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A Balloon Called Moaning


Download links and information about A Balloon Called Moaning by The Joy Formidable. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 32:39 minutes.

Artist: The Joy Formidable
Release date: 2010
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 9
Duration: 32:39
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No. Title Length
1. The Greatest Light Is the Greatest Shade 5:20
2. Cradle 2:47
3. Austere 3:04
4. While the Flies 3:40
5. Whirring 3:34
6. 9669 2:49
7. The Last Drop 3:25
8. Ostrich 4:37
9. Greyhounds In the Slips (feat. Paul Draper) [Bonus Track] (featuring Paul Draper) 3:23



After a tasty appetizer — their “Popinjay” single — the Joy Formidable deliver the goods with their first main course, A Balloon Called Moaning. Vocalist/guitarist Ritzy Bryan sings in a sweetly crisp tone, eschewing the reverb-heavy style of so many au courant female indie-poppers; her sometimes multi-tracked vocals strike a sing-along chord, riding atop immense, energetic guitars. The Welsh trio has a knack for balancing a pop sensibility with hard-driving rock textures; songs like “The Last Drop” and “Austere” feel like huge, tidal waves of guitar ebbing and flowing on what are essentially bouncy pop rhythms. Early U.K. singles “Cradle” and “Whirring” (both bedroom recorded, as was “Austere”) are powerhouse jolts of shoegaze-influenced pop, with Bryan’s chirp and trill glistening through the dense layers. A Balloon Called Moaning is fun, catchy and surprisingly substantial in its relative brevity, making the Joy Formidable a band to watch.