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Joy: Sailing Days

Sailing Days is an EP made specifically for listening while on a back porch with nothing to do.


Joy

Sailing Days

Label: Shrimper
US Release Date: 2006-10-31
UK Release Date: Available as import
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Sailing Days is an EP made specifically for listening while on a back porch with nothing to do. Lazy acoustic guitars move and dance with violins, and you begin to realize why naming the EP Sailing Days is amazingly apt. Each song works by itself, but even for an EP, the tracks to begin to meld together in a sort of easy-listening mush, as if each song is battling it out for the title of Who Can Be More Precious. Of the seven songs (two untitled bonus tracks are tacked on at the end), it’s the aching pair of songs "Hammers and Hail" and the bluntly-titled "Sex" that managed to stand out just a bit more, the former with a simple acoustic yearning, the latter coming off more grand and majestic with its triumphant strums and hardly-there drumming. It’s not going to top any Album of the Year charts, but for a pleasant, enjoyable piece of acoustic pop, nothing can beat it.

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