ALBUM REVIEW: Mt. Joy – Rearrange Us | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

Narc. Magazine Online

Reliably informed


Dualtone Records

Released: 05.06.20







This is the second album from US indie rockers Mt. Joy, who are masters of weaving musical narratives that move, inspire and vibrate. Strangers is the cream of the crop; Matt Quinn’s vocals are particularly delicate and pure in a twinkling opening, transitioning into a tone substantially more brassy. Waitress is truthful to Mt. Joy’s most organic sound, with silky strings, delicate drums and power piano solos blended with poetic lyrics and a bold chorus, creating a satisfying blend of rock and folk.

Disappointingly, some tracks fall short of Mt. Joy’s established instrumental intricacy and spirited cadence: Let Loose feels somewhat flat, lacking tempo and texture. Although Rearrange Us has some real diamonds, the lengthy album lacks consistency, interrupting its flow and limiting its potential.


Like this story? Share it!

Subscribe to our mailout