Jolly - The Audio Guide To Happiness (Part 1)


8.4 | 45 votes |
Release date: 28 February 2011
Style: Progressive metal

Owners:

42 have it
10 want it


01. Guidance One
02. Ends Where It Starts
03. Joy
04. Pretty Darlin'
05. The Pattern
06. Storytime
07. Guidance Two
08. Still A Dream
09. Radiae
10. Where Everything's Perfect
11. Dorothy's Lament
12. Intermission

Line-up
Anadale - vocals, guitars
Joe Reilly - keyboards, sampler
Louis Abramson - drums
Anthony Rondinone - bass, vocals

Guest review by
R Lewis
Rating:
8.4
The main reason why I'll never be able to bear death and black metal and their thousands of variants (sorry 90% of Metal Storm users) is that the first thing I look for in music, more important than musicianship, lyrics, and production, is happiness. Music must be a safe rest from the various worries of the "external world", something that makes me feel good, so I simply can't understand the enjoyment in listening to genres that have the opposite effect on me. But maybe it's just me.

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30.01.2012
Something you probably haven't stumbled across but deserves your very much in demand attention. I mean, how can you ignore an album with a title like that? Fact is, you can't. This record is backed by an actual scientific research. True story. Sometimes a bit djenty (ain't that a hot potato nowadays?), featuring cool soundscapes, often including bad ass riffs - this Jolly album is overall a beautifully structured record. If it ain't going to make you happy, it should at least make you feel good.

Taste it here!

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03.02.2012 - 02:57
Susan
Smeghead
Thanks Ivor for the staff pick - I can't stop listening to this. LOVE the retro vibe in the atmosphere of some songs.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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03.02.2012 - 13:10
Rating: 10
lickmysoul
Awesome
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04.02.2012 - 16:51
Ivor
Staff
Written by Susan on 03.02.2012 at 02:57

Thanks Ivor for the staff pick - I can't stop listening to this. LOVE the retro vibe in the atmosphere of some songs.

You're more than welcome.

I.
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No friends for playing games
No foes who scorn my name
Computerized machines of steel and rust
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No friends in my house on Mars
No foes in my house on Mars
I was born in my house on Mars
I will die in my house on Mars
-- Ayreon - My House on Mars
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04.02.2012 - 17:02
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Jolly good?
Sorry had to say that , might give this a go!
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04.02.2012 - 21:48
DragonWisdom
Fan-friggin-tastic album
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Keep it Brutal!!!
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06.02.2012 - 14:32
deepwithin
A case of better late than never, heuh... Anyway, great pick! Have this one since the spring of 2011 and it's had its fair share of spins in my car cd-player, which is always a good indication for me of the quality of a cd. The sometimes a bit poppy approach does work great with the complexity of some of the songs. I am definitely looking out for part two with Phase Three and Phase Four on them.
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06.02.2012 - 23:58
Ivor
Staff
Written by deepwithin on 06.02.2012 at 14:32

A case of better late than never, heuh... Anyway, great pick! Have this one since the spring of 2011 and it's had its fair share of spins in my car cd-player, which is always a good indication for me of the quality of a cd. The sometimes a bit poppy approach does work great with the complexity of some of the songs. I am definitely looking out for part two with Phase Three and Phase Four on them.

Better late than never indeed. Didn't come across it soon enough, otherwise I would have made the effort to put it up for awards. As it was, the lists were locked. Funny thing is, though, I wasn't overwhelmed when I first listened to it. It grew on me as the time went by.

I.
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No friends for playing games
No foes who scorn my name
Computerized machines of steel and rust
/---/
No friends in my house on Mars
No foes in my house on Mars
I was born in my house on Mars
I will die in my house on Mars
-- Ayreon - My House on Mars
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20.02.2012 - 18:38
retupmock0
Hey everyone, this is Joe Reilly, keyboardist of JOLLY. I stumbled upon this post and wanted to say thank you to Ivor for recommending our album. And thanks to all of you for the kind words!

I wanted to let you all know that if you'd like to download some of the songs for free you can go to jollyband.com/promo and enter the code METALSTORM

Also, we're very active on Facebook, so if you'd like to keep up on what's going on with us you can visit facebook.com/jollyband.

Again, thanks for the kind words. Glad to see the word getting around!
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05.03.2012 - 01:45
Rating: 9
Gelati
This album is absolutely phenominal.
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24.07.2012 - 21:03
Rating: 9
silenius
OM NOM NOM!
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29.03.2013 - 18:24
Rating: 7
Diverge
Jolly have moments of greatness, but there's way too much melodic monotony here for my own particular tastes. I do come back from time to time, though.
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07.04.2013 - 05:12
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Mastercommander
Both Audio guides are really nice albums. This album is better though I'd say. Part two is good but doesn't quite plateau as high as Part one does and Part one is far catchier overall than Part two.. Part one seems to have a bit more life in it while part two is kind of flat in some areas more so than part one. Both have a couple songs I tend to skip.
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22.07.2013 - 05:57
Rating: 10
BloodJuNkie
The Warchief
Awesome! .. just awesome!
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