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Strict JoyAfter falling in love on screen and off, Once's Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová quit dating. On Strict Joy, their slow...Strict JoyRock, FolkAfter falling in love on screen and off, Once's Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová quit dating. On Strict Joy, their slow...2009-10-28
Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova

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B

Strict Joy

Genre: Rock, Folk

After falling in love on screen and off, Once’s Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová quit dating. On Strict Joy, their slow-strummed Americana has gone from wistful to blubbering-into-your-Guinness sad, with words like ”rain” and ”hurt” harmonized over plinking piano keys. Occasionally, all that lamenting gets nap-inducing. Luckily, Hansard saves some rage for ”Feeling the Pull,” which suggests the best love songs come from those who don’t believe in them anymore. B

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