Anomoanon's Joji continues on the country-folk-rock path that the band, and all the Oldhams for that matter, have been forging since the beginning. One could always hear the ghosts of classic country-rock in Anomoanon's music -- the Grateful Dead and the Band shine through -- but on Joji it seems that the influence of classic rock like Neil Young comes through, yet through the lens of the Meat Puppets, especially on tracks like "Leap Alone," "Green Sea," and the wonderful closer, "Bird Child." And this works in Anomoanon's favor -- driving music with an edge that you can get lost in. Some of the songs can be a bit jammy, but tracks like "Mr. Train" and "After Than Before" show an impressive country drive that solidifies and balances the wandering of the longer tracks on Joji. Anomoanon add another decent release to their discography with Joji.
AllMusic Review by Francis Arres