiwi Jr.

Football Money

Debut album from the Canadian indie rock band produced by Aaron Goldstein and mixed by Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Mint
UK Release date
17/01/2020
US Release date
17/01/2020
  1. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    Kiwi Jr provide the year’s first glimpses into what might have happened if Jonathan Richman & the Lovers, REM, The Kinks and Pavement got it together in a studio with The Strokes
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    Excellent songwriting and a surplus of surprising melodic ideas and lyrical wit can't be outshined by the band's deceptively loose approach
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  3. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Spills over with jangling guitars and swagger
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Though Football Money is not without its moments of pessimism, at its core, it's a coming-of-age record about doing what you can with what you have — a bright-lights-big-city story scaled down to Canadian proportions
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  5. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Kiwi Jr. injects loads of personality into their crafty, guitar-driven rock. The band brings a vigorous energy to their quirky sentiments as they walk through their surroundings, instilling a comical bent at any opportunity
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  6. 8.0 |   NOW

    Whether it’s the relatable perspective on big city life or just how well it reminds us of beloved music of yore, Football Money is delightful as fuck
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  7. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A jangly, sugar-coated, charming debut album destined to be cherished by indie pop/rock fans of all stripes
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Football Money is breezy and concise - 10 songs, 28 minutes - but generously ladled with charm. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘Football Money’ is one of those rare albums that gets better the more you play it as all those wonderful throw-away lines - “Stacking up records and setting it straight...” and “Sold your soul to saxophone Joe...” - get lodged in your head until the next one knocks it out
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  10. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    With easy hooks, surprise structural twists, and a gift for non-sequiturs, the Canadian quartet’s debut is a vivid portrait of the big-city struggle. Pavement’s influence is impossible to ignore
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  11. 7.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Not quite an album indebted to flexible working hours and thankfully there’s not a spreadsheet in sight; ‘Football Money’ takes a playful yet sincere look at modern life through the lens of retro-styled slacker rock
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  12. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Right up until its final moments, Football Money continues to please and over the course of just 28 minutes, maybe that’s vital
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