Count Your Lucky Stars, 2010
Any of the songs on this album, taken individually, are awesome. Joie De Vivre’s brand of downtempo indie rock is very powerful, with inventive bass and drum grooves laying a nice foundation for the downtrodden (but certainly not emo) vocals and occasional trumpet. As an album, though, the songs all start to sound very similar. These guys have potential, but they need to find a way to shake up their own formula.