No Joy combines all the best of 90s noise/shoegaze and pretty hooks a-la Jesus and Mary Chain or the best pop songs. Melodic and dissonant perfection. Not that I give a shit (or ever have), but Pitchfork Media also shows them love, by giving their “Wait for Pleasure” album (my favorite), an 8.0. And we all know that if Pitchfork likes it, it must be good, right? Not always true, but in the case of No Joy…. yes.